Foradori Wines and a Duck Press in Minneapolis

Foradori Wines Visit Minneapolis I’m a big fan of Foradori wines, artisan made wines featuring native grapes from the Trentino-Alto Adige Region of Northeast Italy. The best known personality at Foradori is Elisabetta Foradori, although today it is a full family operation with her adult children Theo, Myrtha and Emilio. This week, I had the … Continue reading

While the Cat’s Away the Mouse will Play #MerlotMe

lamb chops on a Primo ceramic grill

Cat’s Away, Mouse Will Play It’s not what you think! Julie is away for the week on a women’s business school reunion trip to Chile. Does this mean shenanigans back at home? No, but it does mean a week of enjoying forbidden foods: lamb, rabbit, eggplant, more lamb, go! Julie took off on Thursday afternoon; … Continue reading

One Stop French Wine and Cheese Party: Whole Foods Market #MadeinFrance

A beautiful wine and cheese spread

French Wine and Cheese with the #Winophiles and Whole Foods Our French Winophiles group needs no encouragement to celebrate French wines and foods. We do it every month! When the opportunity arose to collaborate with Whole Foods Market and the wines and cheeses of France, we jumped at the chance. The wines and cheeses in … Continue reading

Up Your French Wine & Cheese Game With Whole Foods & the French #Winophiles

Whole Foods French Wines

Let Us Reduce Your Confusion When you approach a well stocked cheese counter, are you filled with excitement or dread? And when it comes to French wine, why can’t they just name them by the grape and be done?? October French Wine and Cheese at Whole Foods During the entire month of October, Whole Foods … Continue reading

Chianti on a Weeknight

Everyday Meals Deserve a Nice Bottle of Wine Your everyday meals deserve a nice bottle of wine! Looking at my blog posts, you might believe every meal is from scratch – not so! On busy weeknights, we take lots of shortcuts. Tacos from a kit? Yep. Spaghetti sauce from a jar? You betcha! We do … Continue reading

Old World Wines Love a New World Party

Old World Wines Love a Summer Partuy

Summer is NOT Over! Even in Minnesota, we have a few weeks of good weather left. It’s not too late to enjoy the patio with friends. While you might think Old World wines are serious and not the place for a casual get together, you’d be wrong. Old World wines love a party.   Saber … Continue reading

Surprisingly Affordable Wine Region: Bordeaux! #Winophiles

Affordable Bordeaux Wines under $20 at www.foodwineclick.com

#Winophiles Need Affordable Wines Too Our August meeting of our French Winophiles group has us digging around for good, affordable French wines. Sure, some of the world’s most expensive wines come from France (I’m talking to you, Burgundy. And you, Bordeaux!), but there are also great values to be found if you know where to … Continue reading

Château du Moulin-à-Vent Through the Seasons

Château du Moulin-à-Vent Cru Beaujolais wine

Château du Moulin-à-Vent Back in November last year, I was contacted by Morgane at Château du Moulin-à-Vent. He proposed sending some samples knowing my interest in food and wine pairings.  We had just returned from a trip to Lyon, France where we had the opportunity to taste the versatility of Cru Beaujolais. As the unofficial … Continue reading

Natura Wines – Organically Grown, Fresh & Affordable

Natura Wines – Organic, Affordable, Delicious I received a set of Natura Wine samples this spring from the parent company, Banfi Vintners. Natura Wines come from Chile, and they represent a line of inexpensive wines made from hand harvested organic grapes.  Affordable and hand harvested organic aren’t typically seen in the same sentence, so I … Continue reading

Exploring Madiran with Vignobles Brumont #Winophiles

Dinner with wines of Vignobles Brumont

Southwest France, Unknown in the US The wines of Southwest France are little known in the US. Deep in the shadows of Bordeaux (which geographically should be considered part of the region), the wines are difficult to find  and even knowledgeable wine shop employees may not discern a difference between Sud-Ouest (Southwest) and Languedoc-Roussillon. The … Continue reading

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