Transportation: Where Wine has Taken Me

Fellow blogger and virtual friend, Jeff at The Drunken Cyclist, has issued a challenge to blog about the topic of “Wine and Transportation” in any way we see fit.  I’d like to tell you how wine has been the vehicle to take me to several new places over the last three years. What Do I … Continue reading

Local Artisan Cheese Class at Sunfish Cellars

I’m a pretty big fan of local artisan cheeses and I search them out at farmers markets and shops around the Twin Cities. Recently I visited  Sunfish Cellars,  a St. Paul wine and beer shop that has a new wine bar and cheese shop attached.  This past week I attended their “Regional Cheeses” class, knowing … Continue reading

#ChampagneDay: Domaine Chartogne-Taillet & Oysters!

Champagne Day is one of those made-up holidays; on October 26 people around the world open a bottle of champagne (only the real stuff) and tweet about their experiences.  I didn’t even know it was #ChampagneDay last Friday until I saw a tweet about it mid-day.  After a busy work week, we grabbed the opportunity … Continue reading

Kingfield Farmer’s Market – Sunday!

Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part blog entry.  Part 2 will cover what I did with the food I purchased at Kingfield. I recently wrote about Fulton Farmer’s Market, my local Saturday morning farmer’s market.  But what about Sunday?  Problem solved: Kingfield Farmer’s Market is also located in South Minneapolis, but is … Continue reading

A Summer Cheese Plate with Rosé

Confession: we spend a surprising percentage of our grocery budget at the cheese shop!  Once our interest in wine at the dinner table started to grow, we found that artisan cheeses were a natural partner before or after the meal. A proper cheese plate features a variety of textures and flavors.  You usually try to … Continue reading

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