Pairing wine and food can be intimidating, especially for those who are new to the world of wine. However, with a little bit of knowledge and some basic guidelines, anyone can create a delicious wine and food pairing. Here are a few tips and tricks for wine and food pairing for beginners:
We recently completed our first Wine & Music Adventure, an extraordinary five-day tour in Sonoma County filled with amazing wines, wonderful music, outstanding weather, and a very fun group of 40 people.
This tour was the brainstorm of professional musician Mindi Abair and her husband, wine industry veteran Eric Guerra. And while we had worked with Mindi and Eric for well over a year to set up this vacation, even we were blown away by how great it was.
We absolutely love Sonoma County and relish sharing this gem of a wine destination with others. We are pretty confident that once you visit, you’ll fall in love too.
Why We Love Sonoma County
Beautiful Sonoma County is well known for its laid back vibe, authentic-feeling wine experiences, and adorable wine country towns. In fact, Healdsburg (where our hotel is located) is so cute that it is listed as No. 2 “Best Small Town to Visit in U.S.” by Smithsonian Magazine.
We can all be creatures of habit in one aspect of our lives or another – including which wines we drink! When is the last time you chose a wine that wasn’t one of the old standards – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay?
It’s time to change things up a bit and try something new. After all, you never know if you’re about to meet your new favorite wine! Let’s take a little journey through some iconic wine regions and find a few wines that you may not have tasted yet. First up, Tuscany!
Argentina is becoming increasingly well known for it’s incredible Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Torrontés, and more. Over the past decade or so, Argentina has become the New World’s fastest growing exporter of wines.
For the past several years, wine regions throughout Argentina have dealt with challenging vintages though, due to both the weather and political climate. This year (2018) has proven to be a welcome change from the norm by bringing in both a higher quantity and quality of grapes.