A Classic American Treat Meets Wine

You know what I love about wine and dessert pairing? The wines and desserts that pair well never fail to amaze me. Just when I think I know everything, I find a pairing that is just amazing when I never thought it would work.

Solving a Classic Problem: Which Wines to Serve at Easter Dinner

Easter has always been a time for my family to gather, eat a lot of candy, have a special dinner and spend time together. A lot of families have special dinner traditions at Easter, often involving ham, lamb, mashed potatoes, and spring vegetables…and wine. The classic problem faced by hosts of any gathering, including Easter dinner, is what kind of wine to serve. Everyone enjoys different things and even if you try to find the perfect wines to pair with your menu, someone is going to want something other than what you served. So to make your life a little easier, here are 5 wines that will go well with many Easter dinner menus, please a variety of palates, and pair well with the Easter candy you steal from the kids’s baskets.

2014 Chateau Sociando-Mallet- A classic Bordeaux

This month’s wine, the 2014 Chateau Sociando-Mallet is from one of the most iconic wine regions in the world- Bordeaux, France. This area in France is ideal for grape growing and is the largest appellation in France. While wines from this region are all known as Bordeaux, they actually have a good bit of variety in terms of taste, body, and quality.

Porter Bundt Cake- Big, Bold Flavors

Welcome back to the monthly cake series! This month’s cake is a porter bundt cake with whiskey caramel sauce. If you think that’s a long name, it’s only to prepare you for the big, bold flavors you’ll get from this cake. Go check out the recipe and then come back here for some tips on making this cake a success.

10 Wine and Dessert Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is next week, so it’s time to start thinking about all things green, lucky, and Irish. Make a delicious Irish apple cake: https://thesugarvine.com/2017/03/16/irish-apple-cake-st-patricks-day/ Have a glass of green colored wine: Unfortunately, wine...

Spring Flavor Update- Lemon Desserts with Zesty White wines

In my family, when it’s your birthday you get to pick the cake flavor. For years when I was a kid, all I wanted was lemon cake with lemon frosting. I don’t know where that came from, but that’s what I wanted. And by golly, that’s what I got, even though no one else in my family wanted it. They didn’t mind too much, though, because by the time my birthday rolled around we had already had 3 cakes in the last 3 weeks and had another one to go two weeks later- my mom, 3 siblings, and I all have birthdays within a 6 week period, which means LOTS. OF. CAKE.