Picturing Uruguay with Lentil Stew & Aguara Tannat #winepw

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Imagines Uruguay It’s February and our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group is picturing what summer must be like down in Uruguay. Never heard of wine from Uruguay you say? I had heard, but had never tried one. Thanks to Amanda Barnes of Around the World in 80 Harvests and the South … Continue reading

Party Guaranteed: Pulled Pork and Argentine Wine #WinePW

Smoke a Pork Shoulder for the Family Want a sure-fire crowd pleaser? Learn how to smoke a pork shoulder (pork butt) for pulled pork sandwiches. Your barbecue skills will become legend. And, (shhh….) it’s easy! Details at the bottom of this post. Wine Pairing Weekend “Visits” Argentina January and February 2019 take our Wine Pairing … Continue reading

Travel (Virtually) to Argentina with Wine Pairing Weekend #WinePW

Argentina Welcomes (Virtually) the Wine Pairing Weekend Bloggers Winter 2019 brings our blogging group on a virtual tour of South America. In January, we visit Argentina, and in February, we’ll be posting on Uruguay and Chile. We’ll enjoy the warm weather, even if it is only through our vivid imaginations! What is your impression of … Continue reading

Is Anyone Ready to Go to Argentina? #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Travels (Virtually) to Argentina in January 2019! Short daylight hours, snow ice and sleet. Are you ready for a break? Our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group is 100% ready! We’re working on posts centered on wines from Argentina and foods to match – Argentine or not. We’ll be posting on our … Continue reading

50 Shades of Kabinett Riesling #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group (virtually) Visits Germany Join our #WinePW group this month as we take a virtual visit to Germany. Thanks to the generosity of Winesellers, many of our group received samples of German wines for our posts. Let’s dig in to German wines and foods that pair with them. Take a look further … Continue reading

Comparing Washington and California Merlot over Dinner #MerlotMe

Does It Matter Where Your Merlot is Grown? When it comes to Merlot, my personal favorites are from the Right Bank in Bordeaux. During our annual October month-long  #MerlotMe celebration,  I sample a variety of Merlot wines from California and Washington (master post is here). Generalizations are always difficult as there are plenty of counter … Continue reading

Merlot for Every Day of the Week #MerlotMe #WinePW

Annual Month-long Celebration of the Merlot Grape Our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group has collaborated with the #MerlotMe group of wineries for the last 4 years. This extended annual event gives us the opportunity to really dive into a variety of Merlot based wines. Even though our group name implies weekend time and a special … Continue reading

Merlot and Meatless Monday #MerlotMe #WinePW

Merlot and Meatless Monday We’re not sticklers for Meatless Monday at our house.  It’s often “leftovers from Sunday on Monday”. Still, we enjoy a regular meatless meal. Merlot is a good red wine choice for meatless meals as it offers moderate tannins and is pretty relaxed for pairing. Disclosure: Our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group … Continue reading

Takeout Dinners Deserve Good Wine #MerlotMe #WinePW

Some nights there’s no time to cook. For us, Wednesday evenings are Triathlon swim lessons, so we come home tired and hungry. We stopped at the grocery store deli for some chicken thighs, mashed potatoes and “superfood” salad.  I say takeout deserves a nice wine, don’t you think?  Decoy Merlot, a Duckhorn portfolio wine fills … Continue reading

Humble Hamburger with L’Ecole 41 Merlot #MerlotMe #WinePW

Merlot = Great Hamburger Wine Over-the-top hamburgers seem to be all the rage. Multiple patties, smothered in cheese, bacon and who know what else make for great food porn, but do you want to actually eat one? Not me. Give me a pasture raised local beef patty dressed with a few veggies and I’m a … Continue reading

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