Lombardia Preview #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Writers to Explore Lombardia (Lombardy)Lombardia is the Italian home of fashion in Milan, beautiful lakes country with Lakes Como, Lugano, Maggiore. It’s also the home of a wide variety of wines, which is the central focus of our group! In August, we’ll all pick some wines from Lombardia to feature … Continue reading

I am Cider Curious #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Writers Detour to Hard CiderThis month, our World Wine Travel writers are taking a short detour from Spain to explore ciders from around the world. Some of our group have a couple examples from the Asturias region of Spain on the cool Atlantic coast, so we’ll keep our Spanish connection! Scroll down … Continue reading

Pair that Tawny Port with a Campfire

Pair Tawny Port with a Summer CampfireSometimes, just relaxing in a comfy setting is all you need for a perfect pairing. Put a bit of a chill on the bottle, go out to the fire and enjoy! If Tawny Port, or Port in general is new to you, here’s a link to a primer on … Continue reading

Alsace Wines Shine with Summer’s Bounty Risotto #Winophiles

French Winophiles Love AlsaceOur French Winophiles writers love Alsace, but it’s been a while since our last official virtual visit. We’re excited to be returning this month with our latest discoveries from the region. Scroll further down in this post for a list of links to all our fellow writers’ posts. Alsace is UniqueTerroir is … Continue reading

Exploring Vitis Vinifera at Vermilion Valley Vineyards #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Writers Highlight the MidwestAmerica’s midwestern states are an unlikely home for Vitis vinifera, the traditional grape for wines we know and love. Bitterly cold winters are sufficient to kill the vines. Humid, rainy summers bring threats of all sorts of fungal disease. Hybrid grapes crossed between Vitis vinifera and native species are … Continue reading

Testing Out the Vital Choice Seafood Grill Box

Vital Choice Wild Seafood and OrganicsRecently, the folks at Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics contacted me to see if I’d like to try out their seafood grilling pack. Given my love of both seafood and the grill, this was an easy yes! A few days later the box arrived, perfectly frozen and ready to … Continue reading