Exploring Argentinian Wine with the Zuccardi Family #WinePW
As winter sets in across most of the United States, our Wine Pairing Weekend group is taking a virtual journey to the southern hemisphere for warmer weather as we explore the world of Argentinian wines.
5 South of the Border Reds Perfect for Summer
Summer is in full swing and the heat is on. It is the perfect time for rosé all day and crisp refreshing white wines. However, if you partake in one of summer’s greatest past times (the cookout), then you know summer is also time for big reds. What better reds to pair with summer cookouts…
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Trivento Malbec
Is Cinco de Mayo a big celebration where you live? In Texas Cinco de Mayo is a Big Deal! However, most often Texas associate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas and cervezas. Don’t despair! I have three outstanding Malbec recommendations sure to make your Cinco de Mayo celebration sizzle!
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Weeknight Burgers Meet Southern Love
Weeknight meals should be fast, easy, and delicious. The one thing that stands up to this formula time after time is a burger. Whether you prefer turkey, veggie, beef, or buffalo, burgers are the perfect crowd pleaser. Throw in an inexpensive, high quality wine and your weeknight meal will shine!
Montes: Like Father, Like Son
Montes is a legendary name in the wine industry. Aurelio Montes Sr has more than 35 years’ experience as an enologist and president of the iconic Montes winery. Aurelio Montes Jr has been working in viniculture since he graduated with honors in 1999 with a winemaking degree. Today Montes Sr remains at the helm of…
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Kicking Resolutions to the Curb
January has come to an end, and with it ends New Year’s Resolutions all over the globe. Equipment is opening up at the gym, weight loss commercials are slowing down, and it is time to get back to enjoying food and wine again. Here is a quick pairing that fits well with a healthy lifestyle…
Sowing the Seed of the Future with #Wine
Imagine approaching the summit of Argentina’s Aconcagua Mountain, part of the Andes, with your best friend when oxygen is running low, your lungs are crackling and pulmonary edema is setting in. At this point retreat is the only option. A life well lived is full of retreats, stopping points, re-direction. We all experience brokenness. What…
Heading South of the Border for Great Taco & #Wine Pairings
Who doesn’t like a taco? A hand held arsenal of deliciousness featuring some type of meat or veggies topped with awesome condiments that include avocado, cheese, and salsa; all enveloped in a pocket of either corn or flour tortillas. Brilliant! I have been eating tacos all my life, but now tacos are trendy. Why? I…
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…
Heading South of the Border to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with #Wine
Is Cinco de Mayo a big celebration where you live? In Texas Cinco de Mayo is a Big Deal! However, most often Texas associate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas and cervezas. Don’t despair! I have two outstanding wine recommendations from either side of the Andes sure to make your Cinco de Mayo celebration sizzle!