A Well Stocked Refrigerator or Two

Two Shepherds Grenache Gris

Elevate Your Monday Evening Even on a night when you’re rooting around the refrigerator and freezer for something to put together for dinner, a properly stocked wine refrigerator can elevate the meal. A variety of sparkling, white and rosé wines allow a great pairing with almost anything you can put together!

Blue Valentine – An Alternative Sweet Pairing

Have a Blue Valentine Break out of that chocolate and Cabernet thing that so many people are talking about these days. Try a different approach to your Valentine sweets! A smooth, rich blue cheese and a fortified wine in the style of port are a perfect sweet finish to a romantic meal. Gorgonzola Dolce After … Continue reading

One More #MerlotMe!

#MerlotMe Everyday It’s not just for the month of October, you have my permission to enjoy Merlot any day of the week, any month of the year. Even with leftover pot roast. Maybe especially with leftover pot roast, it needs love, too! We all need to keep Merlot in our regular rotation of wines and … Continue reading

Steal This Halloween Candy!

Graham's 10 Year Tawny Port paired with Halloween Candy

Just For Fun! Pairing Tawny Port with Halloween Candy When I was contacted about testing out some candy pairings with Tawny Port, I jumped at the chance! 10 Year Tawny Port is one of my favorite dessert wines (here, here, and here). I have my favorite things to pair for an after dinner treat, but … Continue reading

Peju Shows Merlot’s Versatility with Zuni Chicken #Merlotme

Peju Merlot paired with Zuni Cafe Chicken

This post is associated with the full month of October celebration of Merlot, called #MerlotMe on social media. Go ahead, look it up on facebook, Twitter or your favorite search engine! Merlot is More than Just a Red Meat Wine Being a bit softer and more plush than Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot will pair with more … Continue reading

Easy Holiday Appetizers & a Sparkler from South Africa #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Celebrates the Holidays Our theme this month is “Sparkling Wine and Festive Holiday Dishes”. Scroll further down in this post for lots of great ideas from our group.  If you see this on Saturday morning Dec. 12, please join us on Twitter at #WinePW for a lively discussion! One of the best … Continue reading

You Can’t Take It With You, or Can You? Wine Check!

If you’re a wine lover traveling in a wine region anywhere in the world, you will undoubtedly want to bring home some treasures you acquired along the way.  Like me, you won’t be satisfied with just one or two bottles you can sneak into your luggage.  How can you bring home a bunch of wine, … Continue reading

A Very Primo Pizza Party

Outdoor Pizza on a Primo Ceramic Grill Over the Labor Day weekend we visited our Duluth friends John and Liz.  We missed Liz as she was out of town on a girls weekend, but we had fun with John, his fishing buddy Clint, and John’s son Tyson. Saturday evening was our treat, a pizza party.  … Continue reading

Abruzzo 1st Course: Farro & Butternut Squash Soup with Passerina #ItalianFWT

#ItalianFWT visits Abruzzo This month on #ItalianFWT we’re jetting off to Abruzzo to explore the food & wine of the region. The region of Abruzzo sits very near Rome, however, the steep Apennine mountains divide the west side of Italy (Rome) from the east (Abruzzo). Historically, this made travel difficult, hence Abruzzo is barely known. … Continue reading

#SiWhatsNext Ribera y Rueda

Ribera y Rueda How much do you know about the wines of Spain? I’ve dabbled with a variety, but I’ve not devoted any real effort to understanding them. I was excited to receive an invitation for a tasting of wines from the Ribera del Duero and Rueda regions this weekend, at Foreign Legion, to boot!  … Continue reading

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