Category Archives: Pairings

Cracklin’ Savie Sauvignon Blanc and Mexican Shrimp Cocktail!

This summer the Star Tribune’s Taste section featured 12 wines under $20 to delight you. I was honored to be invited with eight other wine experts to share our “wow” picks you’ll want to try. I chose one of my favorite new wines at Eden Prairie Liquor, Cracklin’ Savie Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc ($18.99) from New Zealand’s Marlborough […]

Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

Pairing craft beer and food has become more popular every year, and Thanksgiving — which for me is the greatest meal of the year — is a perfect forum to experiment and find your favorite matching flavors. Pairings do not always have to be about matching beer to foods, matching a beer to a time, […]

Holiday Bubbles!

The Holiday season is upon us once again.  It is a time to get together with friends and family and celebrate the year.  My favorite way to celebrate is to pop open a bottle of bubbly!  There is nothing better than hearing the sound of a popping cork of Champagne! Champagne and other sparkling wines […]

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

As much as we don’t want to believe it, Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  The #1 question we answer this time of year is, “what wine should I serve with my Thanksgiving dinner”?  From appetizers, to white and dark turkey meat, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, pickled this and peppered that, all the way to pumpkin or […]

Show Me Your Mussels and I’ll Show You My Gruner!

My two favorite things during the the winter are good comfort food paired with a bottle of awesome wine. One of my favorite easy meals for the winter are Steamed Mussels paired with a Gruner Veltiliner. Gruner Veltiliner is typically an Austrian wine but one of my favorites is made in Michigan. Gruner Veltiliner is […]