2017 Muscat from Old Westminster

Old Westminster never disappoints. Their 2017 Muscat was the perfect pairing with a warm summer evening.   Muscat is possibly the oldest grape variety and tends to be known for sweet still wines and sparkling Italian Muscato Asti. There are a number of varieties of the grape; all are aromatic and floral.  Sticky sweet muscato…

Vegan Food and Wine Pairings for Labor Day Festivities

Here’s some reading for your holiday weekend: Check out my post over at the Main Street Vegan Blog about pairing vegan food and wine for your end-of-summer festivities.  My husband and I have been enjoying BeyondBurgers this summer.  Try one with a bold Zinfandel. Here’s also a related article you should read from one of…

Wine: Clos Siguier Cahors

Despite its popularity, I’ve never loved Argentinian  Malbec.  To me, there never seemed to be anything special about it. Fruit-forward and smooth, it’s a good “house red”-easy to drink and good with many styles of food- but not something I would serve to impress anyone. I recently tried this Clos Siguier Cahors, a Malbec from…

Pairing: Ricotta Toast and Pinot Blanc

Paul and I occasionally visit Philadelphia for various reasons, and when we do, we always enjoy the incredible vegan restaurants in the city.  Vedge is always a favorite, but Charlie was a Sinner holds a special place in my heart. My first visit was when my sister planned part of my bachelorette party there.  Remembering…

Yes Way Rosé

“I describe rosé like this: that moment on a warm summer afternoon — and it is summer and it is the afternoon — when you find a patch of grass or perhaps a comfortable chair outdoors where you can stretch your muscles, wiggle your toes, and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin as…

Pairing: Oregon Pinots and Middle Eastern take-out

After touring the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon, I visited the Eyrie Vineyards tasting room in McMinnville on my birthday last August.  Eyrie’s founder, David Lett, was known for bringing Pinot Noir to Oregon over 50 years ago and for bringing Pinot Gris to the United States. During my trip to the Willamette Valley last…