Tag Archives: Pinot Noir

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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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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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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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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2009 Smoking Loon ~ for the Bohemian in you

Don & Sons, from the famed Sebastiani Family, are négociants that source and blend wines from some of the best vineyards in California. With wine maker Greg Kitchens, their 2009 suite of Smoking Loon reds possess a self-proclaimed independent character … Continue reading

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Quick Sips ~ Annapolis Winery 2006 Pinot Noir

This was an impulse purchase, it’s what happens when you are both a Wine-O and a Shopaholic! An e-mail came in from WTSO (Wines Till Sold Out) with the description of the wine, great pricing and free shipping. All the … Continue reading

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I got a text message: “So, I have a wine fridge, what now?”

My friend just moved into an amazing loft in St Louis. The kitchen has a wine fridge, so what’s the problem? Well my friend, ok his name is Joe, needs some help in stocking this new appliance. If it were … Continue reading

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