Tag: Wine Pairing Weekend
Invitation To Join #WinePW Celebrate #TexasFineWine
When was the last time you had wine from Texas? Each year this emerging region is growing and improving in wine production. If its been a few years since you have tried wine from Texas, now is the time to try again, October is Texas Wine Month!
German Wines: Expect the Unexpected #WinePW
Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is closing out 2018 with a look at German wines. I am thrilled to use this opportunity to share with you some of the fabulous food and wine pairings I enjoyed in Pfalz this summer.
How to Give the Gift of Wine
You know the saying, “It is better to give than receive.” This may be true in many occasions but not when it comes to wine. Receiving wine is awesome. Giving wine can sometimes be daunting. How much does price matter? Which variety to give? Does the receiver even drink wine? All good questions that hopefully…
Bubbles for Breakfast? It Must Be Brunch!
Brunch: a combination of breakfast and lunch usually eaten between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Brunch is believed to have originated in England in the late 19th century, becoming popular in the US in the 1930’s. In China brunch is observed dim sum style; South Africa brunch is unique because it only consists of…
South of the Border for Open That Bottle Night
Open That Bottle Night was designed almost twenty years ago by former Wall Street Journal wine writers Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher. The idea was to encourage people like me to get on with it already, open the bottle that is being “aged” or “saved” for a special occasion. The last Saturday in February each…
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,…
Exploring the Idea of Local on #WinePW
What does local mean to you? Local is defined as “pertaining to, characteristic of, or restricted to a particular place.” Are you particularly tied to your locale through culture, people, or cuisine? Do you make an attempt to remain true to your “local” when consuming food and drink? Today, our Wine Pairing Weekend group is…
Welcoming Fall with #MerlotMe and #WinePW
Merlot is one of the best wines in the world. Though it has taken hits over the past decade due to movie misunderstandings and poorly produced bulk commercial representations, it is and always has been a premiere wine. October is #MerlotMe month, designed to celebrate the many wonders and joys of this marvelous grape. As…
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.