Something Old, Something New – Flank Steak & Douro Red #WinePW

Quinta do Romeu Douro Red wine with steak

Wine Pairing Weekend Tries Something New Our Wine Pairing Weekend January theme is “try a new wine”. My challenge this month was that we were away for a long weekend just before our posts were due. My “something new” tools were the Utah State Liquor Store and our condo kitchen, so my post became a … Continue reading

Never Say Never: Cab Franc #WinePW

Memaloose wine with Primo Grill on the deck

Wine Pairing Weekend Celebrates Cabernet Franc Our blogging winemaker buddy, Lori, from Dracaena Wines just finished hosting a worldwide Cabernet Franc Appreciation day (#CabFrancDay on Twitter) and today our Wine Pairing Weekend group is continuing the celebration. There are links to all the posts further down in this post. Never Cab Franc Lori’s crusade is … Continue reading

A Love Affair with Merlot and the Grill #MerlotMe #WinePW

Second Annual Meeting of Wine Pairing Weekend and #MerlotMe Our Wine Pairing Weekend group had a ball last year helping the #MerlotMe group of wineries in their October month-long celebration of the under-appreciated Merlot grape. We were tickled to be invited to join again in the October #MerlotMe celebration 2016! Love Merlot and the Grill … Continue reading

Wine Pairing Weekend and MerlotMe Join Forces Again!

Merlot wine from Duckhorn, Cliff Creek and Cannonball

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Takes on Merlot – Round Two! Our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group (#WinePW on twitter) takes on a monthly wine pairing experiment/challenge. We get together online and chat about our results, celebrate victories and examine defeats. Last year, we had the opportunity to partner with the #MerlotMe group of wineries for … Continue reading

#MerlotMe and Wine Pairing Weekend; We’re At It Again!

October Is #MerlotMe Month Our Wine Pairing Weekend group had so much fun with MerlotMe in October last year, we decided to do it again! In collaboration with the MerlotMe wineries, we’ll be posting and chatting up our love for Merlot in the month of October. Join us as we celebrate the much maligned grape that … Continue reading

Is Grüner Veltliner Your Next Pizza Wine? #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Explores Grüner Veltliner In September, our Wine Pairing Weekend group is diving into Grüner Veltliner, the “home grape” of Austria. Move down farther in this post to see all the great pairing ideas our group has developed, and join our Twitter chat! The Next Big Thing Grüner (Grooner, in case you’re … Continue reading

A Sherry Pairing Mnemonic #WinePW

El Maestro Sierra Oloroso sherry

Wine Pairing Weekend Sherry Exploration Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is exploring sherry wine pairing this month. Some of our group are sherry lovers, but for many, sherry is either new, different, or just not liked. I’m in the “starting to understand, maybe, possibly coming into the sherry lovers camp”. But I still have a … Continue reading

Wine Pairing Weekend Takes the Sherry Challenge #WinePW

Pairing Food with Sherry Sherry isn’t a single wine, and it isn’t only something your grandmother drinks. Still, it does seem to be a drink which is often totally overlooked.  Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is taking the challenge this month to pair any of the wide range of styles of sherry with a dish. … Continue reading

Taste Test: Wines for Spicy Food #WinePW

wine choices for spicy food

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Tackles Enchiladas Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is nothing if not brave.  As we have gotten comfortable with our wine pairing explorations, we have started taking on tougher challenges and this month is one of our better ones: enchiladas. With wine as a daily occurrence at our dinner table, I have … Continue reading

Rabbit & Rhône #WinePW

rabbit and white chateauneuf-du-pape

Spring in the Southern Rhône Our Wine Pairing Weekend group (#WinePW on twitter) is celebrating spring by creating and sharing wine pairing recipes featuring wines from the Southern Rhône. Lapin = Rabbit, Good Luck Finding One One of the things I envy about cooks in Europe is the wider variety of fresh products. They may … Continue reading

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