Bordeaux Entrée: Mouclade de Moules & Chateau Les Bertrands #winophiles

French #Winophiles Take on Bordeaux Our November meeting of the French #Winophiles sends us to the famous and highly regarded wine region of Bordeaux.  The Bordeaux wine region is defined by the banks of the Gironde with the two rivers feeding it, the Dordogne and the Garonne. In the far west of France, Bordeaux is … Continue reading

Moules & Provençal Rosé

Always Time for Mussels The workweek seems so hectic; by Friday we just want something easy and quick for dinner.  In the summer, mussels are a perfect fit for easy, quick, and good.  There are as many variations as you can imagine, and you are likely to come up with some new versions of your … Continue reading

Wine Pairing Weekend #2: Cava and Steamers on the Porch

Wine Pairing Weekend #2: Refreshing Wines and Food for Summer Wine Pairing weekend is a monthly collaborative event for wine/food bloggers that just started.  I missed the first round, but I’m in for round #2 and beyond.  If you’re interested in finding out more about the event, there’s lots of information at the bottom of … Continue reading

A Cautious “Yes” for Burgundy and Mussels

Today on our tour, we’re at the northern end of the Coté de Beaune, in the town of Chorey Lès Beaune.  On hearing of our virtual Burgundy tour, a friend suggested we try pairing the wine with clams or mussels.  What an interesting suggestion!  We have always chosen a white wine with shellfish.  I have … Continue reading

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