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#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 »

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 »

Achievable New Year’s Resolutions: Sandeman Sparkler

In Beverages, Cocktails, Wine On December 31, 2015 0 Comments

Happy New Year! It’s time to hide the old so you can start purchasing the new. It’s also time to ignore the foibles of 2015 and create a… Read More »

The French #Winophiles – Champagne Everyday

In Beverages, The French Winophiles, Wine On December 19, 2015 5 Comments

“My French grandmother passed this tip down to me osmotically: you should always have a “just-in-case” bottle of Champagne on hand waiting around. In case of joy, you… Read More »

Moroccan Around the Christmas Tree

In Around the World, Beverages, Books, Entrees, Food, Wine On December 17, 2015 1 Comment

Moroccan around the Christmas Tree at the Christy party house. Pour some spicy sauce over couscous grains and you’ll please even a mouse. Tangy yet sweet, it can’t… Read More »