November 24 is International Carménère Day. And for all of you wine day naysayers, just move along. The rest of us will use these days to discover, embrace, or re-discover some great wines. This is a relatively new “wine holiday” created in 2014 by Wines of Chile. The day was created to celebrate
So we all know where Sicily is, right?! It’s the island at the toe of Italy’s boot. The island is in the heart of the Mediterranean and is a
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.
The more I study and learn about wine, the more I find that I totally dig creating food and wine parings. This is why people love me – I give them wine and I give them food! In addition to doing events for various groups, I host an annual pairing for Thing 1’s school as part of a major fundraiser. It’s a great deal of fun and I get to give back while doing something I love. #Winning. As I find in most of the tastings, people can have some strong opinions when they don’t like something. All good though, because that’s how your learn your palate. So for the 2017 edition, I chose seven wines from seven countries paired with seven small bites.