Steak Tartare Wine Pairing

I confess, steak tartare is my guilty pleasure. So much that it has become my first meal every time I travel back to France. After landing in Paris Charles De Gaulle airport, I quickly Uber over to one of my favorite restaurants on Place Dauphine near Notre-Dame and cheerfully order my steak tartare. Best …

Le Cuvier Winery

There is a fun little winery in Paso Robles that I recently visited that I wanted to share with you. It is called Le Cuvier – which translates to “The Vat”… referring to the casks that wine is aged in. There is a great quote on the winery website (lcwine.com) from …

Thanksgiving Wines 2015 Edition

Thanks for the wineries… Ah, yes… Thanksgiving… A time for giving thanks to family and friends… And what better way to give thanks than sharing a bottle of wine.  But what to buy? Every grocery store and wine emporium has their recommendations.  And I would say give them a try… …

Sauvignon Blanc

It’s SUMMERTIME!  And I have advocated making a great Sangria for a refreshing wine beverage to cool things off. Another way is to drink SAUVIGNON BLANC.  In my opinion, this is a misunderstood varietal that has often gotten the short end of the wine glass by wine snobs and Chardonnay …

Mucho Sabor Wine Pairing

Good and successful wine-paring is hard to achieve. You know, the kind that makes you so happy and content; the kind that feels like everything is right in the world. There are many factors involved, some of which are highly subjective, like your own state of mind. Trying to manufacture …

Soter Winemaker’s Dinner

I recently spent a week on Martha’s Vineyard with some friends and had an incredible time.  During the time I was there, the Martha’s Vineyard Wine Festival began.  It was truly kismet!   The unfortunate thing was that the Festival began on Thursday night and I was leaving on Saturday …

Turn Wine Pairings Into A Healthy Treat

How many times have we had a good meal while pairing some amazing wines, and we all wished we ate and drank less? We’re all guilty of it; eating and drinking too much. But who can blame us? It’s the epicurean style. Pairing wines with a juicy New York steak, a …

Apothic Red Wine Blend For Chocolate

I’m just gonna go out on a limb and say it: I am not a big fan of red wine and chocolate together [CUE THE GASP]. What can I say? it simply doesn’t work for me… unless of course it is done with the right wine. Lo and behold, I recently …

Thanksgiving Wines

Thanksgiving… one of my favorite holidays of the year for its meaning, as well as the delicious food and the wine that rightfully flows, the pleasure of being reunited and sharing a delicious meal with the people you care the most. This is a very Epicurean way of life. We …

Wine Pairing Is Fun!

You’ve heard this saying before: “Good wine pairing is most successful when the wine and the food come from the same region”. Truth or myth? Well, it is mostly true, but everyone is entitled to an opinion and fortunately, there are a lot of opinions out there. Some might say that …