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Holiday Essentials: Wines Off The Beaten Path

Holiday Essentials: Wines Off The Beaten Path

It seems like every year each publication has an idea about which wine (instead of wines) will be the next big holiday must-have. This year? My bets are on South African Chenin Blanc. Last year it was rosé, for the past decade it’s been Beaujolais Nouveau, and then...

Music And Wine Pairing, Part II

Music And Wine Pairing, Part II

In case you didn’t read part 1, here’s the quick recap: I went to the CIA BevPro Summit in March and they had a music and wine pairing workshop. It was brilliant and the flavors of the wine really did change perceptions on the taste. I did some research and wanted to...

Music & Wine Pairing Part 1

I attended the Culinary Institute of America’s Beverage Professional Summit a few weeks ago and there was an incredible workshop based around music and wine pairings. There was a guided session followed by a “silent disco” where we could walk around and try wines with...

Why Wine & Food Pairings matter

Why Wine & Food Pairings matter

Why is pairing food and wine such a big deal? Does it really even matter? Yes, and no. If you want to drink whatever you want because you feel like it — you go, no judgments. However, if you want to learn a little bit more about how it can enhance a meal or your experience with wine and what all the wine lovers out there are so obsessed with, I hope this gives you some ideas!

COMING SOON: Terr-what?

COMING SOON: Terr-what?

Terroir (tehr-waar) – a word that has no exact English equivalent and has caused much debate between scientists and winemakers for centuries. Simplistically, the idea of terroir is a taste of place. Regarding wines, where the grapes are grown affects how they taste.

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Homemade Hot Fudge – with Espresso

Homemade Hot Fudge – with Espresso

Hot fudge is one of those things you can buy at the store, yes. However, I've found that making it from scratch (while working in restaurants and for private events alike) adds so much more flavor and elevates any dessert. Sure, to your guests it adds extra care and...

Homemade Ricotta

Homemade Ricotta

Have you ever made your own ricotta? You'll be amazed at how easy making ricotta is! In fact - you may never want to buy ricotta again. I make this from scratch whenever I do a pasta dinner for clients. I'll come to your house and make three different types of doughs...

Chablis, Burgundy & Wine Review

Chablis, Burgundy & Wine Review

photo credit Chablis is a white wine Region with fabulous, bright and zesty Chardonnays.  Chablis (sha-blee) is a region located in North-Central France. An outlier to Burgundy considering that Chablis is geographically (and viticulturally) closer to Champagne. This...

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

Summer is all about Fish Tacos! I really love all things food, but tacos are amongst the top top favorite. The beer batter is SUPER EASY to make and it's flavorful and with the easy citrus slaw on top and the cilantro avocado crema... mmmmm. It's perfect. It's just...

Australian Wine Regions and Semillon

Australian Wine Regions and Semillon

Australian wines are exceptional values and truly coming into their own. This country has a ton of land mass - but due to it's latitude, winemaking can take place in very specific regions. That means that pretty much anything in the center and North Western coasts are...

Rosé Berry Betty

Rosé Berry Betty

↓ Jump To Recipe I present to you the Rosé Berry Betty. A dessert that's like a crumble, but has the streusel topping in the middle as well as on top. Mind. Blown. It's the prefect blend of fruit, rosé, and streusel. What's not to love about this dessert? I really...

Lemon Chicken Skewers with Reduced Balsamic

Lemon Chicken Skewers with Reduced Balsamic

These lemon chicken skewers are great for just 1 or 2 people, but can also be scaled for a crowd, and they can be made ahead! I love easy dinners. Better yet, I love easy dinners that I can make ahead of time and then put on the grill whenever people are ready to eat....

White Burgundy Wine – How to Find Great Values

Let's talk about White Burgundy. 🇫🇷 🇫🇷 You may recognize some of the village names, and some names may look like gibbersih. These were found at a local shop and all under $30! (Okay the Saint Romain is $32, but pretty close!) What To Expect from Most White Burgundy in...

What Temperature Should My Wine Be?

What Temperature Should My Wine Be?

Wine temperatures can confuse the best of us - but does it really matter? The short answer to that question is, if you want to get the most out of your wine, yes. If you don't really care and want your wine cold, then no, but you might be missing out. I always tell...