Say Yes to Sherry With Shrimp Bisque, Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pumpkin pie with sherry

With its inherent complexity and warm tones, sherry is an ideal pairing with fall festive flavors that run rich and sweet. Try recipes that call for dry sherry — and then pair a dry sherry like an Oloroso with the dish. Dessert pairings can challenge most wines but not so with a sweet sherry which can summon up enough gusto to go with very sweet desserts including pecan pie and offer enough spice to work with pumpkin or apple. Continue reading

Made in Clay From Near and Far: Italy’s Organic Visintini Amphora Friulano Paired with Römertopf Roasted Chicken #WinePW

Visintini Amphora Friulano

Italy has a long tradition of fermenting wine in clay vessels, particularly in the northern part of the country. Known as anfore, orci or giare, they stacked and traveled well in the days before oak barrels. Continue reading

Rhône Roam #4: Rare Roussanne with Scallops, Crab Risotto, Oysters, Salad #CaliforniaWineMonth

Not familiar with Roussanne? No surprise –it’s really rare!

According to the California Grape Acreage Report 2019 Summary only 323 acres of Roussanne are grown in Continue reading

A Visit to Loire with Thierry Puzelat of Organic Clos du Tue-Boeuf: Part 1 Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc with Summer Squash Tart #Winophiles

Summer in a glass. More than any other wine — that’s what people say about sauvignon blanc.

It truly is an ideal wine for summer: it embodies summer fresh scents of citrus, grass, and white stone fruit, and it pairs so well with summery foods like salads, vegetables, and goat cheese.

That definitely goes for sauvignon blanc from the Loire River Valley, Continue reading