Banyuls Pet-Nat with Treats à La Buvette #Winophiles

French Winophiles Detectives Search for Roussillon Our French Winophiles group had a fun assignment this month: Search out a white wine from Roussillon.  We’re well familiar with the larger Languedoc-Roussillon region and it seemed easy at first. We found out that white wines from Roussillon are not so easy to find in the US! However, … Continue reading

Cabin Pairings for Moldovan Wines #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Meets Wines of Moldova July brings our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group to a virtual trip to Moldova, a small country in Eastern Europe. Moldova is working to raise awareness of the country as a wine region and a wine tourism destination. After attending a press trip to Moldova last summer, I … Continue reading

Moldova Wine & Food – Here’s Your Invitation! #WinePW

Moldova Food & Wine Pairings – Traditional and Creative August 2019 I had the pleasure of being included on the first press trip sponsored by the Wine of Moldova. After the trip I approached my contacts in the organization to gauge their interest in collaborating with our Wine Pairing Weekend group of bloggers, and here … Continue reading

Porc au Pruneaux with Chateau Niagara

  Wine Social Media Connections I’ve not met Jim Baker in person, though our paths have crossed on many occasions in wine social media. Jim noticed that one of my interests is under-the-radar wineries and individuals who courageously go their own way. Jim offered to send me a couple bottles of Chateau Niagara wines to … Continue reading

At the Grill with Fire and Wine

A Grill Book for Novice and Expert Alike My friends Mary Cressler and Sean Martin have just published a new cookbook right up my alley, and maybe yours, too. If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the grill, cooking outdoors year-round in Minnesota. Mary and Sean share my love … Continue reading

Cru Beaujolais at the Grill #Winophiles

French Winophiles Celebrate Cru Beaujolais This month, our French Winophiles group is diving into the ten Crus of Beaujolais. Many people only know Beaujolais Nouveau, the brand new baby wine rushed to market as a celebration of the just concluded vintage. It’s fun, but it isn’t intended to be a reflection of what’s possible from … Continue reading

Wine 201: Orange Wine Primer with Food Pairings to Try #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Tackles Foods with Orange Wine April showers bring May orange wines? Put simply, orange wines are white wines fermented in contact with their skins. Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is tackling orange wines this month, crafting some great ideas for food pairings with this genre of wines which many are discovering. … Continue reading

Pot Roast Soup and Bold Bordeaux by Women (Pot Roast part 2)

Turn Leftover Pot Roast into Soup A few weeks ago my mother-in-law, Joyce, shared her pot roast recipe. We paired it with some delicious red wines made by bold women winemakers in Bordeaux. Today we’re finishing the pot roast saga with Joyce sharing her leftover pot roast soup recipe. Bordeaux Wines for All Many Americans … Continue reading

Vini Alois: Champions of Campania’s Native Grapes #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine & Travel Bloggers Explore Campania This month, our blogging group filled with Italy fans is virtually exploring the Campania region of southern Italy. Take a look further down in this post for a whole host of great ideas! (click on any photo to view full size slide show) Vini Alois: Committed to … Continue reading

Burgers and Côtes du Rhône

Perfect Burger Pairing? Is there a perfect wine pairing for the classic American hamburger? I think not, which is good given the frequency of burgers on our dinner tables. I look for easygoing reds with a nice, plush texture and enough body to pair with the meaty flavor and fat in the burger. It helps … Continue reading

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