Celebrating German Wine

Enjoying the RheingauLast weekend we attended our neighborhood Oktoberfest celebration....more

13 Booze & Wine Cocktails for Coping with Election Season

Feeling a little (or ALOT) stressed about the upcoming elections? Especially after the first debate between Donald and Hillary?So are we!...more

Summer Fruit Panzanella & Chateau Elan Wine Tour

This recipe for Summer Fruit Panzanella uses Chateau Elan’s Muscadry Rose in a sweetened wine reduction that is drizzled over a blend of summer’s sweetest fruits like peaches, nectarines, blackberries, cantaloupe, strawberries, and muscadine grapes with fresh mint leaves and tossed with pieces of cinnamon coated cake.Every day I drive by Chateau Elan when I go to and from work, which has been for the last 12 years since I’ve lived in Georgia, yet I’ve never been there.So last week while I was on vacation, I finally got a chance to visit Chateau Elan’s Winery in Braselton, Georgia.My first visit (yes, I went back that week for a Spa visit too) was a wine tasting tour set up by Emily....more
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2016 Foodie

Well, 2016 started and well I got plans (pause *is that God Laughing or the Rain? * ) to go to the Blogher Foodie Conference versus the Blogher Convention in LA.Why?Austin Texas October 6&7th ( Oh and I should go see some family at some point ) So my grand plan is to from SFO to Dallas on the 5th then Drive from Dallas to Austin ( courtesy of Zipcar ) to go to Foodie then headback to Dallas spend at least four hours with some blood relation and then promptly get on a jet out of Dallas back to California. ...more

What to do with leftover red wine

It’s the age old question: what to do with leftover red wine?I know you’re asking, “but who has leftover red wine?” Seriously, right?  I admit it’s rare at this house too, but on those odd occasions when you do have a bit leftover and you need something to do with it, this is a great recipe to whip up and use as a baste for grilled poultry. It’s tangy, sweet and generally yummy....more

Drink Pink

Benita, Your Vino ValetI love a good Rose'.  To me, they go perfectly with lots of foods and are even as great as your chosen sipping wine. I don't know that I am the only one but the first time I had a Rose' that wasn't White Zinfandel, I expected sweet and fruity.  Some are!  But they can also be bone dry, like the first one that I had ever tasted. ...more

Champagne – Côte des Bar

My first trip to Champagne was more precisely to Côte des Bar (in Aube department, between villages Bar-sur-Seine and Bar-sur-Aube). As already mentioned before in my general post about Champagne, we are talking about a wine region where Pinot Noir is predominantly gown type of grapes....more

Tonight : Lambrusco

"Fizzy as only Lambrusco wine can be. Also found in Giuseppe Verdi’s music masterpieces… Bubbly, top class, and yet spirited, scented, bold, and full of colors as only the fields of Romagna can be.." We have paired this lovely Lambrusco with a selection of cheeses and cold cuts from our local butcher (capocollo, prosciutto crudo,pancetta and mortadella)accompanied with warm home-made bread.  www.bareginger.com@thebareginger@bare_ginger...more