Celebrations, Cocktails, Recipes, Wines

Winter White Wine Cocktails

Most people assume, incorrectly, that chilled white wines are best enjoyed in the warmer months of the spring and summer.  When featured in the festive drinks below, nothing could be further from the truth! The Refresher (Filini Bar & Restaurant - Chicago) 7 Red Seedless Grapes 2 Mint Leaves 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup 1 1/4… Continue reading Winter White Wine Cocktails

Food With Wine, Wines

Rules for Cooking with Wine

Wine can enhance the flavors of a dish and even bring out flavors you never expected, but if you don't know what you are doing when you cook with wine, you can easily ruin your whole meal.  Thankfully chefs are generous in sharing some very simple tips for cooking with wine so that home cooks… Continue reading Rules for Cooking with Wine

Food With Wine, Recipes, Wines

Manhattan Inspired Clam Chowder

I love seafood!  Cooked or raw, I love it all, so I was pissed when I developed an allergy to one of my favorites, scallops!  Lobster, crab, & clams are my first choices if available, so, thankfully, that was the only shellfish that I'm affected by or it would definitely be #HoustonWeHaveAProblem! Because I actually… Continue reading Manhattan Inspired Clam Chowder

Health, Wines

You Can Drink Wine on the Keto Diet!

All of us, I assume, want to be healthy.  And most of us, at one time or another, are watching what we eat or trying to lose a few (or more than a few) pounds.  Usually that means making sacrifices in order to accomplish those goals, and one of those sacrifices is often giving up… Continue reading You Can Drink Wine on the Keto Diet!

Wines

Summer 2018 Reds

A natural assumption is that, when it's hot outside you should drink a well chilled Rosé or white wine like a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, but that couldn't be further from the truth! Aside from putting in a pitch for an Albarino I've fallen hard for: Brecon Estate's 2017 True Acacia Head Albarino, I'm… Continue reading Summer 2018 Reds