Everyday Celebration with Champagne and Curried Shrimp Salad #Winophiles

Champagne Copinet Marie paired with Curried Shrimp Salad

The Winophiles Are Always Happy for Champagne Is it possible to have too much Champagne? The #Winophiles say NO! We’re always happy to dive into that fabled region. This month we’re coming back to celebrate the region, the wines, and the foods to enjoy with Champagne. Take a look farther down in this post for … Continue reading

Aromatic Fish and a Corsican – French #Winophiles

OK so it’s not really aromatic fish, the herb infused oil is aromatic. And the Corsican isn’t a gangster, it’s a bottle of wine. But here you are, so you might as well read on! Winophiles Set Sail for Corsica Our French #Winophiles group has virtually washed up on the shore in Corsica. As a … Continue reading

Soup & Savoie French #Winophiles

Savoie wine bottle emblem

French Winophiles Search for Savoie Our French #Winophiles group is taking an imaginary trip to the Savoie wine region this month. The region may bring a smile and recognition once you make this connection: The Savoie is also “The French Alps“. I should have brought my snowboard! Take a look at the bottom of this … Continue reading

French Wine 101 – Affordable Bubbles- Crémant & More

French Wine 101 – Affordable Bubbles- Crémant & More Champagne is one of the first wines which come to mind when you say French Wine. Sparkling wine for celebration, it has a long and storied history. Unfortunately, the laws of supply and demand are such that something in limited supply (Champagne) and seemingly unlimited demand … Continue reading

Master the Saber with French Fizz #Winophiles

French Sparkling Wine and saber

French #Winophiles Celebrate French Fizz This month our French #Winophiles group is exploring and sharing all things related to French Fizz. From expensive Champagne to humble sparkling wines from minor regions and all things in between.  In lieu of a food pairing, I’m sharing our absolute favorite way to share sparkling wine: the saber!  Whenever … Continue reading

French Wine 101: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, & The Best Homework Ever

Affordable Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone wines

Why Wine 101 My young adult children have both exited the beer-only stage and have now started to enjoy wine (yay!). They also have noticed that very few of the wines I post about are in their price range. On their suggestion, I’m starting a new series aimed at newcomers to wine with interest but … Continue reading

Beaujolais: A Versatile Partner for Hunter’s Chicken #winophiles

Translucent red of Beaujolais wine

Beaujolais Flows Freely After spending two weeks in various areas in France, I was impressed by the dedication to local wines. During a week in Lyon we found that Beaujolais was the typical “house” red wine, with Macon being the normal source of a local white. Beaujolais pairs beautifully with charcuterie, cooked sausages, braised meats, … Continue reading

A Fall Day in Beaujolais #Winophiles

Beaujolais vineyards

The French #Winophiles Pay a November Visit to Beaujolais Beaujolais is one of those enigmatic French wine regions. Well known for Nouveau Beaujolais, most wine lovers know almost nothing else about the region and the wines. Join our French #Winophiles group as we delve into the wonders of the Beaujolais! I recently had the opportunity … Continue reading

My Kingdom for a Bresse Chicken – French #Winophiles

Chardonnay, Trousseau and Vin Jaune from the Jura

French Winophiles Invade the Jura Have you ever had a wine from the Jura? Do you have any idea where the Jura is? You’re not alone, it’s one of the lesser known winegrowing regions in France. In fact, the wines are so spotty in their distribution, our #winophiles group had another region choice if they … Continue reading

Quick Weeknight Meal: Cod Packets with Graves – #Winophiles

Graves on a Weeknight I usually prepare in advance for our #Winophiles group. Study the region, find a recipe, purchase the wines, prepare the meal on Sunday, work on the post during the week, post on Saturday morning, then chat. I was all set this week with Jura wines, right on track. Wednesday I realized … Continue reading

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