Aromatic Fish and a Corsican – French #Winophiles

OK so it’s not really aromatic fish, the herb infused oil is aromatic. And the Corsican isn’t a gangster, it’s a bottle of wine. But here you are, so you might as well read on! Winophiles Set Sail for Corsica Our French #Winophiles group has virtually washed up on the shore in Corsica. As a … Continue reading

Smoky mushroom mac & cheese paired with two Nebbiolo wines

Nebbiolo Paired With Smoky Mushroom Mac & Cheese

More Fun With Nebbiolo Here’s another great food pairing and a couple of enjoyable examples of Nebbiolo “beyond the B’s” of Barolo and Barbaresco. The high acidity and tannins in Nebbiolo make it a great partner for rich foods as the two balance each other nicely. Mac & cheese fills the bill nicely, and the … Continue reading

Blue Valentine – An Alternative Sweet Pairing

Have a Blue Valentine Break out of that chocolate and Cabernet thing that so many people are talking about these days. Try a different approach to your Valentine sweets! A smooth, rich blue cheese and a fortified wine in the style of port are a perfect sweet finish to a romantic meal. Gorgonzola Dolce After … Continue reading

Alsace view from the Vosges mountains above Ribeauville

Somewhere between Lodi and Alsace

  Can Lodi be at Home in Alsace? I visited Alsace last fall, and one of my favorite things was to experience Choucroute Garni in its natural home.  As you drive and hike around the region, you see vineyards of course, but you also see enormous fields full of cabbage, the source of all that … Continue reading

Smoked Brisket served with two Nebbiolo wines

Nebbiolo Paired With Onion Smoked Brisket

Braised Meat and Nebbiolo – a Classic Pairing Braised meats are a classic cool weather pairing with Nebbiolo, so a braised dish was a clear choice to kick off our Nebbiolo pairing round-up. Today, we adjusted a brisket recipe for a smoking trial on the Primo Ceramic grill. Verdict: winner on all counts. Nebbiolo #1 … Continue reading

Going To Bordeaux!

My sincere thanks to all of you who voted for me. I won in my category, so I’ll be joining 5 other bloggers for an amazing week in Bordeaux during the “2016 En Primeur” week in early April! Look out for lots of posts about our week in this classic wine region! Save

Nebbiolo Grows On My Desert Island #ItalianFWT

Nebbiolo Beyond The Famous King & Queen Our Italian Food Wine and Travel group is dedicating this month to the Nebbiolo grape, but with a twist. We’re exploring versions outside of the most famous Barolo and Barbaresco. These lesser known brethren deserve a month of their own! Scan down to the bottom of this post … Continue reading

Nebbiolo grapes on the vine

#ItalianFWT Digs Deeper into Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo After the King & Queen The Nebbiolo grape is the sole grape in two of the most famous and highly regarded wines in Northern Italy, Barolo and Barbaresco. These wines are known to be elegant, powerfully structured and built to age for decades. They also will set you back a few dollars! Nebbiolo is … Continue reading

Take a Minute to Vote, Thanks!

Millesima Wine Blog Awards 2017 – Update The voting closes this Friday and the race is too close to call.  All three of the entries in US Wine Reporter are very close in votes. Please take a minute out of your day and place your vote for me! It’s easy, as you can only vote … Continue reading

A group of alternative Nebbiolo wines

Nebbiolo Beyond the B’s with #ItalianFWT

Nebbiolo Beyond Barolo and Barbaresco Join the Italian Food Wine and Travel Group on February 4 as we explore the Nebbiolo grape beyond it’s most famous incarnations of Barolo and Barbaresco! We’ll be posting and chatting about our findings on Saturday February 4. If you have a blog and would you like to join us, … Continue reading

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