Japanese Sake and Octopus Salad

This month the #WinePW crew is looking to pair wines with Asian dishes, led by Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla. Her invitation post is here. The premise is Saké or another wine with Asian dishes.  I decided to virtually visit Japan again with #WinePW and write about Sake. I write, and honestly taste, Sake very infrequently... Continue Reading →

Cab Franc in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Italy Cabernet Franc in the world is the focus of this month's #WinePW blogging group. Our host Wendy Klik decided that in honor of #CabFrancDay which we celebrated on December 4th, we should look at this grape that was used primarily as a blending grape for Bordeaux until being bottled as a lone varietal in Chinon, France.... Continue Reading →

Vinho Verde Meets Homemade Sushi 

Photo Courtesy of Wines of Portugal.info Vinho Verde is a large DOC in the North of Portugal with nine subregions. They are nine sub-regions in the DOC. Each one is  named after either a river or a town. They are Monção, Melgaço, Lima, Basto, Cávado, Ave, Amarante, Baião, Sousa and Paiva. The weather is cool and... Continue Reading →

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