Experiencing Virginia Wines: The Barns at Hamilton Station

Mr. Grape Pairings and I have an interesting relationship. We are like minded people, family oriented, and we are both supportive of one another. However, what makes us interesting, I think, are our hobbies, in that we don’t share any. He enjoys model ship building, I enjoy Netflix binging. He enjoys the sport of Cricket, I…

Curried Butternut Squash & Quinoa Soup, Horton Vineyard’s Rojo Xoco, & Viticulture 

During the week, the mister and I keep pretty busy. Between his schedule and mine, we rarely get to see each other until the weekend. It is always an unexpected joy when we actually get to hang out with one another on a Monday-Friday. Tonight, we had such an occasion, and we knew we would…

Chicken and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Chianti

Chianti is (usually) big and bold. Really dry ones are beasts of a wine, which are full of tannins that are in your face. They can be a bit of a bully, overpowering whatever food you are pairing it with if not paired correctly. They can also be like Clifford, the big, red dog when pairing with…