Food and Wine Blog

Welcome to my food and wine blog. This blog highlights recent additions and updates to the website, as well as my tips on wine, wine reviews, wine theme decor, and food/wine pairing ideas.

Feb 26, 2019

Sake - Japanese rice wine

Are you familiar with the Japanese alcoholic beverage, sake?

Sake is a Japanese rice wine, made from fermented rice. There are actually many different types of sake, from dry to quite sweet, with varying alcohol content. You can also find flavored sake's in asian markets.

I actually quite enjoy a sake margarita: blend dry sake with the juice of one lime, and a little orange juice or soda, and a couple of ice cubes. If you have it on hand, a little triple sec (any orange liquor like Cointreau) is a great, classic addition also. Enjoy!

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Feb 22, 2019

Wine not Move to Queretaro, Mexico

I just watched a House Hunters International episode about a couple making the move from Florida to the wine region of Queretaro, Mexico.

It is always enjoyable learning about new wine regions. And the houses they looked at for $500 per month with views over vineyard mountains were pretty spectacular!

Queretaro is about three hours or so north of Mexico City in the heart of Mexico. It's an up-and-coming wine growing region, with several dozen wineries in the area, making sparkling wines, tempranillo, syrah, and more.

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Feb 21, 2019

Wine themed decor - check out our store!

In our Bonanza store you can find all kinds of wine-themed home decor, including placemats, kitchen linens, wall art, and much more. Check it out at the link below.

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Feb 05, 2019

Wine Information - Types of Wine, Food Pairing, Wine Gifts and more

Get wine information and resources - types of wine, food pairing, wine gifts, wine accessories, and more.

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Jan 02, 2019

NEW 2019 Wine Country Wall Calendar

Pick up this lovely Wine Country wall calendar, new for 2019, from our Bonanza store (see link below the image):

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Dec 10, 2018

All About Pinot Noir Wine – How to Serve Pinot Noir, Wine Review, and More

All about Pinot Noir wine: how to serve Pinot Noir, wine reviews, Pinot Noir history, food pairings and more. Pinot Noir is a light red wine that pairs with many types of food very well.

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Dec 10, 2018

Wente Sauvignon Blanc Louis Mel 2009 Wine Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this Wente Sauvignon Blanc from Wente winery in California’s Livermore Valley. It was refreshing, crisp, and lightly fruity.

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Dec 10, 2018

Italian Pinot Grigio Wines – How to Serve Pinot Grigio, Reviews, and More

Learn about Italian Pinot Grigio wines, including how to serve Pinot Grigio, reviews, & other useful information. Pinot Grigio is the most popular Italian white wine & can be enjoyed with most food.

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Dec 10, 2018

Understanding Italian Wine Labels

Confused about Italian wine labels? Get tips on how to understand the Italian wine label, Italian wine classification and what key information to look for or to avoid.

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Dec 10, 2018

Understanding a French Wine Label

Reading a French wine label can be a challenge for those used to New World wines which label by the grape variety. This key information on French wine labels will help you better understand them.

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Dec 02, 2018

Food and Wine Pairing: The Food Wine Guide

This food and wine pairing guide helps you select the right food and wine to go together. The key to food pairing is to keep the wine and food balanced so that neither one dominates the palate.

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Dec 02, 2018

New York Wine Country: Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes Wines and More

The New York wine country regions are home to some excellent wines, even though they are less well known than other regions. One example is the Finger Lakes wine country.

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Dec 02, 2018

Spanish Wine Information: A Guide to Wines from Spain

Spanish wine information, from the different types of wine produced in Spain, wine regions, grape varieties and more. Check out this Spanish wine guide to increase your enjoyment of wines from Spain.

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Dec 02, 2018

Guide to California Wines

An overview of California wines, from the different wine varieties, California wine regions and wineries, some of the best vintages, and recommendations on selecting wines.

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Dec 02, 2018

Italian Wine Guide

This Italian wine guide will help you get the most out of Italian wines. Learn about the different types of wine from Italy. Get tips on reading wine labels, and pairing Italian food and wine.

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