Easy Holiday Appetizers & a Sparkler from South Africa #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Celebrates the Holidays Our theme this month is “Sparkling Wine and Festive Holiday Dishes”. Scroll further down in this post for lots of great ideas from our group.  If you see this on Saturday morning Dec. 12, please join us on Twitter at #WinePW for a lively discussion! One of the best … Continue reading

Under $20 Sparkling Showdown!

Moral of the Story You don’t need to read the rest of this post if you follow this simple advice. You need chilled sparkling wine available at your house 24/7. Whenever guests arrive, open a bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate.  Good day? Open some bubbly! Bad day? Some sparkling wine to salve the wounds. … Continue reading

Fizzy Fun at Your Romantic Brunch #WinePW

#WinePW Wine Pairing for Romance! Our Wine Pairing Weekend group’s assignment for February is to create a romantic food & wine pairing. You’ll find links to all the posts at the bottom of this page. Please take a look at all the great ideas. Valentine’s Day and Any Day What better way to create a … Continue reading

Piedmont Sparkling Nebbiolo & a Pungent Anchovy Green Sauce #WinePW

#WinePW Wine Pairing Weekend Holiday Entertaining! Welcome to the December edition of our monthly Wine Pairing Weekend group! December is holiday party time! Our job this month is to create some creative sparkling wine and appetizer pairings.   If you see this early enough, please join us December 13th at 10 a.m. Central Time. We’ll be … Continue reading

December Wine Pairing Weekend, Call for Participants! #WinePW

Your Invitation to December’s Wine Pairing Weekend #WinePW 7 It’s time to start thinking about December’s Wine Pairing Weekend. Our theme this month is “Sparkling Wines and Hors D’oeuvres”. The holidays are upon us, and what better time to practice our sparkling wine pairing skills and favorites!  Won’t you join us? Posts go live and … 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

Sparkling New Years!

Going out for New Years?  Stopping by the liquor store / wine shop / grocery store for a bottle on the way? Here’s a last minute primer on picking up your sparkling wine. Champagne Champagne producers in France want you to know: It’s only Champagne if it’s produced from the Champagne region in France. Champagne … Continue reading

Our Piemonte Wine Dinner

Barbaresco, Barolo and Much More Just back from a wine touring week in the Piemonte (Piedmont) region of Italy, Julie and I were eager to share a glimpse of that area with our wine dinner group.  We prepared a Piemonte menu we hoped would be both authentic and tasty.  How did we do? The White … Continue reading

Summer is Slipping Away, Start Your Weekend Right!

Check out free shipping wine deals on premium wines. If you’re located in a Northern Climate, you know that summer is fast disappearing.  In Minnesota, we are already seeing the first red leaves on the sumac bushes.  While we still have some nice weather, make sure you start your weekend properly.  We started ours with … 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

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