I am frequently asked two questions this time of year: why is Oktoberfest in September and what is the difference between ales and lagers? While I am no cicerone (the beer equivalent of sommelier), I do know a few and have spent some time around master brewers. So, let's tackle the first question. Oktoberfest originally… Continue reading Oktoberfest to kick off October!
How does one become a sommelier? Is a 2005 Beringer White Zin drinkable? Bastile Day wines.
It is that time of year again and as things begin to open up, families are planning summer vacations, gathering for BBQs, and simply getting back out there. I am amongst those! (Well, we have been out there since my husband has been flying this whole time. But now I am doing it mask free!)… Continue reading We Remember: A Thirsty Thursday Dedicated to Those Who Gave Their Lives so That We May Be Free
Rack of Lamb, Frenched On today's Thirst Thursday segment, we will be grilling up some lamb chops. I will be grilling on my Le Creuset grill pan because it's cold out there! I will top with The French Kitchen's Maître D' butter and serving them with TFK's Potato Daphinoise and sautéed spinach (by the way,… Continue reading The Food
As part of my monthly segment on 850 KOA with The Mandy Connell Show, we are once again turning our attention to holiday wines and the foods that love them. This time, we are taking a look at options for your Passover or Easter holiday scene. Since both holidays were severely limited in 2020 due… Continue reading Thirsty Thursday Chats Passover and Easter: Wines and Foods to Delight and Grace Your Holiday Table