Moldova Wine & Food – Here’s Your Invitation! #WinePW

Moldova Food & Wine Pairings – Traditional and Creative August 2019 I had the pleasure of being included on the first press trip sponsored by the Wine of Moldova. After the trip I approached my contacts in the organization to gauge their interest in collaborating with our Wine Pairing Weekend group of bloggers, and here … Continue reading

No Super Tuscans for Me! #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Explores Super Tuscans Our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group is digging into Super Tuscans this month. Take a look at the bottom of this post for links to all my fellow bloggers thoughts on the subject! Two Rebellions Against the Italian DOC System Italians aren’t exactly the best rule-followers … Continue reading

The Polar Opposite of House Style at Champagne Coessens #winophiles

French Winophiles Look for Unexpected Pleasures in Champagne This month, our French Winophiles are looking in the dusty corners of Champagne for surprises and unexpected pleasures. Join us as we explore.  Do you have an unexpected pleasure of Champagne? Join our chat on Saturday June 20 on Twitter. Just look for us 10-11am CDT at … Continue reading

New York Finger Lakes – I Hope You Like Riesling! #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend with Finger Lakes Wine Alliance In June, our Wine Pairing Weekend Group is teaming up with the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance to highlight the wines of the region with some creative pairings. The wineries were very generous with samples, so our bloggers will have lots of opportunity to experiment. Take a look … Continue reading

Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Red Newt Cellars Riesling #WinePW

Sweet and Spicy Salmon and Riesling Riesling is a natural for both sweet dishes and spicy ones, so why not combine all three? Today we’re trying a couple of New York Finger Lakes Rieslings with a cedar plank grilled salmon from our blogging friends at Vindulge. New York Finger Lakes and Red Newt Cellars Red … Continue reading

Sweet & Spicy Ribs with Lakewood Vineyards Riesling #WinePW

Riesling Goes to the Barbecue Typical food pairing choices for Riesling: pork, spicy dishes, sweet dishes. Hmmm, let me think: Ribs! Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is working with New York Finger Lakes Wine Country this month, so we’re all putting on our food pairing chef’s toques to deliver some great ideas for these wines. … Continue reading

New York Finger Lakes – Lamoreaux Landing and Steamers #WinePW

Steamers with Finger Lakes Rieslings & Rosé We enjoy steamers year-round, but there is a special treat in being able to take them out on the deck on one of the first warm summer evenings in Minnesota. For a minute, we imagine we are back in New Hampshire, sitting dockside in Portsmouth. Steamers, corn, good … Continue reading

Porc au Pruneaux with Chateau Niagara

  Wine Social Media Connections I’ve not met Jim Baker in person, though our paths have crossed on many occasions in wine social media. Jim noticed that one of my interests is under-the-radar wineries and individuals who courageously go their own way. Jim offered to send me a couple bottles of Chateau Niagara wines to … Continue reading