Next in our breakfast cereal series is Lucky Charms! I paired the cereal with two types of wine, Beerenauslese and Ruby Port. The Ruby Port induced a very strong reaction, and it was not a good one! After I got over the initial shock of the alcohol content (which was worsened by the sugar contentContinue reading “Lucky Charms”
Category Archives: Off the schedule tastings
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”
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”
Happy Saturday morning! This morning I sat down with a bowl of Honey O’s and a few samples of wine to see who the winners and losers of breakfast cereal wine pairings would be! The wines I selected to pair with the cereal were a 2011 Bodrog Bormühely Tokaji 5 Puttonyos (Puttonyos were an indicatorContinue reading “Honey O’s”
Today, I doubled down on my quest to reach 200 unique wine varietals by the end of 2021. In doing so, I decided to grab a bottle of Aligoté from my wine fridge that I picked up on a tasting trip last year in Santa Barbara. This bottle was something unusual I spotted on theContinue reading “Aligoté”
You see it virtually every time you pick up a wine bottle, Contains Sulfites. What does this mean? Is it bad for you? Why does wine contain sulfites? Sulfites (sulfur containing compounds) are a byproduct of the fermentation process but additional sulfur dioxide is added to wine to guard against oxidation and microbial growth (bacterialContinue reading “Sulfites”
I had never heard of this grape either, so don’t fret if you haven’t! Last week, I ran to my favorite wine shop to pick up a couple other items they had on hold for me (they are wonderful like that! I ask if they can get particular, obscure items, then they do and emailContinue reading “Famoso!”
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!”
Statti Gaglioppo, 2017
I feel like it’s been so long since I sat and tasted and typed but it’s been a mere 4 days during an incredibly drawn out week. I opened this bottle those 4 long days ago and needed to finish it, so decided to tell you about it! Gaglioppo is a grape endigenous to theContinue reading “Statti Gaglioppo, 2017”