Category Archive: Wine Wednesday

Wine Ski Safari in the Dolomites

Recently on Twitter a follower tweeted me and professed wine tasting to be boring, with a capital B no less. “It’s all the same – swirl, sniff, sip. What’s adventurous about that?,” she wanted to know. Let me introduce you to Alta Badia‘s annual Wine Ski Safari, the most adventurous way we’ve gone wine tasting …

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An Exclusive Look at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo Wine Cellar

It was French entrepreneur and founder of “Société des Bains de Mer et du Cercle des Etrangers à Monaco” (S.B.M.) François Blanc that built the legendary Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo in 1864. The hotel literally provided the best of everything that the world had to offer, though its wine cellar was a simple room housing only …

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Wine Wednesday: Girl Scout Cookie Wine Pairings

It’s that time of the year where you can’t walk into a grocery store or Target without running into cute little girls pedaling those addictive boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. You might usually pour a big tall glass of milk to dunk those cookies in. I even like the Trefoils with a nice cup of …

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Wine Wednesday: Super Bowl Wine Pairings

Are you ready for some football?! As a non-football-loving and non-beer-drinking spouse that has been dragged to her fair share of Super Bowl Sunday parties, drinkable wines are my key to surviving the hootin’ and hollerin’ game day. Wine isn’t just for pairing with a perfectly pink filet or an aromatic herb crusted lamb chop. …

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Wine Wednesday: Champagne and Gourmet Hotdogs

Champagne and caviar…nope, not at Bubbledogs. This clever restaurant swapped out caviar and instead pairs their flutes of bubbly with gourmet hotdogs. And people line up literally around the block to wait to try what sounds like an odd culinary combination! I, of course, had to join the crowd and find out what the hype …

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Wine Wednesday: The Prosecco Road

We love wine, but that wasn’t always the case. Neither of us really had much of a taste for wine until we moved to Italy. Part of the appeal of wine was visiting vineyards. They’re just so atmospheric! In spring, the new leaf shoots start appearing on the vines that had been cut back after …

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Wine Wednesday: Pairing Wine with Pumpkin Dishes

October has become one of my favorite times of year in Europe. I’ve really become to appreciate the change in seasons, especially after living in the desert for more than 10 years. The leaves begin to turn shades of gold and orange, grapes are harvested and all my favorites for eating appear at the local …

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Wine Wednesday: Russian Bourjois Muskat

Moscow has more billionaires per capita than any other city in the world and that’s perhaps why when I think of Moscow, I think of champagne wishes and caviar dreams a la Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous. Of course, champagne can only truly be called champagne if it comes from the Champagne region …

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Wine Wednesday: Kabola Winery’s Terracotta Techniques

Vineyards of grapes dot the hillsides in the completely unspoiled countryside of Croatia’s Istrian peninsula. Near Momjan, a charming farmhouse with blue shutters practically beckoned us to visit. With a view of the Dolomites on one side and the lush green leading to the Adriatic Sea on the other, you just get a feeling that …

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Wine Wednesday: Scenes from Istria’s Wine Roads

Mention Croatia even just a few years ago and you’d be met with questions like “Where’s that?” and “Is it safe?” But as happens when celebrities like Beyoncé and Jay-Z are spotted frolicking on the beaches or a mega-popular hit TV series like Games of Thrones films there, Croatia has burst onto the scene as …

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