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.
The Fat Barrel Wine Company is an importer of South African wines. I review their delicious yet affordable Cabernet/Shiraz blend and their Sauvignon Blanc.
Acacia Winery produces a nice reasonably priced Chardonnay. Read our wine review of their A by Acacia Chardonnay and add your own comments.
Blackstone Pinot Noir comes from Blackstone Winery in Sonoma County, California. An economical, enjoyable wine with a bright ruby color. Refreshing, lightly fruity, with a hint of earthiness.
These wine reviews will help you select wines that are a good value for money, and pair them well with your food. Get wine recommendations and wine information, and share your reviews also.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The process of making white wine compared to red wine is not about the color of the grapes. White wine can actually be made from any color of grape.
This Italian wine guide will help you get the most out of Italian wines: the different types of wine from Italy, tips on reading wine labels, pairing Italian food and wine.
Get wine information and resources - types of wine, food pairing, wine gifts, wine accessories, and more.
Last month an ad for Firstleaf Wine Club popped up in my Facebook feed, with an introductory offer for 6 wines for $20, so I decided to give it a try.
I was having some roast vegetables and pork for dinner, so thought I'd open the bottle of french Merlot: the Chanme Mechant 2017 Merlot from Pays d'Oc in the south of France.
Pays d'Oc is France's largest and oldest wine making region, near the Mediterranean. I thought the warmer climate might lead to a fruitier wine, but found the opposite to be true in this case.
Honestly, I wasn't a fan immediately after opening the bottle - the first sip seemed a bit flat and lacking in fruit. But 45 minutes later the wine had opened up, and I could taste under-ripe blackberries with a bit of spice. It was quite drinkable, but not my favorite Merlot. I like my Merlots a little fruitier. The touch of spice was quite nice, though.
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Learn about French wine such as Bordeaux wine, Beaujolais, Burgundy wine, Chablis, Sauternes and Champagne. Find out about wine tours in France, gifts, regions & more.