Bold and Savory- The Perfect BBQ Pairing

“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” Andre Simon Today’s pairing is all about BBQ. Since I’m from Texas, when I think of BBQ sauce, I think a hearty, thick red sauce with a little bit of heat to it. You can put this...

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!!!! I don’t know about you but I am so thrilled to have made it to the 20s! I have the same reaction as most people when I think of the 20s- flapper dresses, cool hair pieces, and Prohibition. Thankfully we don’t have to worry about alcohol being...

German Dessert and German Wine

Since we’re all about Germany and Christmas this month, I thought it would be fun to try out a few German wines with German desserts to find the best pairings for you. And boy, did I! German desserts have both sweet and savory characteristics, which makes it fun to pair them with the large variety of German wines on the market. While there are tons of options when it comes to German desserts, I focused on three of the most iconic holiday desserts, that we’re also discussing on dessert day on the blog: lebkuchen, stollen, and marzipan.

Time to Think about Turkey

Happy Halloween! Are you trick or treating, handing out candy, or hanging out drinking wine and eating candy tonight? I’m multitasking and doing the 2nd and third options. If you need some ideas, check out this handy pairing graphic from Traveling Vineyard. Now,...

The Science Behind a Classic Pairing

Wine and cheese. It’s a classic pairing, like peanut butter and jelly but better. You may have had a cheese plate with a wine flight a dozen times, but do you know why your taste buds are so happy when you do? If you’re not curious now, stop reading. Grab a cheese...

All pumpkin, all the time

I know I’m going against popular opinion here, but I don’t love pumpkin. I can appreciate the craft behind a good, homemade pumpkin pie but for some reason I’ve never really enjoyed the taste. However, I realize I’m in the minority here, given that pumpkin spice...