Ponzi Pinot Gris with Popcorn and a Movie

Saturday night.  Movie night! The warm summer night was a good reason to get out the laptop and watch a movie outside on the patio. According to my Society of Wine Educators Study Guide, “Salt reduces the perception of bitterness, acidity and tannin.  Pair foods seasoned with salt with wines high in these elements.”...

Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc with a Chorus of Insects!

The end-of-summer landmarks are falling one-by-one. The public schools started last week.The Iowa State Fair is done.Halloween candy is in the seasonal aisle at the store. Thankfully, Mother Nature is choosing to ignore these signs and is giving us a wonderful week of hot, sunny days and warm nights of stars and insect choruses. ...

Saint M Riesling on The Best Patio Weekend

Back in May, I previewed the Saint M Riesling along with Katie and Chef Andrew.  I predicted it “was destined to be my favorite summer patio wine.” Well yes indeed, the prediction proved true.  This past weekend was THE BEST PATIO WEEKEND of the summer!  Blue skies with white fluffy clouds, temperatures in the...