Duck Pond Pinot Gris Pairs Well With Baking

Baking a cake is fun!Baking a lemon crumb cake while sipping a lovely glass of lemon-inspired wine is even more fun! It must have been the allure of all the fresh lemon I was using in my cake that led me to open this citrus-filled Pinot Gris. Flavor profile notes on the bottle did mention lemon zest. The...

Dark Horse Rose’ Pairs With March Madness

Saturday night.  March Madness.  Pizza. And wine! College basketball gets no better than this crazy tournament.  Players bring all their passion and heart for their schools, coaches, and fans. We fans bring our loyalty, hopeful enthusiasm, and devotion for our teams and players.  And we support them without reservation, win or lose. Parked on my...

Solosole Vermentino is Pure Sunshine

Ask me to pair a wine with vegetable dishes and I usually head straight for Sauvignon Blanc. Now however, I might take a detour and end in Italy with a Vermentino. Which is exactly what I did this weekend when I served a dinner of grilled Portobello mushroom burgers, chili-garlic roasted broccoli and a big...

G. H. Mumm Champagne’s Bubbles of Happiness

Champagne bubbles make me happy!They race exuberantly to the top of my glass and reach the surface with a celebratory POP!  When I bring the flute right up to my face, the popping bubbles tickle my nose!Such happiness! On my recent vacation to Florida’s warm, sunny beaches, my best friend and I drank Champagne every...