Smoky and Sweet: The Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wines from 1000 Stories

You might have heard about the recent trend in red wine production in which full-bodied wines such as Zinfandel are aged in used bourbon barrels. It seems to go hand-in-hand with the millennials’ fascination for artisanal spirits and craft cocktails: wines exposed to a breath of American whiskey might appeal to their youthful palates, inspiring them to drink more wine. But what you might not … Continue reading Smoky and Sweet: The Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wines from 1000 Stories

Celebrating #SonomaStrong with the Wines of Balletto Vineyards (#WinePW)

During January, the Wine Pairing Weekend crew took up the cause of Sonoma Valley vintners, reminding our readers that, despite the fires that ravaged northern California last fall, they were open for business. Some of us attended the Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Rosa in November, constituting the first wave of writers to document the recovery process. Others of us did what we could from … Continue reading Celebrating #SonomaStrong with the Wines of Balletto Vineyards (#WinePW)

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Wines! (#winophiles)

Thanks to Lynn at Savor the Harvest and Jill at L’occasion, our French Winophiles group received four French wines to sample in anticipation of Valentine’s Day and our February event. Each wine has some connection to the love theme, and it was good fun finding the right pairings to accompany them. My husband and I enjoyed the wines over the course of a week: sometimes … Continue reading How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Wines! (#winophiles)

Donnachiara Montefalcione: Five Generations of Wine, Wolves, and Women in Campania (#WinePW)

The intrepid explorers of the Wine Pairing Weekend group are turning their attention this month to women in the wine industry. Our goal is to highlight the efforts of women who are blazing trails in the wine world, be they winery owners, winemakers, or industry movers-and-shakers. We’ll meet Saturday, February 10th, at 11 am ET on Twitter to discuss the exciting people we’ve met and … Continue reading Donnachiara Montefalcione: Five Generations of Wine, Wolves, and Women in Campania (#WinePW)