No Super Tuscans for Me! #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Explores Super Tuscans Our Italian Food, Wine and Travel group is digging into Super Tuscans this month. Take a look at the bottom of this post for links to all my fellow bloggers thoughts on the subject! Two Rebellions Against the Italian DOC System Italians aren’t exactly the best rule-followers … Continue reading

The Polar Opposite of House Style at Champagne Coessens #winophiles

French Winophiles Look for Unexpected Pleasures in Champagne This month, our French Winophiles are looking in the dusty corners of Champagne for surprises and unexpected pleasures. Join us as we explore.  Do you have an unexpected pleasure of Champagne? Join our chat on Saturday June 20 on Twitter. Just look for us 10-11am CDT at … Continue reading

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

Porc au Pruneaux with Chateau Niagara

  Wine Social Media Connections I’ve not met Jim Baker in person, though our paths have crossed on many occasions in wine social media. Jim noticed that one of my interests is under-the-radar wineries and individuals who courageously go their own way. Jim offered to send me a couple bottles of Chateau Niagara wines to … Continue reading

Lifetime Vintage: A Virtual Blind Tasting Solution

Blind Wine Tasting Tasting wines blind is instructional for wine certification students, but it can also be a fun activity for groups of wine lovers or just plain wine drinkers. I participate in a couple of blind tasting groups which are now proceeding virtually due to our stay at home mandates from the novel coronavirus. … 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

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