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)

Cabernet Franc – Brilliant Soloist, Essential Ensemble Member (#CabFrancDay)

  It’s Cabernet Franc Day! December 4 has been designated International Cabernet Franc Day – a move sure to please lovers of the grape, which is often overshadowed by its more famous offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon.  As one of the primary grapes of Bordeaux, Cab Franc shares top billing with Merlot in the soft, elegant wines of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, arguably the stars of Right Bank … Continue reading Cabernet Franc – Brilliant Soloist, Essential Ensemble Member (#CabFrancDay)

#MWWC27: Bubbles, Toil, and Trouble

  When I first saw the topic for September’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge, my mind went immediately to the obvious:  Champagne and the other sparkling wines that we break out for celebrations, big and small.  But, I thought, that won’t be too original.  Come up with something – anything – else.  So I sat and thought about it for a while, letting my mind wander wherever it … Continue reading #MWWC27: Bubbles, Toil, and Trouble