Category Results for: Food & Wine

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Viognier

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Friday was the official first day of fall. However, it was more beautiful and sunny here in Seattle than most days this summer. It was a perfect night to gather with friends to enjoy a fabulous meal and good wines for one of our monthly wine tasting dinners. This month’s dinner featured Washington Viognier, a […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Hot Dogs

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

It’s football season! So, time, again, to consider meals for watching our favorite teams on television or for tailgating before attending games. Of course, there is a wide choice of favorite foods for these events. However, hot dogs always seems to be a special favorite—easy to prepare, easy to eat, and quite enjoyable. For this […]

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Auction of Washington Wines: Another Smashing Success

Friday, August 26th, 2011

This past weekend, the Washington wine industry hosted its 24th annual Auction of Washington Wines. The Auction has raised more than $24 million since its inception in 1988 to benefit the uncompensated care program at Seattle Children’s Hospital and since 2001, the Washington Wine Education Foundation, funding viticultural and enological research across the state. This […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Chardonnay

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Summer has finally arrived in Seattle. When the sun is shining, we tend to turn our attention to white wines. Last Friday, we hosted our 98th wine tasting dinner and featured Washington Chardonnay. While we have had tasting dinners that featured Washington Chardonnay in the past, we realized that we had been remiss in having […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Seafood Crepes

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Crepes, which originated in France, serve a variety of purposes. While many people may think of these thin pancakes for sweet dishes, they are just as popular for savory recipes. Here in Seattle, the weather has not been as warm as it usually is at this time of year. Nevertheless, it is summertime so I […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Jerked Chicken

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

This month’s challenging wine pairing was a special treat. Our friends Darren and Mardee invited us over for jerked chicken, and we did our challenging pairing with their fabulous meal. What a beautiful evening in Seattle, out on their deck, eating delicious food, drinking great wine, and spending time with wonderful friends! Jerk is a […]

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

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: 2007 Washington Red Blends

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

This month’s wine tasting dinner featured red blends from the 2007 vintage from Washington State. It was another fabulous evening of great wines, the company of wonderful friends, and LaGayle’s (Mom’s) excellent food. All six wines paired extremely well with our dinner of tomato basil soup, arugula peach salad, grilled steaks, sautéed mushrooms, cilantro lime […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Grilled Rockfish with Zydeco Sauce

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Recently, I had a meal with blackened rockfish and enjoyed it very much. So I decided to plan a challenging wine pairing with this fish. If you are not familiar with rockfish, here are the descriptions of halibut, cod, and rockfish for comparison. Halibut has a firm-fleshed texture and mild flavor, cod has a flakey […]

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Upcoming Events: Iron Vintner, Vintage Walla Walla, and Entwine Auction

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

2011 Iron Vintner Challenge (June 8, June 15, June 22, and June 29) The second annual 2011 Iron Vintner Challenge, hosted by Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington, is a month-long culinary competition where local winemakers battle for the title of Iron Vintner. The cooking competitions will take place on three consecutive Wednesdays in June at […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Thai Red Curry Beef

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Thai food is so popular that I wanted to do another Thai dish for a challenging wine pairing. Since our family especially enjoys spicy dishes, I decided to try a red curry dish using strips of sirloin steak in this recipe. Delicious! The menu for this pairing consisted of the Thai red curry beef dish, […]

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