Category Archives: Pinot Noir

Thanksgiving Wine dilemma: White or Red? I say both!

There’s been so much chatter this week about “the perfect wine pairing for Thanksgiving”. We want everything perfect for our guests; the food, the table setting, the decorations and the wine. Well, not to bust your bubble but there is … Continue reading

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Wine Review: Fat bastard 2012 Pinot Noir paired with Coq au vin

Two of the most frequently asked questions I receive are: 1) What’s a good brand of wine to begin learning about wine and 2) How do I know what wine to pair with my meals? I can answer both questions … Continue reading

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Wine pairings for Thanksgiving Dinner

We’ve all heard of Vertical and Horizontal wine tastings, but have you ever participated in a Virtual wine tasting? It’s where you taste actual wine and share your experience via Twitter with others drinking the same wine; wine lovers united … Continue reading

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TastingRoom.com ~ Explore the world of wines, one taste at a time

Have you ever received a wine club shipment and when you try the wine you’re disappointed? It probably wasn’t ‘bad wine’ just not your style. TastingRoom.com eliminates the disappointment factor. Their team is made up of these Celebrity Chefs, Sommeliers … Continue reading

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Quesadilla and Grilled Pizza’s are abundant for this #SundaySupper with Katie Workman and Mom 100 Cookbook

This Sunday Supper food bloggers across the nation are featuring recipes from  Katie Workman’s Mom 100 Cookbook.  Katie makes one thing clear, feeding our families doesn’t have to be stressful.  A wife and mother of two who worked in publishing … Continue reading

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Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer, Grenache, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, Port, Red Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Sunday Supper, Syrah | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Joining us for #SundaySupper this week is Cristina Ferrare!

Cristina Ferrare is joining us this week as we continue to bring back Sunday Supper around the family table! The movement that has gained nationwide attention is celebrating dishes from Cristina’s fifth cookbook Big Bowl of Love.  The meals have … Continue reading

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Posted in Albarino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cotes du Rhone, Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir, Prosecco, Sunday Supper, Wine, Wine Pairing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Cooking with wine? Here are ’12 Most Wine-tastic Meals’ for you to try. Bon Appétit!

Wine and food are practically inseparable in my life. Cooking with wine is essential if you want to make any of these traditional dishes, omitting the wine will produce a shallow image of the original dish. Some folks believe you … Continue reading

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Don & Sons~The Crusher 2011 Rose of Pinot Noir

The concept of ‘The Crusher’ wines from Don & Sons is grounded in the philosophy that the journey from the vineyard-to the crusher-to your table will capture the freshness of the region to bring you exceptional wines. Their 2011 vintage … Continue reading

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Mumm Cuvée Napa ~ Napa Valley’s prestigious sparkling wines with a French Heritage

In 1979 when G.H. Mumm set their sights on producing sparkling wine in the United States, winemaker Guy Devaux was put to the task of seeking out just the right location.  By 1986, Mumm Cuvée Napa was established, and has … Continue reading

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Wines to pair with your holiday Turkey

Thanksgiving is well behind us, but the Turkey is still a centerpiece at many Christmas dinner tables. If your December holiday menu will include Turkey, Duck or a Truducken, take a look at this article I wrote on Thanksgiving Wines … Continue reading

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Posted in 12most, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes Region, Hosmer Winery, Pinot Noir, Port, Prosecco, Riesling, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Wine, Zinfandel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments