After my tasty wine “visit” to Sicily (read about it here), my glass is still full of Italian Wine. But now, I’m “visiting” Emilia-Romagna and tasting oft reviled, yet misunderstood Lambrusco.
So yes, we all love our Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Riesling. Even Chenin Blanc (one of my faves) gets a fair amount of love. But what about the other white varieties
For some reason, springtime always makes me think of Paris. You always hear of Parisians headed outside to have springtime picnics all around the city after a cold, dreary winter; museums and gardens hosting events with springtime themes; and the city starts buzzing with excitement for the French Open (#BucketList). Heck, even Ella Fitzgerald knew of the magic with her song entitled “April in Paris.” No matter what, springtime brings thoughts of renewal and the desire to be outside.
As a (budding) wine enthusiast, I absolutely love tasting a wine over the course of an evening and evaluating it and seeing how it evolves over several hours. But sometimes, I just want to drink a nice, good, easy wine without having to go all geek. And I do have a few of those that I pull out here and there. My latest version of an easy slurper came in the form of #BudgetMinded Pio Cesare Dolcetto. This one can be had for about $22.
Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll! It’s Mardi Gras time and if you’re not throwing back a whisky or some cold brew, you may be on the search for some vino that pairs with your Mardi Gras eats. Cajun and Creole cuisine can be tricky to pair as there are a myriad of flavors at work.
So it’s the holiday crunch and you have yet to purchase a gift for the wine lover on your list. Yes, you can always bring me a bottle of wine, but that can cause major apprehension in