M is for Marselan #WinePW

Marselan wine from Amethyard Vineyards in China

Wine Pairing Weekend Plays with “M” Wines Our monthly Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group takes on just about any challenge. This month, our host Lori from Dracaena Wines is hosting and we are joining her in her monthly “Winephabet” posts. So, we’ll all pick a wine that begins with the letter “M” and explore the … Continue reading

#SonomaStrong with Two Shepherds and Roast Chicken à la Alice Waters #WinePW

Two Shepherds with Roast Chicken at www.foodwineclick.com

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Celebrates Sonoma Winery Friends This month, our Wine Pairing Weekend group is showing our combined support for recovery after the recent fires in Sonoma. The annual Wine Bloggers Conference was in Sonoma this year, so several of us had the opportunity to visit and see both the damage and the fact … Continue reading

Holiday Wine Gift Ideas: Not Just Any Champagne #WinePW

Grower Champagne for Holiday Gifts

Wine Pairing Weekend Holiday Gift Wine Ideas Our monthly Wine Pairing Weekend group is convening this month to offer some excellent ideas for wine as a holiday gift. Take a look further down in this post for some creative thoughts to help you knock off that holiday gift list! Click Here for a Convenient Wine … Continue reading

While the Cat’s Away the Mouse will Play #MerlotMe

lamb chops on a Primo ceramic grill

Cat’s Away, Mouse Will Play It’s not what you think! Julie is away for the week on a women’s business school reunion trip to Chile. Does this mean shenanigans back at home? No, but it does mean a week of enjoying forbidden foods: lamb, rabbit, eggplant, more lamb, go! Julie took off on Thursday afternoon; … Continue reading

Grill Braised Brisket with Duckhorn Merlot #MerlotMe #WinePW

Grill braised brisket with Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

For October, It’s Merlot Pairing Weekend For the third year, our Wine Pairing Weekend clan has been happily hijacked into a month-long celebration of the Merlot grape in collaboration with the #MerlotMe group of wineries. Take a look at what our group has cooked up farther down in this post. If you see this early … Continue reading

2017 #MerlotMe Preview #WinePW

Merlot wines for #MerlotMe

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Returns to the Merlot Bandwagon for Year Three! Our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group (#WinePW on twitter) takes on a monthly wine pairing experiment/challenge. Most of the time, we are looking for a new challenge. However, we have had a ton of fun collaborating with the #MerlotMe group of wineries for … Continue reading

October 2017 – Time for #MerlotMe! #WinePW

Merlot from all over North America for #MerlotMe

October Is #MerlotMe Month Forget pumpkin spice, October is all about Merlot. 2017 will mark year 3 for our Wine Pairing Weekend group collaboration with MerlotMe ! Join us in our month-long celebration of the Merlot grape. Along with the MerlotMe wineries, we’ll be posting and chatting up our love for Merlot in the month of … Continue reading

Cool Kitchen Seafood Rolls for an Easy Summer Supper #WinePW

Easy no-cook seafood rolls pair with Villa Maria Sauvignon Blancs at www.foodwineclick.com

Kicking Back for an Easy Summer Supper with Wine Pairing Weekend Members of our Wine Pairing Weekend group work pretty hard to pair great foods with great wine choices. Sometimes, though, it’s fun to just relax and take an easy path to dinner. The food still needs to taste great and pair with some nice … Continue reading

Summer Wines With Memphis Style Slow Smoked Ribs #WinePW

Summertime and the Grillin’s Easy Our Wine Pairing Weekend assignment this month was a natural for the summer, the grill. Take a look at all the other enthusiastic grilling posts farther down on this page! My #WinePW buddies always have some great ideas to share. Truth be told, I grill year-round. However, in the summertime, … Continue reading

Add a Little Sparkle to Your Brunch #WinePW

Glera Frizzante and a brunch omelet

Wine Pairing Weekend Goes to Brunch Our Wine Pairing Weekend May theme is Brunch. I’ve been trying to include more easy recipes in my blog posts recently, so I thought: “Omelet, how hard can that be?” As is often the case,  easy and elegant looks may not be so easy to achieve! If you’d like … Continue reading

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