Hazelnut Pork Tenderloin and Valtellina Superiore

Stuck in Valtellina Continuing on with our virtual exploration of Valtellina, I found a good looking recipe for chestnut coated pork tenderloin.  In my quick tour around my usual local shops, I was unable to find chestnut flour, but hazelnut flour was available, hazelnut it is! We’ll pair the pork with a very nice introduction … Continue reading

Are You Kidding Me? Rosé for OTBN? #WinePW

iOTA Cellars "phyllis" rosé

Wine Pairing Weekend and OTBN16 This year, our Wine Pairing Weekend group is getting together to share our individual experiences with #OTBN 2016. Please take a look further down in this post to jump to links for all our posts! Quiet Start to OTBN 2016 Are you familiar with “Open That Bottle Night“? OTBN is … Continue reading

Rôti de Cochon Tout Simplement et Hermitage #Winophiles

#Winophiles Tour the Rhone Our October meeting of the French #Winophiles sends us to the Rhone.  The wine region is entirely defined by the Rhone river, as it is the center and the main geographic influence in both soil and weather. We’ll be chatting about the Rhone on Saturday October 17 at 10am CDT. Join … Continue reading

#MerlotMe Confession with Duckhorn and Pork Chops #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend and #MerlotMe Welcome to our October edition of our Wine Pairing Weekend group!  This month, we teamed up with the big #MerlotMe celebration, and we’re all featuring dishes we have paired with Merlot. If you see this post soon enough, please feel free to join our chat on Twitter.  Simply look for … Continue reading

Filet de Porc au Genièvre avec Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge #winophiles

French #Winophiles visit Provence! July is a great time for the French #Winophiles to visit Provence, that wonderful region in the south of France.  The most widely known wine style from Provence is, of course, Provençal Rosé, perfect for hot summer afternoons. Visiting Provence Provence is a popular destination with lots to see, eat and … Continue reading

All American Menu: Farmer and Winery Friends #WinePW

July Wine Pairing Weekend Assignment: All American, All French, or Somewhere In Between I chose “All American!”  I’ve been spending lots of time this year exploring Italian food and wine, but sometimes it’s fun to come home to familiar ground.  Especially this time of year, where we can cook almost the whole meal on the … Continue reading

A16 Braised Pork with Taurasi and Falanghina

A16 in San Francisco or Campania? Whenever I visit San Francisco, I make it a point to visit A16. Named after the highway that runs from Naples inland all the way through Campania, the restaurant features cuisine inspired by the region, and of course, wines as well. Our #ItalianFWT group was studying Campania this month, … Continue reading

Neapolitan Pork Chops & Autochthonous Grapes of Campania #ItalianFWT

Autochthonous Grapes of Campania June is Campania on #ItalianFWT.  Campania is the southern Italian region which includes Naples, Sorrento, and the Isle of Capri.  Neapolitan Pizza, of course. But what about the other foods and wines? Campania is known for the whites of Fiano di Avellino and Falanghina, Taurasi for red, but not much else … Continue reading

Veneto Out of the Ordinary: Pork Ribs & Sauerkraut with Polenta

My introductory post to our virtual exploration of the Veneto was running long, so I omitted the details of the first full wine and food pairing we tried.  Without further adieu, here it is! The Veneto is more than just Venice. The town of Belluno lies a little further north in the region and you … Continue reading

Veneto Food & Wine from Half a World Away

Moral of the Story: Beware! Warning, if you learn a bit about a region’s food, wine, geography, customs, you just may develop an unstoppable urge to visit.  The only question is, when do we leave? How do you explore a region in Italy from half a world away? 1. Study up! The Veneto So where, … Continue reading

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