Honey Smacks

In this installment of breakfast cereal wine pairings, I looked at Honey Smacks with Tokaji (a dessert wine made in Hungary), Sauternes, and Beerenauslese. Tokaji was the first experiment. This pairing fell flat due to the flavors of orange and apricots in the wine altering the flavor of the cereal in an undesirable fashion. SauternesContinue reading “Honey Smacks”

Fruity Pebbles

Tuesday after a long holiday weekend so I’m guessing you could use a little something lighthearted to make the week a little brighter! The next installment of the breakfast cereal pairings is Fruity Pebbles! The first wine seemed so promising in theory. It was the same Beerenauslese from the Honey O’s tasting. The bright fruitContinue reading “Fruity Pebbles”

Fried Chicken and Sparkling wine…Does the pairing live up to the hype?

I’ve heard how legendary a champagne style wine paired with fried chicken can be but I’ve been dying to try it for myself. This last weekend, I decided since I had a half bottle of sparkling left, this would be as good of a time as any! So after work, I drove to the closestContinue reading “Fried Chicken and Sparkling wine…Does the pairing live up to the hype?”

Retsina-I’m trying it so you don’t have to!

I know I’ve been a bit quiet for the last week or so! The reason for this is that I’ve been studying for an upcoming 5 week course I’ve enrolled in. Tonight, while reading today’s section on Eastern Mediterranean wine producing countries, I came across the wine Retsina. What is Retsina? We will get toContinue reading “Retsina-I’m trying it so you don’t have to!”