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Fred Loimer Grüner Veltliner Freshens the Day

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Spring is transition time, a deliberate shift from the heaviness of winter to outward energy and light. Loimer’s Grüners are a shift from light to great pleasure. Austria put itself on the wine map via one grape, Grüner Veltliner. It’s the leader among grape varieties in the country and thriving in 41% of the total vine area. To learn more… Read more »

Keftedes with Cilantro Avocado Sauce Play With Tradition

lamb meatballs recipe wine pairing

Who doesn’t love meatballs, right?!? I remember the ones my mom made when I was a kid. She used recipes from both our Greek and Italian American neighbors. The Greek version still excite me, full of flavors from spices, herbs and feta cheese. To celebrate spring I recently made a rendition of Greek meatballs, also known as Keftedes and paired… Read more »

Winning Red Wines from Provence with Lamb Meatballs: Domaine Hauvette and Clos Cibonne #Winophiles

Provence red wines food pairing

Domaine Hauvette and Clos Cibonne- two red wine producers in Provence to remember, especially paired with a Mediterranean plate of lamb meatballs

Sweet Bordeaux Wines Get Savory Pairings #Winophiles

golden Bordeaux sweet wines Loupiac Sainte-Croix-du-Mont

Bordeaux wines with sweetness extend beyond the famous Sauternes appellation. There are eight other areas in Bordeaux delivering super wines with varying levels of sweetness. And they pair particularly well with a variety of savory foods!

Blueberry Galette, Savory Style with Loire Valley Rosé

blueberry goat cheese galette

Simple, tasty and easy, this savory style blueberry galette and a glass of Loire Valley dry rosé might just be the best combo yet.

Arancini Calls for Sicilian Wine – Porta del Vento

Porta del Venta perricone Sicilian wine

Arancini are deep-fried or baked rice balls stuffed with yum. You make them with leftover risotto, which has to be one of the most popular, signature Italian dishes after pizza. And the best way to enjoy arancini is with a glass of Sicilian wine! Reputedly a great Sicilian street food, the Arabs occupying Sicily served bowls of rice and saffron,… Read more »

Ippolito – Preserving Native Vines in Calabria

Cantine Vincenzo Ippolito Gaglioppo Liber Pater Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore Calabria Cirò

One of the great pleasures of wine exploration is stumbling upon something new. Every corner of Italy is filled with rare forgotten grapes that wine makers are nurturing and coddling. It’s becoming easier to find ancient grapes and when you stumble upon these gems, you’ll be in for a ‘wow’ moment… and that’s special. And that’s Gaglioppo, grown all over… Read more »