Category Results for: Food & Wine

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Peeps Marshmallow Confections

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

As we enter the Easter season, the colorful little Peeps marshmallow confections are always popular. And, it has been fun for us at Wine Peeps to use the little treats as our “unofficial” mascot. Since we are always trying to come up with fun ideas for our challenging wine pairings, we decided that it was […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2007 Washington Cabernet Sauvignon Revisited

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Washington State Cabernet Sauvignons are among the best in the world, and they are much better values (higher QPR) than most Cabs in other wine regions of the world. And, the 2007 vintage was one of the best vintages in the history of Washington State. We featured 2007 Washington Cabernet Sauvignon in one of our […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Braised Beef Short Ribs

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Recently, a recipe for braised beef short ribs caught my eye. It sounded delicious, and I thought it would make for a good challenging wine pairing dinner. The Wine Peeps like just about any cut of beef, so I’m always looking for beef recipes that we haven’t already tried. Even better—this was a simple preparation […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Deep Fried Turkey

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

It’s that wonderful time of year! The holidays are upon us. The lights and decorations are up, the stores are bustling, and Christmas music fills the air in our cars, homes, and stores. And, soon, the relatives will be coming to town to celebrate. So, for this challenging wine pairing, we decided to go beyond […]

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Digging into the Cellar for an Amazing Wine Pairing Dinner

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

There are as many different types of wine parties as there are wines. Through the years, we have hosted numerous wine parties. Regular readers are familiar with our regular Wine Tasting Dinners and have probably read about our Digging into the Cellar Parties, Tasting Groups, and Open That Bottle Nights. Recently, we had the opportunity […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Roasted Eye of Round with Shallot Sauce

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

While the roasted eye of round roast was the main course for this challenging wine pairing dinner, it was the shallot sauce that added something extra to the meat. Roasted beef can get a little boring if you’re not careful. I love beef, but I do like to see what can be done to give […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2012 Rosé from Around the World

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Summer is the time of year when we turn our attention to rosé wines. In fact, many wineries only make small quantities of rosé wines to be released during the summer months. Rosé is French for “pink” and is used to describe wines of that color. Rosés are generally made from red grapes; however, unlike […]

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Mandarano Balsamic Glaze & Sauce of Modena

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

It is always fun to try new food preparations; however, I admit that the simpler the preparation, the more I like it. Having said that, anything that can make a simple dish a little more special is great! I have always enjoyed preparing dishes using various balsamic vinegars, especially those that have additional flavors. When […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Peach Cobbler

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

August is the month to think about peaches!!! The fresh peaches available at this time of year are absolutely unbelievable. And, there are so many ways to enjoy them. A favorite in our family, and I’m sure it goes back to our Texas roots, is peach cobbler. Peach cobbler is a dessert staple in the […]

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Riesling, Riesling, and more Riesling

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The fourth Riesling Rendezvous, hosted by Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington State and Dr. Loosen of Germany, was held last week in Seattle. More than 60 producers from seven countries and seven U.S. states traveled to Washington State to celebrate, explore, and promote Riesling. Riesling is one of the most versatile grape varieties. It can […]

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