Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is a celebration and a release of all excesses before the Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras in New Orleans is more than just one day, it is a whole season with a series of parades from different krewes, or groups, winding through the city. Beads and other throws are thrown from the floats. You can catch beads, blinkies, toys, and even shoes. The official colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold. Purple Represents Justice. Green Represents Faith. Gold Represents Power.For those of us who cannot make to the Crescent City, here is a classic Mardi Gras menu with some wine suggestions for your party. Continue reading Food & Wine: Mardi Gras Menu
Valentine’s Day is all about sending clear and defined messages to those we love….
- In a new relationship? Keep the message basic and sweet
- Been married for years? Spice it up with something fun
- Asking out your latest crush? Time to be BOLD
Nothing says “Be Mine” more than a cleverly crafted wine label. If all else fails, you at least get to enjoy the wine! Here are our top 10 wines to give your loved one:Continue reading Top 10 “Suggestive” Wines For Valentine’s Day
Soup is one of the most satisfying and simple meals. Easy to make, it’s possible to have fresh homemade soup anytime, even on a weeknight. Here are a few recipes with some easy short cuts. Add some warm French bread, a big salad, and a lovely glass of wine, and you have a feast for a king.Continue reading Food & Wine: Happy Homemade Soup Day!!!
Saturday, January 17th is International Italian Cuisine day. I thought we should blog about great food from the “old country”. While there are tons of great Italian dishes out there, I have been craving that specialty of northern Italy, risotto. Traditionally served as a first course, this creamy and delicious rice dish can work as a satisfying entrée.Continue reading Food & Wine: Celebrate International Italian Cuisine Day With Wine and Risotto!
The end of December is a time for reflection on the year that has come and gone, as well as a way to set our sights on the brand new year before us. Many of us use this as a time to set goals for ourselves. Whether these goals are financial, fitness focused, or lifestyle in general, this period of our lives are beneficial towards cleansing us of the bad habits, ruts, and routines of the past, and helping us refocus our wishes, hopes, and desires for who we are as individuals.Why not take this same outlook and apply it towards your wine journey? Continue reading Setting Wine Goals for the New Year