Category Archives: Wine Pairings

South African Winemaker, Ken Forrester, Comes to Chicago!

KEN FORRESTER VINEYARDS “Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa’s most famous wine region Stellenbosch, our vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines. Over … Continue reading

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How to Pair Wine with Turkey

I saw this article in a post from Wine Cooler Direct and decided it was worth reposting on my own site. The original author was Wine Savvy.  Thanks for the detailed information!! I take no credit, other than being wise enough … Continue reading

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Chimney Rock Wine Dinner @ Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Chicago

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending a special wine dinner at Del Frisco’s Restaurant in Chicago. The setting was beautiful!  The staff is well-trained, the wine director is quite skilled in his selections, and the food is amazing. … Continue reading

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Holiday Open House with Boisset Wines

Ready or not, the holiday season has begun.  Christmas music is already playing in the stores and on the radio, decorations can be seen on lampposts, store windows, and yes, even on homes, and the marketing ads have hit TV … Continue reading

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Luxury Wine Tasting with Jean-Charles Boisset

How exciting is it to be able to spend an evening with your “boss”, savor beautifully prepared food, and drink elegant, luxury wine?  Amazing, that’s what! As a Boisset Collection Wine Ambassador, I shared a lovely evening with fellow ambassadors, … Continue reading

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Riesling Revisited -Thank You Erin Doman

This article on Riesling wine was first posted in August on the site WineCooler Direct.com.  Thank you, Erin Doman!  I love your insightful information, especially the attention you pay to the temperature of wine, makes this a delightful article to read. Too … Continue reading

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Some of My Favorite Wine Finds from My Trip – France 2015

Just a shout out to some of the other wines I had the privilege of tasting during my recent trip to France. I spent time strolling through the wine department at the grocery store, just browsing the small producer, “non … Continue reading

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More to Enjoy in Margaux

The ferry crossing saved me so much time that I arrived in the Margaux area with over an hour to kill before my visit at Château Lascombes.  I stopped in the little town of Soussons at Château Haut Breton Larigaudière, which has been classified “Cru … Continue reading

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Wine and Wildflowers Garden Party

It was a beautiful, sunny evening July 29th at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. There was a welcome breeze blowing in from Lake Michigan, delightful music playing throughout the zoo and delicious food and wine offered as we celebrated the 4 … Continue reading

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Herbs and Wine Pairing

I love using fresh herbs when I cook…they are a must in my summer garden. Many times I ponder the question, which wine should I serve if I use this herb?  So grateful for the easy to follow/pair herb -wine … Continue reading

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