Wine Pairing Weekend Takes the Sherry Challenge #WinePW

Pairing Food with Sherry Sherry isn’t a single wine, and it isn’t only something your grandmother drinks. Still, it does seem to be a drink which is often totally overlooked.  Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is taking the challenge this month to pair any of the wide range of styles of sherry with a dish. … Continue reading

Rabbit & Rhône #WinePW

rabbit and white chateauneuf-du-pape

Spring in the Southern Rhône Our Wine Pairing Weekend group (#WinePW on twitter) is celebrating spring by creating and sharing wine pairing recipes featuring wines from the Southern Rhône. Lapin = Rabbit, Good Luck Finding One One of the things I envy about cooks in Europe is the wider variety of fresh products. They may … 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

#WinePW Celebrates October with #MerlotMe

October is MerlotMe Month for Wine Pairing Weekend The food has been prepared and eaten, the wines have been enjoyed, now it’s time to chat! Our October Wine Pairing Weekend meet-up will be a collaboration between our blogging group and the #MerlotMe participating wineries. Thanks to the generosity of the wineries, the wines for our … Continue reading

#WinePW Jumps on the #MerlotMe Bandwagon

A variety of Merlot wines

October is the Month of Merlot! #Champagneday is a thing.  #Cabernetday is a thing. There’s even a new #CabFrancDay!  But the unfairly maligned Merlot grape needs more love.  Why not a whole month? Several years ago, Rick Bakas started promoting #MerlotMe month for the entire month of October. Since then, the event has grown and … Continue reading

Perfect Pairing with Port #WinePW

August Wine Pairing Weekend “Visiting” Portugal If you see this early enough, please join us on Saturday, August 8th as we chat wine and food pairings from Portugal. These pairings are perfect for late summer and early autumn entertaining. Our live Twitter Chat uses the hashtag #WinePW on Saturday, August 8th at 10am CDT. Join … 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

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

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

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