Category: Pairings

Great Wines for Labor Day: New Age from Argentina

We attended a Passport to Argentina celebration and wine tasting at our local Central Market a few months back. Looking up to check which wine was next, I noticed glasses filled with ice and slices of lime. I was curious, ...

Wine Review: Alexandria Nicole Cellars Quarry Butte

Often we visit a tasting room, love a wine, and purchase bottles to ship home, only to find that once at home, the wine does not live up to the tasting room experience.  This was certainly not the case with ...

Speaking of White Wine: Olson Ogden Marsanne

When Margaret Ryan at Olson Ogden Wines contacted us about their newest release last Spring, I was delighted to learn it was a white Rhône blend. We really enjoyed the Olson Ogden Wines' Pinot Noir and Rhône varietals we had ...

How to pair white wine with food

I like to think that I treat wine like one should treat their children by never playing favorites. But the truth is that I am not capable. I truly prefer red wine to white wine. If served a white, even ...

Which Came First: Plavac or Zinfandel?

The day after Valentine's Day in February, Blue Danube Wine Company announced a contest on twitter, to befriend them on Facebook. The 222nd "fan," I won Zinfandel: A Croatian-American Wine Story by Jasenka Piljac. Along with it, ...

Who are you calling a Shameless Hussy?

When I was a little girl, I had no idea what the word "hussy" meant. My mom used it to describe a particular relative who wore plunging necklines, short skirts and bright red lipstick. Said woman flirted with every man ...

Great Argentine Sparkler for Memorial Weekend BBQ

That's right! That's what I said, a sparkling wine with barbecue. From May 18 through 25th, Central Market hosted "Passport to Argentina," to celebrate Argentina's Revolution of May. To get us into the spirit, CM sent a heavy bottle of sparkling ...

Our Big Fat Greek Draft Day

You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I am part Greek.  I got the fair skin and freckles from my Dad, rather than the olive complexion from my mother, her mother and her grandfather. I never really met ...

Wine Pairing Recipes: Seafood Medley Stew

Note: A version of this post was originally published at Palate Press. In that version I used a few different ingredients and paired it with a different wine. There are many regional variations on seafood stew. It depends on where you ...

New Sauvignon Blanc on the Block: Cornerstone Cellars

There is a fondness in our hearts for Cornerstone Cellars.  Last July we crashed a private tasting and dinner with some of our blogger friends at Bistro Jeanty (blame it on our friend Lisa who said, of course, we should ...