Toiling Away . . . . (#MWWC30)

I’m jumping back into the fray this month, submitting an entry to the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge.  January’s theme – OBSCURE – was chosen by last month’s winner, Shez, of The Epicurious Texan.  This is the 30th edition of the MWWC, a friendly competition among wine writers, in which we venture beyond tasting notes and let the purple prose flow!  Here goes: Obscurity and Competence:  … Continue reading Toiling Away . . . . (#MWWC30)

Fancy a Quick Trip Down Under?

Today the peloton saddles up for the first day of the Santos Tour Down Under, the biggest bike race on the Australian calendar.  Going strong since its inception in 1999, the race is sure to be a draw for cycling fans the world over.  All the big names are in attendance, from world road racing champion and perennial crowd favorite, Peter Sagan, to newcomers like … Continue reading Fancy a Quick Trip Down Under?

New Wines for a New Year: Wine Pairing Weekend Welcomes 2017 (#winePW)

I’m really excited about this episode of Wine Pairing Weekend:  all of us will be writing about wines we haven’t tried before.  That might mean trying a grape variety we’ve just learned about, or sampling a wine from an emerging region.  Gosh, it could be both!  Take a look at what has inspired our group of food and wine writers this month: Wine Predator wrote about … Continue reading New Wines for a New Year: Wine Pairing Weekend Welcomes 2017 (#winePW)