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

Biodynamic Willamette Valley with Brick House and Harissa Chicken #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Dives into Biodynamic Willamette Valley This month, our Wine Pairing Weekend group is celebrating Oregon Wine Month by diving into Biodynamic Wineries from the Willamette Valley. Jade Helm, a member of our group, organized samples from a number of wineries so we could explore the variety of biodynamic wines from all … Continue reading

Biodynamics in the Dolomites with Azienda Agricola Foradori #winepw

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Cooks Up Biodynamic Pairings This month, our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group is highlighting biodynamic wines from around the world. Take a look farther down in this post for a dozen great wine pairing ideas for biodynamic wines! For my post, I went to Italy. Südtirol and Vini Dolomiti The Trentino … Continue reading

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

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