Pairing wine with food can be daunting. I’ve always just stuck to the age-old advice of red wine with meat and white with fish and salads. Though, now that I’m vegan, even that’s changed. So then I thought, well, red wine with heavier dishes? White with everything else? It always sounded so intimidating but over the years that I’ve learned more about wine, I began to realize it’s not as hard as I thought to pair wine with food, even if I’ve never tasted the wine before. I’m going to share a few basics that will set you up for success for creating the perfect combo.
Have you ever wondered why grapes are used to make wine? Why not strawberries or blackberries? At least, why not more of those types of wine? I had this same question recently, so I decided to do a little research. Here’s what I’ve found:
One of the most popular wines in the world, and definitely one of my favorites, is the good ole’ Cabernet Sauvignon. But what do you know about this staple wine? Personally, I knew very little. So I did a little research and am here today to share what I found. Continue reading →
I’d heard the terms old world wine and new world wine many times before I actually knew what it meant. Was one a medieval way of making wine? Is one just a fancy new technique? Not exactly. Let’s get into it.
July 5th was my last day for my first semester back in school in three years. Somehow I made it through with only a few breakdowns, which is great considering the classes were accelerated month-long summer courses. I reckon I did alright!
And so to celebrate I decided to splurge and spend not $4 on a bottle of wine but $7! Continue reading →
Ah, Germany. A Land of beer, pretzels, and wurst. While I love beer and pretzels, (wurst not so much unless it’s a vegan version) I’m not here today to talk about any of those things. Instead, I want to talk about German wine. The regions, what they make, and some important things to know about these incredible wines.
Photo by Nacho Domínguez Argenta
Germany has some incredible wines and is a country that I feel doesn’t get enough credit. Continue reading →
Ah, Duchman Family Winery. Located in Dripping Springs Texas, Duchman is one of THE places to go for good wine in Texas and surprisingly I have never tasted their wines until now. I’ve always wanted to but in a world where there are aisles and aisles of wine to choose from, it’s easy to skip over certain wines for a long time.
When you think about wine you probably don’t think about Texas grapes. Out of the US wine producers, states like California, Oregon or Washington are going to pop into your head, with good reason. And while those states have amazing wine, I want to talk about Continue reading →
Over our almost 2 month long road-trip in Australia, we covered quite a few wineries along the way. We traveled to Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, and more. The experience was amazing and I really began to understand wine better. I began to understand what a typical Shiraz will taste like, how the same grape varietal can taste completely different depending on who made it, and so on. My wine mind was blown.
Now, through all of the wines and wineries, a lot of them began to get lost in my mind. Continue reading →