Fast Food Wine Pairings

by Laurie Forster on September 13, 2014

Sips of the Week

IMG_2776This week we’re going to pair wine with some unlikely choices from some of your favorite fast food chains. If you like to indulge every now and then with a burger and fries or maybe a burrito, we are going to explore the perfect wine to drink with it. So before you hit the drive through, tune into The Sipping Point!

Portium Cava Brut NV, Penedes, Spain $11.20 – Royal Farms Fried Chicken

Henry Fessy Beaujoais Villages, Burgundy, France $11.69 – Big Mac

Nicolis Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy $15.29 – Taco Bell Beef & Potato Burrito & Stuffed Burrito

Sips of the Week can be found at Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or anywhere in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

9/18 Perfect Pairings Fundraiser for Academy Theatre in Meadville, PA

10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway to St Michaels, MD


Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

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East Coast Winning Wines

by Laurie Forster on September 7, 2014

Sips of the Week

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Laurie & Carl toast to the ever increasing quality of wines from the East Coast!

Think the best wines only come from the West Coast? Think again! This week Carl Brandhorst joined us from the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) with some of the 2014 winning wines from all over the East Coast—GA, MD, NY and, yes, even Laurie’s home state of NJ! Then we’ll find out about this year’s Hershey Wine Festival where you can indulge in all things food & wine!

Carl Brandhorst is President of the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA), a trade group that helps promote the wine industry.  He has served as Chairman of the July 2005-2014 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competitions sponsored by ASWA.  Carl is also a past President of the Washington, DC Chapter of the German Wine Society and currently serves on its Board of Directors.  Carl is a longstanding member of the American Wine Society (AWS) and a graduate of the AWS wine judge program.

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

Cape May Winery White 100% Vidal Blanc, Cape May, NJ (4% residual Sugar)

Winemaker’s Notes: This is Cape May Winery’s un-oaked Vidal Blanc. The fruit asserts itself in the form of pristine pears & subtle apricot while the vibrant, lifting acidity adds balance & richness. .

 Chateau Elan Winery & Resort , 2012, Muscadry  100% Noble, Braselton, GA (2% residual Sugar)

Winemaker’s Notes: From the mus­ca­dine vari­ety called CAR­LOS, this wine is entirely made from Geor­gia grapes. The bouquet is exotic, intense, and com­plex; the taste pro­file is vibrant, full, and ele­gant. It is an excel­lent expres­sion of the char­ac­ter of our state’s grape! Made in a style never seen before, it was aged in French bar­rels for 4 months to become an off-​dry white wine that can be sim­ply sipped on the patio as well as paired per­fectly with fish, sushi, and other light style foods. 12% Alco­hol

SILVER MEDAL WINNERS

Knob Hall Winery, 2012 Chambourcin Reserve, 88% Chambourcin, 12% Merlot,  Clear Spring, MD

Winemaker’s Notes: Chambourcin – a fruity yet full-bodied red wine that is ready to drink now or can be put down for several years. Chambourcin has great colour and aromas and goes well with pork, lamb, pizza and pastas!

 Thirsty Owl Wine Company, 2013 Traminette, 100% Traminette, Ovid, NY

Sips of the Week can be found anywhere in the US by searching WineSearcher.com

Upcoming Events

9/18 Perfect Pairings Fundraiser for Academy Theatre in Meadville, PA

10/2 Oregon Grille Women’s Wine Dinner in Hunt Valley, MD featuring some of Laurie’s favorite wines from Australia!

10/3-5 Wine & WhoopPOW: Girl’s Getaway in St Michaels, MD


Hire Laurie for your next corporate, client or fundraising event! More info: www.TheWineCoachSpeaks.com

A Special Thanks to Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis and The Oregon Grille 

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes: Click here

Download Laurie’s APP for your iPhone/iPad or Android

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The Wines of Alsace & Your Wine Questions

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Deadly Dining Disasters

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Summer Wines with Wine World

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Featured Interview Summer is a great time to find new wines! Michael Cullison and Rachel Heron from Wine World join me to taste a few great new wines for you to try. Then we’ll also talk about an opportunity you have to come join us on August 8th at the Vandiver Inn all about great […]

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July 5, 2014

Featured Interview If you are a vodka lover than today’s show is for you! As America’s most popular spirit it seems there is a new vodka hitting the market every day. How did this odorless colorless spirit conquer the drinking public in the US? Victorino Matus author of Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered […]

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Grilling Wines for the 4th of July and Beyond!

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Fire up your grill and invite some friends because it is officially backyard cookout season. While the food selections for a summer cookout are easy to develop, choosing the wines to go with them can seem a bit more difficult. With all the different meats, salads and sides, picking just one or two wines can […]

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Cellars 33 Winery – Wine in the heart of San Francisco

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Featured Interview Find out how one couple fell in love right here in Baltimore with each other and with wine. John Fones of Cellars 33 met the woman of his dreams (Katie) in Baltimore and to impress her switched from beer to wine. Together they began a love affair with wine that brought them to […]

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