Bold Women from Bordeaux….and Minnesota!

Bold Bordeaux Women and Bold Minnesota Women Wrapping up Women’s History Month this year is a complicated affair. The month started with a big promotion in New York City: “Strong Women Make Big Bordeaux Bottles”. A group of women winemakers and winery owners came to New York to promote a fun side of Bordeaux by … Continue reading

Pantry/Freezer Spaghetti with Unti Sangiovese

Pantry/Freezer Spaghetti with Unti Vineyards Sangiovese In keeping with the spirit of #stayhome, I’m sharing some easy recipes which hopefully won’t require a separate trip to the grocery, or at least can be accommodated in your once a week trip. In cooler weather, spaghetti is one of our easy weeknight meals. Julie is especially fond … Continue reading

Blogging through the Corona Virus Pandemic

Covid-19, Stay at Home, and Extra Free Time The situation with the Covid-19 outbreak is a serious one, indeed. Like many around the world, we are staying home and doing our best to be safe and keep others safe as well. One unexpected outcome is that people seem to have a renewed interest in cooking. … Continue reading

A Stroll Around Saint Emilion with a Visit to Les Cordeliers #Winophiles

French Winophiles Highlight Crémant de Bordeaux and Other Crémant Wines Crémant refers to any French Sparkling wine made in the Methode Traditionelle, outside the Champagne region. There are Crémant wines made all over France, such as Crémant de Bourgogne, Crémant d’Alsace, or Crémant de Loire. Our goal this month was to track down a Crémant … Continue reading

Awards Time! Shortlisted for Born Digital Wine Awards

Born Digital Wine Awards There are lots of lists of best wine blogs, but only a few are actual competitions with juries. I always make a point to enter these awards competitions as I like to see if my writing and imagery stacks up. I’m pleased to report that once again, it does! I’m shortlisted … Continue reading

Picturing California on the Plate and in the Glass #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Does the California Thing California is the theme for our March session with the Wine Pairing Weekend bloggers. We’re all pairing foods from a California cookbook with a suggestion of Gaby Dalkin’s “What’s Gaby Cooking”, alongside California wines. In Minnesota, it’s not exactly California weather yet, so we’re taking the opportunity to … Continue reading

Italian Women in Wine – Cantina Marilina #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine & Travel Bloggers Celebrate Italian Wine Women Our session this month is celebrating the many wineries with women in leadership positions, either in the vineyard, the winery or the business office (or all three in some cases). Scroll down further in this post for 14 more great ideas for women-led Italian wineries! … Continue reading

Bon Appetit Healthyish Chicken Meatballs with Berne Inspiration Provençal Rosé

Rosé in the Winter Are you a rosé all year person? We love drinking rosé all summer long here in Minnesota, but we typically finish the rosé by Labor Day. As the weather turns colder, we break out the big red wines that have been biding their time since the spring. Still, we enjoy an … Continue reading