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.
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.
Some days its winter and some days it’s not. It just depends on what side of the bed you roll out on as that’s literally how random the weather is sometimes. Either way, I’m pretending I’m in the throes of the winter season and sharing my favorite dishes of the season. So whether you’re out still enjoying the holidays or hunkering down and relaxing after the madness is over, take a break and indulge in some wine and seasonal yumminess.
Ever since I began studying for the Certified Specialist of Wine (“CSW”) exam, I have been obsessed with trying new and different
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