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The French #Winophiles go to Alsace

In Beverages, The French Winophiles, Wine 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

In Appetizers, Beverages, Entrees, Food, Sides, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend 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 »

#WinePW – 50 Oysters a Day & Other Tales of Seduction

In Appetizers, Beverages, Food, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On February 11, 2016 7 Comments

If an apple a day keeps the doctors away, “50 oysters a day will sway lovers your way.” Or so the legend of Casanova would have us believe…. Read More »

#BloggerCLUE & #WinePW – Valentine’s Day Take-In Dinner

In Around the World, Beverages, C.L.U.E. Society, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On February 9, 2016 23 Comments

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and The Blogger C.L.U.E. Society is featuring soups and stews this this month to spice up your kitchen adventures. I was paired with Amy… Read More »

#WinePW – Picpoul de Pinet for Valentine’s Day

In Beverages, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On February 9, 2016 7 Comments

Here is a treat for this Valentine’s Day. Whether for you and your lover, or just for you if nursing a broken heart or anxiety over an unrequited… Read More »

#WinePW – Valentine’s Day Steakhouse Dinner at Home

In Beverages, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On February 8, 2016 11 Comments

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, here is a restaurant quality Valentine’s Day dinner with wine pairing to impress your sweetheart with your… Read More »

#ItalianFWT – Exploring Gaglioppo

In #ItalianFWT, Around the World, Beverages, Entrees, Wine On February 6, 2016 4 Comments

I have thought often about giving Sous Chef the boot, both literally and figuratively. But timidity, temperance or love has always prevented precipitous action. At least until this… Read More »

Downton Sundays: The Carson

In Appetizers, Beverages, Cocktails, Downton Sundays, Food On January 17, 2016 1 Comment

Carson finds himself in a real conundrum. Whom does he please: Mrs. Hughes, his fiancée, or Lady Mary? The stress of it all has caused me to seek an… Read More »

The French #Winophiles – Classic Burgundy

In Beverages, Entrees, Food, The French Winophiles, Wine On January 15, 2016 6 Comments

“Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin.” – Napoléon Bonaparte Napoléon was an odd little tyrant who apparently loved… Read More »

#WinePW & Downton Sundays: Exploring English Sparkling Wine

In Beverages, Downton Sundays, Entrees, Food, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On January 7, 2016 10 Comments

The first Wine Pairing Weekend of 2016 is about trying new things. Right up my alley, as they say, since if anything I can be markedly experimental when… Read More »