Category: Food and Wine Pairing
Wandering Into June With Lubanzi Wine And #WinePW
This month the #WinePW gang is traveling across the ocean to explore Wines of South Africa. Having enjoyed many wines from this region, I am thrilled to participate and share a fun wine and food pairing.
Forbes Article: How To Pair Wine With Chocolate
Chocolate and wine are two of life’s greatest pleasures, but pairing them together can be daunting. Both offer layers of complex flavors, textures, and sweetness levels that can clash on the palate. In my latest Forbes article, I share the advice of four sommeliers to guarantee a pairing success.
Lirac AOC Produces Your New Favorite Wines
Is it possible to be a wine producing region for over two-thousand years and yet remain largely unknown? Seemingly unlikely, yet the Lirac AOC in southern Rhône remains a best kept secret. Please allow myself and the French Winophiles to introduce you to your new favorite wine region – Lirac.
Why Pinot Noir Pairs Perfectly with Fall
As cooler temperatures descend I begin to crave one grape – Pinot Noir. The reason behind my singular focus traces to fall cuisine. The right marriage of food and wine elevates a meal and the overall experience. Therefore, in fall, all food roads lead to Pinot Noir.
Celebrating the Provençal Lifestyle with Three Rosés
Provence is one of the few places I have visited that is exactly as I envisioned it to be. It has an ease about it – whimsical, but not flippant. The air is filled with faint notes of sea salt and lavender. The meals, manger à l’extérieur, linger under large chestnut trees. The wines embody…
#Winophiles Explore Côtes de Bordeaux in May
Each month a group of French wine lovers, known as #Winophiles, gather to explore a French wine region through its wine, food, and culture. In May the Winophiles are highlighting Côtes de Bordeaux. This is a brief preview of the region and how to join in the fun.
Maison M. Chapoutier: Expressing Terroir Through Biodynamics
“Anyone who creates wines must be generous and festive. Without such qualities the creative act is doomed, sterile and vain.” Michel Chapoutier I just returned from a remarkable week in Chile. The focus of the week was terroir: climate, weather, soil. In the Rhone Valley Michel Chapoutier is the benchmark for terroir driven wines. Embracing…
Perfect Food & Wine Pairings for Super Bowl LII
Another NFL season has come and almost gone. It was a season filled with controversy on and off the field. It has all come down to two teams, what promises to be an entertaining half-time show, and hopefully some memorable commercials. Whether you plan to watch the game at a big party or quietly at…
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Left Coast Cellars and Braised Beef Short Ribs
I am a self-proclaimed wine geek. I am also a Pinot Noir lover. I think these two facts make me a super wine geek (a wine geek wearing a cape). If you are a super wine geek like me, I have the perfect wine for you. Left Coast Cellars Latitude 45° is situated on the…