Happy Carménère Day!

November 23rd is #CarmenereDay Carménère – The Lost Grape Ever hear of Carménère? It’s a bit like one of those “Switched at Birth” mysteries with a happy ending.  Carménère was originally one of 6 allowed blending grapes for use in Bordeaux red wines, but it was particularly hard hit during the 1800’s Phylloxera epidemic in … Continue reading

Wine & Food Resolution 2015: Italy Deep Dive! #WinePW

Resolutions a Chore? Bah! Losing weight, eating healthier, being a more courteous driver (a multi-year favorite of mine) blah blah blah… Why can’t resolutions be fun? My 2015 resolution started in late 2014 and will likely continue well into 2016, and I’m having fun with it.  Maybe you’ll join me? Resolution: Learn Italy in depth … Continue reading

Roast Chicken Pairing: Viognier or Pinot Noir?

Viognier Exploration #3: Wine Pairing with Roast Chicken Our next Viognier experiment will test two very nice wines with a locally sourced roast chicken dinner.  For roast chicken, I would often pick out a nice Pinot Noir.  If I’m really open, would a Viognier be a better match? Going Local in Late Fall All summer … Continue reading

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