Tag Archive | Pairings

Summer of Sauvignon Blanc

This year, May 16th marked the 5th annual International Sauvignon Blanc Day. It also meant kicking Summer off a little early and making the big red to white switch. We toasted the day with a Sauv Blanc from Los Vascos, which we wrote about in our wine reviews last month. (To read: Click Here.) Thanks […]

Sandcastle Winery at Taste

On the last Sunday of February, we attended a Food and Wine Pairing class at TASTE, one of the tasting rooms for Sand Castle Winery. Joined by about 12 other wine lovers, we spent 90 minutes indulging and learning.  We were guided by Alison, a very knowledgeable and funny woman who explained the history of […]

A Sparkling Toast

In preparation for next week’s festivities, here is an infographic that will help you toast in the New Year right…CHEERS!

Craft Beer and Chocolate? Oh yeah!

Move over wine…chocolate has a new friend! We all have probably heard or experienced the latest Craft Beer craze. Well, it’s now gone to a whole new level! Wine and Food pairing classes may be easy to find, but thanks to 2 Chicks with Chocolate, you can now experience one of the first and only […]

Malbec Madness

This past week it definitely felt like Autumn around here. The temps dropped a little and it rained a lot.  A glass (or two), or a bottle (or three), of  some juicy, rich, deep red/purple Malbec was the perfect ending to a long week.  Affordable, excellent values…Check out these great finds: Winemaker’s Notes:  Vibrant red color […]

Lodi Blends

This past week we decided to tap into our California wine stash, particularly some affordable red blends from Lodi.  The bottles were purchased at Cost Plus World Market during our recent trip to SoCal.  At $10-$12 per bottle, you’re looking at some great value.  Lodi, CA has not steered us wrong yet.  Cheers! Winemaker’s Notes: […]

A Couple of Chilean Carménères

This week we are feeling the Fall weather – and loving it!  Autumn is around the corner. You know what that means, right? It’s everyone’s favorite season…HARVEST season!  In celebration we toasted with some affordable and tasty Carménère wines from Chile. Cheers! Winemaker’s Notes:  This Carménère features a deep purple red colour, intense red berry aromas […]