I admit it, I drink way too much red wine and neglect the whites. But of late, I’ve been trying to add balance to my life. In fact, in the last 12 months, I have righted the ship and have incorporated more white wines into the mix. I mean, just see
Wine & Food Pairing
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
If there’s one thing better than food or wine, it’s food and wine. Spain is home to some of the world’s most
Messina Hof Winery is going big and celebrating its 40th Anniversary. That’s a long time to have been making wine in Texas! And to celebrate, the winery is featuring events all year long. In addition to releasing a commemorative collection of 40th anniversary wines, there will be wine dinners, cellar tours, and a whole lot more. To find out more about the upcoming events, visit their 40th Anniversary site.
As part of the year-long festivities, I was invited to the winery’s Spring Release dinner.
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.
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.