Pairings

What if every meal could taste better by pairing it just right?  Say, the perfect glass of wine?  You know, liquid love in a fancy, stemmed glass?

Enjoy a heightened dining experience with these food and wine pairing suggestions, recipes and handpicked global wine recommendations that accentuate the flavors of a meal and leave your taste buds satisfied – every time.

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My Top 12 Favorite Minneapolis Entrees

When you leave home for a year, you generally anticipate missing friends, family, pets if you have them, the comforts of your own house, own bed.  What you don’t count on is how much you’ll miss your favorite meals when you can’t find them, your go-to restaurants, and those foodie comforts that hit the spot…

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Minnesota Vikings Players & Restaurant Pairings

It’s the last game of the regular season, and I couldn’t be more excited for what lies ahead for the Minnesota Vikings.  I’ve been a Vikings season ticket holder now for eleven seasons.  Eleven. Seasons.  Every Sunday, I relish my early morning wake up calls filled with game day rituals, high hopes and extreme amounts…

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How To Cure Every Holiday Hangover

‘Tis the season for decking the halls, blasting Mariah Carey, and consuming as much food and alcohol as your liver can handle. But while raging at a holiday party can make for some hilarious stories to start the New Year with…it can also make you feel like S#!T the next morning. Sure, you can chug water…

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Christmas Cookies & Wine Pairings

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.  Everything in the city is lined with twinkle lights, Christmas music is blaring in every retail store (super win when it’s NSYNC’s Home for the Holidays album) and people tend to be happy all around.  The holiday brings about old traditions, one of which is baking…

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2017 Holiday Gift Subscriptions Guide

This year, the holidays will look a little bit different for me.  Actually, who am I kidding?  They are going to look a lot different.  There won’t be any cold or snow but rather beaches and sun as I celebrate Christmas this year in Santiago, Chile.  My #giftgivinggoals will consist of internet browsing and ordering, yet all my…

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Top 10 2018 Food Trend Predictions

The moment we foodies have all been waiting for….2018 food trends.  Okay, maybe that’s just me.  Either way, I just read about 20 fascinating articles on what’s predicted to hit the shelves and make it’s way to your mouth next year.  Believe me when I say my jaw dropped.  My guess is yours will, too….

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes & Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving is a foodie’s dream holiday.  Well, one of the most notable food holidays of the year anyway. Yes, we love turkey day, but it’s really all about the sides, isn’t it? Every year, I look forward to the many side dishes that surround my slices of turkey as well as the other critical must-haves: stretchy…

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Malbec & Meal Pairings

Malbec, Argentina’s claim to fame wine, is a go-to choice for both pairings and stand-alone sipping.  I suppose it’s a great thing that I’m living in Argentina for the next two months, isn’t it?  Malbec and I are bound to take our relationship to the next level and make some great memories during the time…

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10 Truths About Love & Wine ❤️ 🍷

Wine is liquid love in a fancy glass.  There is something lovely about curling up with a glass of red on a chilly evening and taking in the flavors of my favorite wine regions, a couple of which I’m about to move to over coming months.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited…