Friday Cheers – Chalk Hill Pinot Noir

By |September 30th, 2022|Categories: Wine|Tags: , , , |

Welcome to Friday Cheers! To start off today’s wine pairing I chose a Pinot Noir.  Why a Pinot, because it’s such a versatile wine that goes with just about anything. Its high acidity and low tannin content makes it the perfect wine to enjoy with a variety of appetizers and will move well into your main course.  Whether you [...]

Since It’s National Wine Day…

By |May 26th, 2018|Categories: Wine|

It’s hard to believe that the Memorial Day weekend is upon us. Where have the first five months of the year gone? It seems (as I get older), time passes faster and faster. I guess it waits for no one. I have learned that making and taking time for the simplest of pleasures is important for my wellbeing. To [...]

Let’s get personal… about wine

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized, Wine|

Wine is personal... and what may taste good to one person doesn't always taste good to another. Our palates are all at a different place. However, when pairing wine with food all you need to remember is light with light and rich with rich. With that being said, pair chicken and fish with white wines. Meat and cheese with [...]

For Meat Lovers!

By |February 24th, 2018|Categories: Main Dishes, Uncategorized, Wine|

Several weeks ago my yoga instructor said, "Yoga is not about the movement, yoga is about the happiness it brings." And, it does. I truly feel euphoric after a 60-minute class of hot yoga. To me, yoga is a lot like cooking. It's not about the process, it's about the result. And last night's result was beyond delicious and [...]

An Amazing Bottle of Wine…

By |March 30th, 2015|Categories: Wine|

Normally, I talk about food first and then the wine we serve. But today I have to tell you about an amazing bottle of wine that we had last night. It was an Australian Red that was highly recommended by our wine steward friend Lucia Matheny. The wine is called Molly Dooker, Two Left Feet. It is a 2012 [...]

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It’s Pizza Time…

By |December 12th, 2014|Categories: Pizza, Recipes, Wine|

Whenever I make pizza, I think of the song, “When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore” because at our house making pizza is a labor of love. It literally takes hours from start to finish, but worth it when you savor that first bite. The dough recipe is one I have used for years, [...]

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Wine Pairings: Thanksgiving Edition

By |November 24th, 2014|Categories: Wine|

Selecting the wine you will serve at your Thanksgiving dinner should be as important a selection as which turkey you will buy and which sides you will serve. Because there is such a variety of tastes, textures, and aromas in your Thanksgiving Day meal from the turkey to the stuffing to cranberries to sweet potatoes, more thought will be required when [...]

Enjoying Wine – The Journey Begins

By |November 5th, 2014|Categories: Wine|Tags: |

Wine is all about discovery! And it is all about what you like and what tastes good to your palate. The nice thing is everyone’s palate is at a different place in terms of advancement. So whether you are a novice wine drinker or a more seasoned one here’s to enjoying and learning more about wine. Did you know there [...]

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