An Exploration of Sherry; In the Glass And At The Table #WinePW

This month’s Wine Pairing Weekend is about Sherry, one of the world’s most complex, labor intensive, yet misunderstood and under appreciated wines!  I taste and pair the six types of sherry – five dry and a sweet “PX”! I have been a Sherry lover for many years.  My appreciation of sherry was inspired by two books;…

Best Wines To Pair With Tapas #SundaySupper

I was pretty excited when I saw this week’s #SundaySupper tapas theme.  That’s because my wife and I recently returned from a 17-day trip to Spain! Our itinerary included visits to Barcelona, La Rioja (Spain’s most renown wine country), San Sebastian, Madrid, Toledo, Sevilla, and Granada.  One of the highlights of our trip, of course was…

Dessert Wine Primer; Part I – Fortified Dessert Wines

Dessert wines are sweet wines served with, or instead of dessert.  Dessert wines are also known as “stickies” because picking the grapes makes the workers hands sticky.  The term originated in Australia, but has become ubiquitously synonymous with dessert wines around the world. There are essentially two types of dessert wines, fortified and late harvest.  In…

How To Choose Dessert Wines To Pair With Treats

Now that you’ve been introduced to Fortified stickies (Part 1 ), and Late Harvest stickies (Part 2) via my Dessert Wine Primer series, here’s a short video from Howcast on how pair dessert wines.  Go forth and indulge thy self! If you have a favorite dessert wine, or a favorite dessert and dessert wine pairing, leave a…