Category: Wine Pairing Weekend
Discovering Wines of Moldova #WinePW
As the plane descended into the Chișinău airport, capital of Moldova, I knew an experience like no other awaited me. Upon disembarking, I was greeted with a warm welcome and a bottle of wine. In that moment, Moldova promised to be a fun adventure.
Finding Comfort in Food & Wine
What comes to mind when you hear the term “comfort food?” When I think of comfort foods I typically think of the good ole USA. My mind conjures up southern classics such as chicken fried steak, fried chicken, and biscuits and gravy, or do you think Midwest pot roast, or perhaps a burger and fries?…
Journeying into a Glass of the Unknown
The world is filled with wine. According to the 2013 Winefolly article “Top Wine Regions of the World,” France, Italy, and Spain are the top producing wine countries, with the US coming in 4th. However, the big three produce only half the wine of the world. That means there is a lot more wine out…
A Bounty of Cabernet Franc
It’s an age old tale of forbidden romance resulting in a child out of wedlock. This child, a son, has a rivalry with his father. The child grows to become a confident, assured, ruler. He is loved by all, adored throughout the world. The rivalry begins to dwindle because the son has all the power,…
Why You Should Be Drinking Grüner Veltliner
This article is an in-depth introduction to Grüner Veltliner for Wine Pairing Weekend as well as a wine review and food pairing.
#WinePW Explores South African #Wine ~ A Whale’s Tale
How much do you know about whales? Though I find them to be majestic and glorious mammals I actually know next to nothing about them. Little did I know that buying a bottle of South African wine for this month’s Wine Pairing Weekend would lead me on a whale of a journey.
Celebrating National Rosé Day with #WinePW
As you know from my post on Wednesday, today is National Rosé Day! As luck would have it, it is also the second Saturday of the month, which means #WinePW. It is a fortuitous event to celebrate National Rosé Day with my awesome foodie friends! If you are not already preparing to celebrate this wonderful…
Exploring Enchilada & #Wine Pairings with #WinePW
Our Wine Pairing Weekend group explores a wide variety of wine and food pairings each month. Sometimes we have general categories such as a spring wine and food pairing, other times we have more specific pairings to explore. In May 2015 our Cinco de Mayo theme had us pairing wine with Mexican cuisine. This year…
Springtime in Southern Rhône with #WinePW
Last October our French Winophiles group visited the Rhône Valley. At that time I wrote an extensive article called “Separation of Church and Wine?” highlight the history of the Rhône Valley and many of its wine production statistics. This month our Wine Pairing Weekend is revisiting the Rhône Valley, southern Rhône to be exact, by…
Valentine’s Day in the South of France with #WinePW
“If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.” Thank You, Robert Plant, 1969 Led Zeppelin II “But since you been gone I can breathe for the first time; I’m so moving on, yeah, yeah” Since You’ve Been Gone,…