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Longbranch Marina day stop

…A small covered area makes a good gathering place for a picnic, some land time off your boat, a gathering point to meet your group or club or to take a day trip to Trillium Creek Winery (pick up, tasting, tour etc complimentary with purchase)..

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A NW wine tasting with Little Black Dress wines

…A woman in a little black dress tends to make friends easily and manages to turn a few heads along the way. Little Black Dress wines do that and more… all in an affordable wine…

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Luxe wines times and accommodations in Paso Robles

…Recently, I took off on a short road trip up the coast to see what Paso is up to…

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Missoula Good Food Store healthy brunch trio recipes and wine pairings

I decided to see for myself what all the Western Montana gastronomic accolades were about. Flying into Missoula, my four–day trip would take me on a winter food tour I really wasn’t prepared for. I discovered Montana’s wintertime cuisine has as much sophistication and grit as the sky is blue and the mountains are big…

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Romantic Christmas Rosé , food pairings and gratinée

…Turkey is an easy food to pair with. It makes friends with just about any lighter wine – from Rosés to Pinot. The Rosé’s and whites (like Sauvignon Blanc) go well with the white meat, but if you like the dark meat which can be a bit gamey in taste, pair it with a wine that has more body like a Pinot.

Ham, another Christmas favorite walks the line between red and white meat, making it an excellent candidate for a good pairing with a Rosé. A quality Rosé is a great wine to pair with tricky foods because it is light and not overpowering. It shakes hands with it’s dining companions, instead of shouting throughout the meal for attention…

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