Category Results for: Food & Wine

 

Thank Goodness Wine is Gluten Free

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

“What is gluten, and why do I keep seeing Gluten Free options on restaurant menus and grocery store shelves?” These are just some of the questions you may be asking if you are not among the growing number of people who have been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Gluten is the generic name […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Chicken Milanese Salad

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

As we enjoy the last days of summer, we decided to have a challenging wine pairing meal that would include light fare paired with refreshing “summer” wines. I prepared a chicken Milanese salad with a lemon Dijon mustard vinaigrette dressing along with a side of Parmesan seasoned pasta. Once the menu was set, our attention […]

Filed under: American Wine, Challenging Wine Pairing, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Rose Wine, Sparkling Wine, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Wines of Chile Culinary Bus Tour of Portland

Monday, September 17th, 2012

The day before the recent Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, Oregon, Colby and I had the pleasure to attend a culinary bus tour hosted by Wines of Chile. We boarded the Double Decker tour bus at the DoubleTree Portland and headed off for a wonderful afternoon enjoying Portland’s diverse food options paired with some wonderful […]

Filed under: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chilean Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Lesser Known Varietals, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz/Syrah, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Sip It, A Creole Dish

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Creole and Cajun meals are among my favorites. As I have mentioned before in various posts, the Wine Peeps love spicy foods. John and I recently spent several days in New Orleans celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary and had the opportunity to enjoy some fantastic food! On the way to the airport to return home, […]

Filed under: American Wine, Challenging Wine Pairing, Food & Wine, Malbec, Red Wine, Riesling, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Texas BBQ

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Being native Texans, the Wine Peeps love BBQ. Real BBQ, that is! There is a distinct difference between real BBQ and just anything cooked on a grill outside. Hamburgers and hot dogs are not BBQ; neither is roast beef with lots of BBQ sauce slathered on top. Real BBQ is smoked by slow-cooking the meat […]

Filed under: American Wine, Australian Wine, Challenging Wine Pairing, Food & Wine, Oregon Wine, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Wines Over $25, Zinfandel |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Cajun Seasoned Halibut

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Halibut is the Wine Peeps fish of choice. We especially enjoy it blackened or broiled with Cajun seasonings. An excellent seasoning to use is Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Redfish Magic. This dish is delicious, easy, and quick to prepare. Along with the flavorful fish, this challenging wine pairing meal included a mixed green salad, roasted […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: General Tso’s Chicken

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

General Tso’s Chicken is one of the Wine Peeps favorite dishes, and we especially enjoy it prepared extra spicy. An added consideration in planning and preparing our challenging wine pairing meal this time is that John has been diagnosed with a gluten allergy, so I prepared the dish gluten free and was pleasantly surprised with […]

Filed under: American Wine, California Wine, Challenging Wine Pairing, Food & Wine, Gewurztraminer, Oregon Wine, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Taco Night

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The Wine Peeps enjoy Taco Tuesday each week. It is a fun time to get together, the meal is an easy one to prepare, and we enjoy the blend of the spicy flavors in the food. Our menu generally consists of beef tacos, refried beans, Mexican rice, and hot salsa. We usually enjoy margaritas on […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2008 Washington Bordeaux-Style Red Blends [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Washington State produces many excellent wines from many different grape varieties. There is much debate as to which red wine Washington does best. Some say Syrah, others Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, and others red Bordeaux-style blends. This month’s wine tasting dinner featured Bordeaux-style red blends from Washington State, all from the 2008 vintage. It was […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Five-Star Quality Wines, Food & Wine, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, Wine Tasting Dinners, Wines Over $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Girl Scout Cookies – Thin Mints

Monday, March 19th, 2012

It is cookie season! This is the time of year when Girl Scout Cookies are sold. Many of us have an assortment of these cookies that we’ve purchased from daughters of friends and from young ladies selling them outside grocery stores and coffee shops. The other day a friend mentioned enjoying a Girl Scout Cookie […]

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