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#WinePW – Return to the Magic of Merlot

On October 9, 2015 4 Comments

Have you heard the news? October is #MerlotMe month. Merlot fans no longer need to whisper their orders to the bartender or hide their bottles behind a case of Pinot. October… Read More »

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The French #Winophiles – Ribs Languedoc Style with Le p’tit Barriot

On September 18, 2015 7 Comments

My dream of moving to France was shattered after a House Hunters International episode where $4,000/month basically got you a 400 sf studio with half a bath in… Read More »


French #Winophiles – Sneak Peak at Langeudoc-Rousillon

On September 17, 2015 0 Comments

Join the French Winophiles this Saturday as we explore the food and wine of Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Virtually experience the culture, food, and wine this weekend and discover why Languedoc-Roussillon was named one of the… Read More »

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#WinePW – Coastal Cuisine with Volcanic Wines

On September 12, 2015 7 Comments

Hawaiians pray to them. Icelanders sleep restlessly because of them. The lunar astronauts trained on them. Thriller movies are made about them. Sous Chef built a Las Vegas… Read More »

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The Shishito Pepper Mule

On September 8, 2015 1 Comment

As a banker and a woman, I have heard a lot of “cock “n bull” stories in my life. Most are mendacious, bordering on pure fraud. But Sous… Read More »

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#ItalianFWT – Comfort Food & Wine of Abruzzo

On September 4, 2015 5 Comments

Ciao a Tutti! It’s time for Italian Food, Wine & Travel and this month we are touring the Abruzzo region of Italy. Abruzzo is located in central Italy… Read More »

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Weekend In A French Kitchen: Lacquered Chicken with Noodle Salad

On August 16, 2015 9 Comments

Allegedly water does not run uphill, but cuisine certainly does. The French spread their cuisine and cooking styles far and wide through colonization, including to French Indochina. But… Read More »

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The French #Winophiles: Say Yes to the Wines of Sud Ouest

On August 14, 2015 12 Comments

Amorphous is the word that best describes Southwest France (or Sud Quest as we Francophiles like to say). It is this big area that encompasses the Atlantic Ocean… Read More »

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The French #Winophiles: Weekend Preview of Sud-Ouest

On August 12, 2015 1 Comment

The French Winophiles continue their virtual tour of France’s wine regions! On Saturday, August 15th join us as we share our wine pairing selections from Sud-Ouest (aka Southwest… Read More »

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#BloggerCLUE: Beat the Heat Negroni’s

On August 11, 2015 26 Comments

The Blogger C.L.U.E. Society this months is all about beating the heat, something we desperately try to do in the desert. I was assigned Lora of Cake Duchess…. Read More »