Alsace Wines in the American Kitchen #Winophiles #AlsaceRocks

The French Winophiles Dig Into Alsace with #AlsaceRocks This month the French Winophiles are collaborating with the kind folks at Alsace Wines in their summer promotion, Alsace Rocks! If you live in New York City, there are activities all through June.  If not, read our posts, pick up a wine from Alsace and join in! … Continue reading

Alsace Riesling with Pork Country Ribs and Sauce Nénette #Winophiles #AlsaceRocks

The French Winophiles Dig Into Alsace with #AlsaceRocks This month the French Winophiles are collaborating with the kind folks at Alsace Wines in their summer promotion, Alsace Rocks! This post is one in a series of four wine pairing challenges for Alsace wines with American dishes. Pairing #1: Alsace Riesling Loves Pork We visited Alsace … Continue reading

Alsace Pinot Blanc Paired With Pea & Shrimp Penne with Basil #Winophiles #AlsaceRocks

Spring pea pasta with shrimp, paired with Alsace Pinot Blanc

The French Winophiles Dig Into Alsace with #AlsaceRocks This month the French Winophiles are collaborating with the kind folks at Alsace Wines in their summer promotion, Alsace Rocks! This post is one in a series of four wine pairing challenges for Alsace wines with American dishes. Pairing #2 Alsace Pinot Blanc Paired with Shrimp Pasta … Continue reading

Crémant d’Alsace with Steamers #Winophiles #AlsaceRocks

The French Winophiles Dig Into Alsace with #AlsaceRocks This month the French Winophiles are collaborating with the kind folks at Alsace Wines in their summer promotion, Alsace Rocks! This post is one in a series of four wine pairing challenges for Alsace wines with American dishes. Pairing #3 Crémant d’Alsace with Steamers We love Crémant … Continue reading

Alsace Gewurztraminer with Spicy Beef Short Ribs in a Quinoa Bowl #Winophiles #AlsaceRocks

The French Winophiles Dig Into Alsace with #AlsaceRocks This month the French Winophiles are collaborating with the kind folks at Alsace Wines in their summer promotion, Alsace Rocks! This post is one in a series of four wine pairing challenges for Alsace wines with American dishes. Pairing #4 Alsace Gewurztraminer with Savory, Smoky, and Hot … Continue reading

#AlsaceRocks? The French #Winophiles Investigate

It’s June and Alsace Rocks! Our French Winophiles are exploring (virtually) Alsace this month. The region is in the far northeastern corner of France, nearly on the border of Germany. The grapes are grown on the eastern foothills of the ancient Vosges Mountains. With the northern latitude, the grapes are mostly white wine grapes, plus … Continue reading

#AlsaceRocks? Yes, and You Must Visit!

Alsace, #Winophiles and #AlsaceRocks June brings our French Winophiles group to Alsace. Thanks to Teuwen Communications and the #AlsaceRocks promotion, we will be highlighting wines from this region. I had the opportunity to visit in the fall, and I fell in love. Maybe you will, too! Schedule Your Visit to Alsace Alsace is under-appreciated by … Continue reading

Alsace Rocks the French Winophiles – Invitation to Join

Alsace France – Alsace Rocks! This month our French Winophiles group is teaming up with Wines of Alsace in their Alsace Rocks! promotion. Join us as we spend the month of June celebrating the wonderful array of wines from this unique region in France. Bonus for American wine drinkers: the wines are labeled by the … Continue reading

Drinking Tuesday Night Bordeaux #Winophiles

Modern and traditional Côtes de Bordeaux wines with porcini rubbed tenderloin

100 Problems with Bordeaux Bordeaux is stuffy Bordeaux is expensive Bordeaux needs to be aged for 20 years before you drink it I love Bordeaux, but it’s really only for very special occasions Bordeaux is what grandfathers drink, no one under 50 will touch the stuff These are the opinions in a typical American wine … Continue reading

Picpoul de Pinet and Steak Tartare Redemption #Winophiles

Picpoul de Pinet paired with steak tartare

Winophiles Sample the “Lip-Stinger” of the Languedoc Picpoul is a white wine grape best known for crisp, refreshing high acidity white wine. Picpoul de Pinet is the best known region for producing the wine, and it’s located very close to the Mediterranean sea in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in Southwest France. Perfect for sipping by the … Continue reading

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