Pairing Friends, Ribs & Wine

Wine Dinner Group Time The four-mutual-schedule gods finally approved and we had a date for our semi-regular wine dinner group.  Summertime calls for the grill, and Bruce offered to make his favorite ribs from an Emeril Approved recipe. Sounded great! As the wine guy for our group, I have the challenge of finding a selection … Continue reading

Barolo visits Minnesota: Podere Ruggeri Corsini

I met Weston Hoard (the Piedmont Guy) at a Barolo class he hosted at Sunfish Cellars about a year ago.  I was excited to see that Weston was coming back to town, this time bringing the winegrower from one of the Piedmont wineries he represents, Podere Ruggeri Corsini.  In addition, this was to be a … Continue reading

Do Big Rich Cabs Really Go With Steak?

A wine dinner is a great opportunity to challenge your assumptions.  With an open mind, you might be surprised!  My confession?  I thought I would hate all the big, rich cabs.  To my surprise, several were very nice.  Now I just need to figure out how to ferret them out. After juggling multiple work schedules, … Continue reading

Kermit Lynch Wine Dinner at Pairings

Wine dinners at Pairings Food & Wine in Minnetonka are always a treat.  Tonight, we had the pleasure of an all Kermit Lynch wine selection paired with special dishes by Chef Mike.  Anissa, the manager at Pairings and Eric from New France Wine Company were our hosts to this special evening. (click on any photo … Continue reading

Wine Dinner: Riesling!

July brought our wine dinner group a Friday evening cruise on Lake Minnetonka and a very informal tasting of Rieslings.  Friday nights can be difficult for fancy meals, and who needs fancy meals anyways?  It’s really all about getting together with friends.  With the informal summer theme, we thought we would explore the world of … Continue reading

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