The French #Winophiles – Banking on Bordeaux

On July 15, 2016 4 Comments

Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon III may seem strange bedfellows, but they shared a passion for wine and were instrumental in making sense of the Bordeaux wine industry. Their… Read More »


#WinePW – Amontillado & Ajoblanco

On July 9, 2016 11 Comments

This month the Wine Pairing Weekend Group is exploring food and wine pairings with Sherry. Jeff from Food Wine Click is hosting this event, which will inspire you… Read More »


#TourDeManger – Summer in Paris

On July 1, 2016 11 Comments

The 103rd Tour de France has officially begun. In our home, this marks 21 days of Sous Chef religiously waking before the crack of dawn to make sure… Read More »


#ItalianFWT – The Aperitivo Hour with Orange Wine & Walnut Pesto

On July 1, 2016 6 Comments

Sous Chef has finally accepted that in fashion Orange is the new Black and not just indicative of prison garb. Now I have the temerity to inform him… Read More »


The French #Winophiles – Getting Sideways with 2013 Domaine du Pré Semelé Sancerre Rouge

On June 18, 2016 3 Comments

[The following is dialogue from Sideways that made only the cutting room floor] Maya: Miles, what do you think of Merlot? Miles Raymond: What’s my opinion of Merlot?… Read More »


The French #Winophiles – Chicken & Chinon

On May 20, 2016 6 Comments

French food is often deemed fussy and unattainable for the home cook. Rarely is it considered weeknight fare for the busy working family. Until now, that is. I’ve… Read More »


The French #Winophiles Tour Touraine/Vouvray May 21st

On May 16, 2016 0 Comments

“A meal without wine is like a day without sun” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin It’s bright and sunny here in the Coachella Valley and our consumption of wine may… Read More »


The French #Winophiles: Chenin from Saumur, Cabernet Franc from Anjou

On April 15, 2016 8 Comments

It is dreaded April 15 as I write this and, although I would dearly love something stronger to ease the fiscal pain, I will not forsake my French… Read More »


The French #Winophiles – Puff Pastry with Bleu Cheese & Pear with Wines from Pays Nantais

On March 18, 2016 7 Comments

Mulligan: A second chance to perform an action, usually after the first chance went wrong through bad luck or blunder. I need a mulligan. Despite creating a beautiful… Read More »


The French #Winophiles Preview: Pays Nantais

On March 17, 2016 0 Comments

Bonjour! It’s time for a special avant-première of The French Winophiles tour of Pays Nantais region of the Loire Valley. This region is on the Atlantic Coast and… Read More »