Wine Licorice Tango

I was recently in licorice and wine pairing contest set up by Sip Better, a wine consulting company out of Minneapolis. (Leslee Miller and I actually went to high school together, and she really does have the ‘dream’ job!) This sounded like a blast to me! How fun, yet, challenging to pair wine with licorice. … [Read more…]

An Italian Brawl

Have you ever dabbled in a Barolo?  Or had the pleasure of indulging in the Nebbiolo grape? If not, go introduce yourself. This garnet red with ruby hued liquid gold is an experience to be had by all. The ones I tried are the 2010 and 2006 Marchesi Barolo DOCG, which I describe below.  Approach this wine with … [Read more…]

A Real French Kiss

Have I found a gem! Actually, my instructor brought it in for us to try. A 1959 Mouton Rothschild! If you aren’t sure what kind of wine that is, well, it is an exquisite red from Bordeaux, France with complex character and oodles of history. This wine not only has an amazing personality and reputation, similar … [Read more…]