lamb chops on a Primo ceramic grill

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

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 Napa Valley Merlot

Grill Braised Brisket with Duckhorn Merlot #MerlotMe #WinePW

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

Merlot wines for #MerlotMe

2017 #MerlotMe Preview #WinePW

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

Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 1979 and 2011

Rolling the Dice on a 1979 Chianti Rufina #ItalianFWT

Chianti Extravaganza with #ItalianFWT This month our Italian Food, Wine & Travel group is digging deep into Chianti. Everyone knows about Chianti, but there is so much more to learn, even for enthusiasts. We hope you enjoy our exploration. Take a look further down in this post to find a dozen different takes on Chianti, … Continue reading

Coltibuono Chianti Classico

Chianti Extravaganza with the Italian Food Wine & Travel Group #ItalianFWT

Chianti in All It’s Variations So you think you know Chianti. It’s that cheap red wine in a wicker-enclosed bottle, right? As the best known wine from Italy, Chianti has certainly seen its’ ups and downs. Join the Italian Food, Wine & Travel fans to take your Chianti knowledge to the next step. Straw bottles? … Continue reading

A beautiful wine and cheese spread

One Stop French Wine and Cheese Party: Whole Foods Market #MadeinFrance

French Wine and Cheese with the #Winophiles and Whole Foods Our French Winophiles group needs no encouragement to celebrate French wines and foods. We do it every month! When the opportunity arose to collaborate with Whole Foods Market and the wines and cheeses of France, we jumped at the chance. The wines and cheeses in … Continue reading

Merlot from all over North America for #MerlotMe

October 2017 – Time for #MerlotMe! #WinePW

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

Whole Foods French Wines

Up Your French Wine & Cheese Game With Whole Foods & the French #Winophiles

Let Us Reduce Your Confusion When you approach a well stocked cheese counter, are you filled with excitement or dread? And when it comes to French wine, why can’t they just name them by the grape and be done?? October French Wine and Cheese at Whole Foods During the entire month of October, Whole Foods … Continue reading

Chianti on a Weeknight

Everyday Meals Deserve a Nice Bottle of Wine Your everyday meals deserve a nice bottle of wine! Looking at my blog posts, you might believe every meal is from scratch – not so! On busy weeknights, we take lots of shortcuts. Tacos from a kit? Yep. Spaghetti sauce from a jar? You betcha! We do … Continue reading

four Chianti Classico wines

Join Our Chianti Extravaganza! #ItalianFWT

From Top to Bottom, It’s a Chianti Extravaganza! Join the Italian Food Wine and Travel Group as we expand our knowledge about Italy’s most famous wine: Chianti! We’ll be posting and chatting about our findings on Saturday October 7. If you have a blog and would you like to join us, just send an email … Continue reading

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