Monthly Archives: December 2015

#MWWC21–Time to Vote!


SOMMspirations: The One: 2013 Hudson-Chatham Chelois

We have another great entry into this month’s Challenge (#MWWC21) from Brianne of SOMMspirations!

You can check out the post here:

SOMMspirations: To Pair or Not to Pair, That is the Question

Thanks for another great post!

Pairing Wine with…Other Blogs

the drunken cyclist

I have always tried to think a bit outside the box. I don’t necessarily mean that as a self-aggrandizing compliment as much as a matter of choice. The fact of the matter is, I get bored rather easily. When I am out on a long solo bike ride, for instance, I keep my mind busy by performing square roots in my head. Yes, I could see how you might think that square root calculations are the epitome of boredom, but trust me, it is far more exciting than riding for three hours without an interlocutor.

wine-stain1-3Then there was the time in graduate school at Penn where I was charged with writing an ethnography. We needed to visit the same site for a predetermined minimum number of times and then write about the experience. All of the other students in the class opted to observe a classroom at some level or…

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New and No Longer Too New! Pairing Wines #MWWC21

jvb uncorked

Though ineligible to win, I feel I owe it to my fellow wine bloggers to participate in what might be a challenging wine blogging topic that I chose for this month’s theme of #MWWC21: Pairing.


Perhaps you have read my 2015 annual Thanksgiving Wine post and the post-mortem in which I gave myself, and not the wine, letter grades based on popular reaction at the table to the wine choices. Such is the challenge and fun in wine, in trying to please people’s palates. Try as we might, to quote John Lydgate, “you can’t please all the people all the time. ” But I love to spend time figuring out what wines will pair well with which dishes or meal, as the combination of food and wine  provides an opportunity to elevate the experience together to a higher level of enjoyment than one could experience by only food…

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Traveling Wine Chick: The One: 2013 Hudson-Chatham Chelois

We have another great entry into this month’s Challenge (#MWWC21) from another previous winner of the Challenge, Beth the Traveling Wine Chick!

You can check out the post here:

The One: 2013 Hudson-Chatham Chelois

Thanks for another great post!