Do you remember your childhood? What was your favorite TV show? I have conversations with my students about how they are missing out, because all the good cartoons are gone. I tell them how I spent my Saturday mornings with
Hashtag Overkill First, #WinePW stands for Wine Pairing Weekend.  It is the brain child of David Crowley, food blogger extraordinaire! On the second Saturday of every month, dating back to June 2014, a group of wine and food enthusiasts get
You  may have heard that the French can come across as a bit....ummmmm... arrogant. In the early 2000s, this opinion had an impact on the exporting of French wine to the English-speaking market.  In 2005, fourth generation wine grower, Jean-Claude Mas,
I was in New Jersey when I prepared this wine and food pairing. I not so affectionately call the East Coast the Wrong Coast. A carry over from my college days in LA. A good friend would always say whenever
On October 9, 2017, people were awakened in the middle of the night with little time to leave their homes before they were engulfed in flames. Twenty-two days later, the fires were finally contained, but not before at least 42 people
Tumultuous History Located in the southwestern portion of the Iberian Peninsula, near the  Atlantic Ocean, Portugal was founded in 1128 when Afonso Henriques defeated his mother in battle and declared himself the sole leader. He proclaimed himself King in 1139 making
What is Rosé? 26 centuries ago, when the Greeks founded a colony in Marseille, the winegrowing culture was introduced in Provence. These wines were light in color very similar to rosé.  It is thought that they weren’t really trying for rosé
"Wine speaks to all the senses: the eyes behold the color, tone, and shade; the nose, the bouquet, the fingers and lips caress the cool crystal; the ears delight in the subtle swishing of the liquid; the tongue rejoices in
"The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a
What is #WinePW? #WinePW is a monthly get together of a group of social media friends who enjoy wine and food pairing. It was started in June of 2014 by David Crowley of cookingchat.com. The live chat happens at 11