Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux – Your “Go-To” for the Grill

Cru Bourgeois Wines and the Grill Cru Bourgeois wines from Bordeaux fill a perfect spot at the dinner table when grilled foods are being served. They possess a magical combination of high quality, affordable price (around $20 US for a bottle), age-able but ready to drink on purchase. Whether you’re holding one in your cellar … Continue reading

Invitation to 5th Annual Collaboration #MerlotMe and #WinePW

October Is #MerlotMe Month It’s October, time for autumn leaves and the dreaded pumpkin spice everything. More importantly, it’s time for #MerlotMe! October 2019 marks year 5 for our Wine Pairing Weekend group collaboration with the MerlotMe wineries! Our blogging group will be posting and sharing our love for Merlot all during the month of … Continue reading

The “New” Huîtrerie Régis

Paris for a Day On some trips, we end up with a free day in Paris prior to returning to the states, and we never complain! It’s a chance to see what’s new and to visit some favorite spots. (click on any photo for a full size slideshow) Huîtrerie Régis – One of Our Favorites … Continue reading

Vermilion Valley Vineyards – Is Ohio on Your Wine Radar?

Time to Put Ohio on Your Wine Radar We all know about Napa Valley and California wine. We know about Washington State and Oregon. Some folks know about wine from New York State and Virginia. How about Ohio? Last winter I saw some posts on Facebook by a young winemaker from Ohio, he seemed passionate … Continue reading

Food-Friendly Skin-Fermented Vineti delle Dolomiti #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine & Travel Group Explores Northeast Italy! This month, our #ItalianFWT blogging group is traveling (virtually) around the Dolomites mountains in Northeast Italy. Much less famous than other regions to the south, Northeast Italy has so much to offer. You can link to all the other posts from the group further down in … Continue reading

Pan Fried Walleye: Vibrant with Troon Kubli Bench Blanc

  Troon Vineyard is located in the Applegate Valley in the far southwestern corner of Oregon, a bit off the normal Oregon wine touring path. I made it my first stop in my trip to Oregon and Washington last fall, on my way out to the Wine Media Conference in Walla Walla, and I wrote … Continue reading

NOT the Easter Bunny with Wines from Anjou-Saumur #Winophiles

French Winophiles Return to Anjou-Saumur Back in 2016, the French Winophiles took a multi-month virtual cruise down the Loire river, stopping in each of the major sub-regions. My prior posts are here for Central, Touraine, Anjou-Saumur, and Nantais. This month, we’re revisiting wines of Anjou and Saumur. Take a look further down in this post … Continue reading

Smoking Low & Slow with Rioja Wines #WinePW

American Barbecue and Old World Wines I’m happy to take the BBQ and Rioja wine challenge with our Wine Pairing Weekend group this month, as I’m an outdoor cooking fan as well as a fan of old world, traditional style wines. I own multiple grills, my favorites are my Primo Ceramic Grills. These grills are … Continue reading

Wine Pairing Weekend: Rioja and BBQ Preview #WinePW

Break Out the Grill and the Rioja Wine Our Wine Pairing Weekend Group is pairing all-things grill with Rioja this month. Many of our members received samples, generously provided by Bodegas LAN. Rioja Fast Facts Rioja is best known for its’ red wines, although white wines and rosato’s are also made Rioja red wines are … Continue reading

Beyond Apertif, Enjoy Prosecco Superiore at the Dinner Table #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Group Explores Prosecco Superiore DOCG Prosecco sparkling wines are popular as relatively inexpensive and appealing sparkling wines. This month, our Italian Food, Wine and Travel blogging group is concentrating on the upper end of the Prosecco quality pyramid, the Prosecco Superiore wines of Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Prosecco wines are made from … Continue reading

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