Picturing California on the Plate and in the Glass #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Does the California Thing California is the theme for our March session with the Wine Pairing Weekend bloggers. We’re all pairing foods from a California cookbook with a suggestion of Gaby Dalkin’s “What’s Gaby Cooking”, alongside California wines. In Minnesota, it’s not exactly California weather yet, so we’re taking the opportunity to … Continue reading

Warm Up by the Fireplace with Raclette and Vins de Savoie #winepw

Imaginary Trip to the French Alps Oh to spend some time skiing/snowboarding in the French Alps, drinking Vin de Savoie every evening! Full disclosure: we have not been skiing/snowboarding in the French Alps.  We are Park City Utah ski/snowboard rats. However, the sentiment is the same.  When you come in from a day outdoors, you … Continue reading

Low and Slow Grilling with Texas Wines #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Discovers Texas! Wait, they make wine in Texas? Yes! Thanks to one of our Wine Pairing Weekend members, our group was provided with samples from a variety of Texas wineries, and this month we’ll be blogging about our experiences with the wines and pairing them with a variety of foods. You’ll … Continue reading

Young Professionals Explore Merlot with #MerlotMe #WinePW

#MerlotMe 2019 – Introduce Merlot to the Next Generation Wow, this is the fifth year our Wine Pairing Weekend Group and the #MerlotMe wineries are collaborating to celebrate the Merlot grape all through October. Take a look farther down in this post to all all the great ideas from my fellow Wine Pairing Weekend bloggers. … Continue reading

Preview the #MerlotMe Plans from the Wine Pairing Weekend Crew! #WinePW

October is #MerlotMe Season Move over Cabernet Sauvignon! Take a seat Malbec! Pinot Noir, you really are too finicky(high maintenance). Let’s not even mention “Red Blends” Pffft. It’s time for Merlot to reclaim its’ place on the top shelf of wines we Americans turn to. This is the fifth year of a collaboration between our … 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

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

Invitation to Join Wine Pairing Weekend’s Rioja and Barbecue Celebration #WinePW

Get Your Grill On with Wine from Rioja On July 13th, our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group will be sharing our suggestions for combining wine from the well known Spanish wine region of Rioja with food from the grill. Low and slow or hot and fast, what grill preparation would you mix with Rioja? Rioja … Continue reading

Gemaak en Gebottle by Oorsprong: We’re not in Kansas Anymore! #WinePW

Gemaak en Gebottle by Oorsprong Gemaak en Gebottle by Oorsprong is Afrikaans for “Made and Bottled at Origin”. Have you had wine from South Africa? Your taste buds and your wallet will be pleasantly surprised! South Africa has been producing wine for over 350 years, however their physical isolation as well as that related to … Continue reading

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