King Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc

Learn More About: Virginia Cabernet Franc w/ King Family Vineyards

When people think of American wines, they often think of wines from California, Washington, or Oregon. While these three states make out of this world wine, I’m just waiting for the day that Virginia gets the same recognition because Virginia knows how to make some really good wine. One perfect example of a grape that…

Learn More About: Rioja w/ Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva

Fun Fact: Rioja is not a grape. Sauvignon Blanc? Grape. Chardonnay? Grape. Merlot? Grape. Rioja? Region. Rioja is a region in Northern Spain where the grape, Tempranillo, is grown. Most Riojas are primarily made out of the Tempranillo grape, There can be a mix of other grapes, but it is usually almost all Tempranillo. There…

Learn More About: Argentinian Malbec w/ Bodega Luigi Bosca

Malbec is a kind of grape that is grown world wide, but primarily in Argentina and France. It originated in France (Cahors), mostly used in blends (i.e. Bordeaux blends), but wasn’t really popular as a single varietal. It wasn’t until it started to grow in Argentina that Malbec as a single varietal really began to…

Epicurience Virginia Recap

This past weekend, I was able to attend an event that is every Virginia wine and food bloggers dream; Epicurience Virginia (thank you Virginia Winos!!!) This is an annual event where Virginia’s finest chefs and wine makers come together to make some of the finest pairings around. Education sessions are also put on to learn more about…

Book Talk: What to Drink With What You Eat

“‘Once you know how to do it, you don’t think about it anymore…yet learning it drove you nuts!’” (Greg Tresner of Mary Elaine’s at the Phoenician, comparing food and wine pairing to learning how to run a computer program). I recently bought the book,What to Drink with What You Eat: The Definitive Guide to Pairing…