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 and food/wine pairing ideas.

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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Dec 02, 2018

Information on French Wine: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Chablis and more

Discover information on French wine such as Bordeaux wine, Beaujolais, Burgundy wine, Chablis, Sauternes and Champagne. Find out about wine tours in France, wine gifts, wine regions and more.

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Dec 02, 2018

Types of Wine: Types of Red Wine, White Wine, Sparkling Wine and More

What are all the different types of wine, and what are their main characteristics? What food can you pair them with? What are the types of red wine, white wine, and others? Find out in this summary.

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Dec 02, 2018

Wine Basics: The Beginner’s Wine Guide

This page covers wine basics, to help you extend your enjoyment of wine. This basic wine information includes types of wine, storing and serving wine, selecting wine, wine making, and food pairing.

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Oct 09, 2018

Wine and Plastic Bottles

There was an interesting question raised by a visitor on the Wine Spectator site which is something I've often asked myself also:

Why isn't more wine sold in plastic bottles?

After all, plastic bottles are unbreakable and lighter.

The challenge, of course, is that wine may be stored for a long time in its bottle - often for years. Plastic is actually more porous than glass, and some air can leak in, oxidizing the wine over several months.

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