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

Does Rosé Bring Spring to Minnesota??

Rosé season in Minnesota accompanied by 15 inches of snow!

“Spring” in Minnesota Spring is a bit of a joke here in Minnesota. Groundhog Day? What do you mean? Of course there is going to be 6 weeks more winter. Sheesh! March is more of the same: In like a Lion, and usually Out like a Lion, too. This year, I received some rosé samples … Continue reading

The Name Says It All: Soave Classico #ItalianFWT

Who Wouldn’t Like Suave and Classic? Charming, confident, elegant, classic. Great descriptors and wouldn’t you love to drink a wine you thought of that way? Unfortunately, Soave, a white wine from the Veneto region in northern Italy had its’ roller coaster ride to the top of Italian wines in America in the 1970’s. And, of … Continue reading

Beef Bourguignon on a Stick? Why not!

Domaine Pierre Amiot et Fils Morey-Saint-Denis at the grill

Favorite Foods “On a Stick” Minnesota cuisine isn’t usually considered exactly “gourmet”. At the end of summer, we relish our state fair, famous for foods on a stick: corn dogs, pronto pups, chocolate dipped bacon, deep-fried Snickers, even spaghetti & meatballs! Why not take a favorite cool weather dish (beef bourguignon) and twist it up … 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

M is for Marselan #WinePW

Marselan wine from Amethyard Vineyards in China

Wine Pairing Weekend Plays with “M” Wines Our monthly Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group takes on just about any challenge. This month, our host Lori from Dracaena Wines is hosting and we are joining her in her monthly “Winephabet” posts. So, we’ll all pick a wine that begins with the letter “M” and explore the … Continue reading

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