La Mancha by the Liter – Gulp Hablo #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Writers Explore Castilla La ManchaThis month, our World Wine Travel writers are exploring the Spanish region of Castilla La Mancha. The region surrounds Madrid, but the city itself is not considered part of the wine region. The only association many people have with this region is the musical “Man of La Mancha”, … Continue reading

How to Balance Quality vs. Price in Bordeaux Starting with Saint Émilion #Winophiles

French #Winophiles Writers Share How to Find Quality Affordable BordeauxThis month, our French #Winophiles writers are sharing their best advice for finding affordable Bordeaux wines for your holiday table. The very top Bordeaux wines are justifiably famous, but no one would ever describe them as affordable! How then to choose? Scroll down further in this … Continue reading

Add Some French Style to Dinner

Slow Down!We are recently back from a trip to France. One of our favorite differences in French life is the commitment to slowing down and enjoying a meal together. Restaurant meals are served in courses, even in cafés. Meals at home, especially on the weekend, represent an opportunity to take time and connect with your … Continue reading

Sherry is a Fortified Wine, or is It? #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Explores AndaluciaThis month, our World Wine Travel writers are exploring the Andalucia region in southern Spain. Most famous for Jerez and the home of sherry, there are other wines produced here as well. We’ll have plenty of sherry finds, but count on a few surprises from our group! Cruise down further in … Continue reading

Tri-Tip Steak and Duckhorn, a #MerlotMe Classic #WinePW

7th Annual Collaboration between #WinePW and #MerlotMe2021 marks the 7th year our Wine Pairing Weekend writers have partnered with the Merlot producers in support of the October month-long #MerlotMe celebration. We continue to find new ways to partner this adaptable wine with food. Take a look below for links to all our posts. You might … Continue reading

Preview the Wine Pairing Weekend #MerlotMe Celebration #WinePW

The Wine Pairing Weekend Merlot Wine Pairing ArchiveOur Wine Pairing Weekend writers have been signing the praises of Merlot in collaboration with the #MerlotMe producers every October for the last six years. This year, we’ll continue our quest to raise the visibility of this fine grape in wine drinker’s consciousness. Over the years we have … Continue reading

Embrace the Base of the Côtes du Rhône Pyramid #Winophiles

Embracing the Base of the Rhône PyramidThis month, our French Winophiles are back in a favorite region – the Rhône Valley. The Rhone Valley straddles its namesake river and extends 250km from north to south. The northern section of the wine region is much cooler, with a continental climate. The southern section features a warm … Continue reading

Our Südtirol – Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Surprise

Our Gewürztraminer SurpriseThis post started out as a normal “pairing wines with dinner” until it was hijacked by this Gewürztraminer at the firepit on a late summers evening. Intrigued? Read on. I love wines from the Südtirol – Alto Adige region of Italy. Nestled up into the lower slopes of the Dolomite mountains, the wines … Continue reading

The Jura Beyond Vin Jaune #Winophiles

French Winophiles Return to the JuraThis month, our French Wine Fans are circling back to the Jura. It’s been a while, the last time we featured this region was in 2016. This tiny region is located just east of Bourgogne (Burgundy) leading to the foothills of the Alps. Take a look farther down this post … Continue reading

A Clay-Made Dinner: Ceramic Grill and Amphora Wine #WinePW

August Wine Pairing Weekend: Amphora WinesThis month, our Wine Pairing Weekend writers and cooks are exploring foods paired with wines from amphora. Take a look farther down in this post for links to lots of good cooking ideas and wines to match! My post combines an amphora wine with a meal cooked on my ceramic … Continue reading

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