Piedmont region Nebbiolo

Piedmont region Nebbiolo

How many wine lovers know that Italy is the largest producer of wines in the world? Italy is home to some of the oldest and largest wine producing regions. The Piedmont region of Italy hosts the largest production of the Nebbiolo grape in the country with the communes...

Perfect Chocolate Muffins

Perfect Chocolate Muffins

Guest Foodie Blog from BakedComfortFood.com The muffins are a little and I love these small individual cakes that could devour at any time of the day. With the return of the cold, I wanted a beautiful batch of these little chocolate chip delights. I went in search of...

Cajun and Italy come to dinner

Cajun and Italy come to dinner

The beauty in pairing wines and fish, is that both red and white wines can be enjoyed with most dishes. Our favorite chef – Q Todd Agnew II – prepared a Cajun tradition of Snapper with Pontchartrain sauce and Crawfish cornbread. The sauce is a Cajun...

Texas Honey-Rita!

Texas Honey-Rita!

As Mardi Gras and Cinco de Mayo approach, my thoughts turn to easy to make cocktails that feature easy to blend ingredients made more vibrant by the addition of sparkling wines. I recently had the opportunity to sample TX Honey Bourbon at my local Total Wine in Plano,...

Lugana and the Turbiana grape

One of the highlights of the annual Wine Bloggers’ Conference (now appropriately renamed to the Wine Media Conference), is the opportunity to learn about wines from around the globe. 2016 and 2017 introduced me to wines from Alsace in northern France. 2018 brought a...

Walla-Walla Evening Winery Treat

On the Road to Diner – Walla Walla Earlier this month, I reviewed the wine tasting room experience in downtown Walla Walla, Washington during the 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference. This year, the WBC18 returned to a conference favorite format where the Friday...

Variety from the Southern tip of Rhône

Harvest 2018 (picture courtesy of Jean-Luc Colombo) Côtes de Rhône is an AOC (Appellation d’origine contrôlée) in France located in the southeast corner of the country. Rhône is split into northern and southern regions. The northern region is known for reds. The...

Harvesting Grapes – my new adventure in Winemaking

Cathedral Mountain Vineyards As part of my journey through the world of wine, I decided to circle back to learn about the production of the juicy source of wine – grapes. I recently had the opportunity to take two trips to Alpine, TX to participate in the annual...