Spaghetti Carbonara Wine Pairing

Pairing food and wine is an exciting game and I love playing it! Though the rules are complicated, everyone can play this epicurean game. As far as I’m concerned, the only requirements are happy and fun ;) And this past Christmas, my family and I met those requirements. We played …

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 …

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 …

Wine Facts [Part 4]

How long will wine last in a bottle that’s been opened?  What does “toast” have to do with wine?  How many wineries are there in the United States?  These and many other questions about wine will be answered here.   LEFTOVER WINE There is no specific length of time of …

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 …