Category: Food & Wine Pairing


A Word from Riesling: “Stop Hating on Me!”

I cannot tell you how many times, when I mention my love of Riesling,  people tell me how much they hate Riesling because it is “too sweet.”  I am left speechless because often these are people who drink sweet supermarket wines like Apothic red blend, a very “made” wine with a hefty dose of added sugar – it has 16.4 grams per liter of residual sugar – yet marketed as dry.  (Note: most dry wines contain 0-10 grams per liter of residual sugar.)

So perhaps the true cry from Riesling is, “Please don’t let me be misunderstood.”  Riesling can be ...

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When “Mindless” Wine Shopping Get Results

Wine shopping brings me such joy. I always take the time to slow down and check out the wines – stopping to smell the flowers, if you will.  Viewing the labels, checking to see if any of my favorites are in stock, talking with merchants to find new gems, etc. – I love it all. I call this mindful wine shopping – being deeply present without judgment.

However, that sweet meditative practice comes to an abrupt end with I find myself desperately looking for wine at my neighborhood market. Scanning that selection always fills me with dread. Will I find ...

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