Many of us strive for that perfect food and wine pairing, the one that enhances the flavors of both the food and the wine. And I have to tell you that one such perfect pairing is sparkling wine and potato chips. Really? Really! [Read more…]
Most of us love toasting the New Year with sparkling wine (or champagne), and we love drinking the bubbly delicacy throughout New Year’s Eve. Wouldn’t it be fun to find a new New Year’s Eve Sparkling Wine tradition?
In honor of the upcoming holiday, I did some googling, and I found two interesting traditions that I would like to share with you. One is from Russia, and the other is from Spain. [Read more…]
According to Wine Folly, December 31st is National Champagne Day, and per www.champagneday.fr October 21st is Global Champagne Day. There are other dates commemorating champagne, too. But as we well know, champagne (with or without the capital “C”) can and should be drunk whenever, wherever, with whomever, and for whatever occasion. And enjoying Champagne in December for the holidays is a given. Here are a few fun facts you may not know about the beautiful bubbly, that you can even entertain your friends with. [Read more…]
It’s hard not to love Thanksgiving, a holiday that’s all about appreciating what we have, spending quality time with family and friends, and enjoying wonderful food and wine. To help make your celebration even more fun this year, I would like to make four wine recommendations: [Read more…]
It’s time to pick out your wines for celebrating Thanksgiving. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Sparkling wine is your best bet!
Stacy Slinkard, Wine Expert with About.com, says it well. “From appetizers, to white and dark turkey meat, mashed potatoes, yams, herb-filled stuffing, cranberry relish, pickled this and peppered that, all the way to pumpkin or pecan pie – is there truly a single wine that can take you seamlessly from start to finish? Enter, sparkling wines – an increasingly popular pairing partner… Sparkling wines bring both elegance and phenomenal food-pairing versatility to virtually any meal, but with Thanksgiving these wines really shine.” [Read more…]