A Week-Night Dinner in Sicily (#ItalianFWT)

This Saturday the Italian Food Wine Travel group is off to Sicily for an exploration of the island’s food, wine, history, and culture.  Why don’t you join us?  We gather (virtually) at 11 am eastern time, following the #ItalianFWT on Twitter.  On the first Saturday of each month the group focuses on a particular region of Italy, sharing travel tips as well as food and … Continue reading A Week-Night Dinner in Sicily (#ItalianFWT)

Winter Comfort Food for Those 80 Degree Days (#WinePW)

As I sit writing this post, my friends and family up north are wrapped in blankets, watching inches (feet?) of snow pile up outside their windows.  I’m sure the beastly weather will send many of them to the kitchen, where they will put on a pot of something delicious and heart-warming for later.  I can imagine the aromas wafting from the stove – perhaps it’s … Continue reading Winter Comfort Food for Those 80 Degree Days (#WinePW)

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)

Grateful for Local Vintners and Seasonal Foods (#WinePW)

Each month a group of food and wine writers participate in the Wine Pairing Weekend, an on-line forum in which each of us creates a special food/wine menu around a particular theme.  For November, we’re talking about The Feast Nearby:  Grateful for Local Vintners and Seasonal Foods.  If you’d like to join the conversation, follow the #WinePW on Twitter this Saturday, November 12th at 11:00 … Continue reading Grateful for Local Vintners and Seasonal Foods (#WinePW)

Making the Most of Merlot Month (#MerlotMe) via #WinePW

  As October comes to a close, so does #MerlotMe 2016, in which food and wine writers channeled their creative energies into dynamite menu pairings for one of the world’s most popular red wines.  Members of our Wine Pairing Weekend group (#WinePW), which convenes the first Saturday of each month, happily devoted themselves to the Merlot theme and, I must say, came up with some … Continue reading Making the Most of Merlot Month (#MerlotMe) via #WinePW

Cold Weather Comfort Food via #WinePW

  It’s a chilly, rainy Sunday in New York City, and that makes me want to curl up on the couch with a fluffy blanket, watch football, and – the best part – enjoy the enticing aromas emanating from the kitchen, where a pot of something delicious simmers on the stove.  And after October’s Wine Pairing Weekend (#WinePW) Twitter chat, I’ve got lots of ideas about what to … Continue reading Cold Weather Comfort Food via #WinePW

Grüner-Veltliner: Easier to Drink than It is to Say (#WinePW September)

Wine Pairing Weekend is back!  September’s assignment delves into the mysteries of Grüner-Veltliner, a white grape primarily associated with Austria. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone, and if you’ve heard of it but never tried it, you’ve got lots of company.  Why isn’t this crisp, mineral-laden wine better appreciated in the USA? Well, at first glance it seems like it would be … Continue reading Grüner-Veltliner: Easier to Drink than It is to Say (#WinePW September)