New York Finger Lakes – I Hope You Like Riesling! #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend with Finger Lakes Wine Alliance In June, our Wine Pairing Weekend Group is teaming up with the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance to highlight the wines of the region with some creative pairings. The wineries were very generous with samples, so our bloggers will have lots of opportunity to experiment. Take a look … Continue reading

Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Red Newt Cellars Riesling #WinePW

Sweet and Spicy Salmon and Riesling Riesling is a natural for both sweet dishes and spicy ones, so why not combine all three? Today we’re trying a couple of New York Finger Lakes Rieslings with a cedar plank grilled salmon from our blogging friends at Vindulge. New York Finger Lakes and Red Newt Cellars Red … Continue reading

Sweet & Spicy Ribs with Lakewood Vineyards Riesling #WinePW

Riesling Goes to the Barbecue Typical food pairing choices for Riesling: pork, spicy dishes, sweet dishes. Hmmm, let me think: Ribs! Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is working with New York Finger Lakes Wine Country this month, so we’re all putting on our food pairing chef’s toques to deliver some great ideas for these wines. … Continue reading

New York Finger Lakes – Lamoreaux Landing and Steamers #WinePW

Steamers with Finger Lakes Rieslings & Rosé We enjoy steamers year-round, but there is a special treat in being able to take them out on the deck on one of the first warm summer evenings in Minnesota. For a minute, we imagine we are back in New Hampshire, sitting dockside in Portsmouth. Steamers, corn, good … Continue reading

Two Fisted Wine Pairing with Yarden Wines #WinePW

Yarden Wines Discovery with Wine Pairing Weekend Thanks to Yarden Wines, our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group is discovering wines from Israel in an extra-credit session for May (we usually meet on the 2nd Saturday). Each of our bloggers received two bottles of wine from one of Yarden Wines labels, and we all took the … Continue reading

A Bonus Wine Pairing Weekend Session with Yarden Wines #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend – Meet Yarden Wines! Our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group received an invitation to do an extra session in May so we could sample wines from Israel via Yarden Wines. Of course, we jumped on the opportunity. This will be a first opportunity to try wines from Israel for many of us.  … Continue reading

Wine 201: Orange Wine Primer with Food Pairings to Try #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Tackles Foods with Orange Wine April showers bring May orange wines? Put simply, orange wines are white wines fermented in contact with their skins. Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is tackling orange wines this month, crafting some great ideas for food pairings with this genre of wines which many are discovering. … Continue reading

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


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