Did you know that hot countries’ cuisine tends to be spicier and hotter, because eating hot foods creates a sweating effect that cools you off? I think this a really cool (literally) thing to know. With summer in full swing, it’s time to focus on what wines pair best with heat-taming, spicy cuisine. [Read more…]
We held our third annual Girl Scout cookie wine tasting last week, and we had a ball. A Girl Scout cookie wine tasting is the perfect event for people who need an excuse to loosen up around wine. It’s hard to be serious when you’re eating Girl Scout cookies ☺ [Read more…]
Did you say blue cheese chocolate cheesecake? Is that for real? Did you make a typo?
Yes, I said blue cheese chocolate cheesecake. It is for real. There is no typo.
This is one of the specialties of my fabulous chef friend, Mary Hathaway. Mary owns and runs The Dinner Diva, a wonderful company that provides personal-chef and catering services in Silicon Valley in Northern CA. But when she is making desserts, we call her The Dessert Diva.
A dessert as unique and wonderful as Mary’s blue cheese chocolate cheesecake is worthy of a night devoted to finding the perfect wine to pair with it. And that’s just what we did. [Read more…]
The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s just about time to treat our taste buds. How about some wine and fudge? YUM!!!
When wine and fudge are already YUMMY, can they be even YUMMIER when paired together? YES! [Read more…]