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

On June 18, 2016 2 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 5 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 »


#BloggerClue: Muddling through Easter

On March 9, 2016 9 Comments

The old adage “biting off more than you can chew” seems pointedly directed at me. This month I find myself late and begging for mercy and forgiveness from the lovely ladies… Read More »

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The French #Winophiles – The Versatile Wines of Alsace

On February 20, 2016 4 Comments

The hills are alive with the wines of Alsace. I can’t drink Alsatian wine without thinking about the Von Trapp family and having the songs from The Sound… Read More »


The French #Winophiles go to Alsace

On February 18, 2016 6 Comments

Grab your corkscrew! The French Winophiles are touring Alsace (Al-zass), France on Saturday, February 18th. Alsace is known as the “crossroads of Europe.” It has everything from quaint,… Read More »


#WinePW – Lobster, Corn Fritters & Balletto Brut Rose

On February 13, 2016 2 Comments

Chocolates and roses are certainly de rigueur for Valentine’s Day, but give me a marine crustacean, a plastic bib, and a glass or two of sparkling wine and… Read More »