Perfect Pairings for the Seasons

by Laurie on October 27, 2014

Sips of the Week

Today’s episode was all about one of my favorite topics—food and wine pairing! J Bitner, Associate Executive Director at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, joined me with 3 delicious food and wine pairings…we talked about some great strategies for you to create perfect pairings and about an opportunity to join us for a night of just that on November 9th!

Pairings we tasted on the show:

Seafood Salad of Shrimp, Crab, and Lobster  – Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina 2012

Jerk Pork Tenderloin Sliders – Planeta Santa Cecilia Nero d’Avola 2009

Tenderloin Hoagie with Sauteed Onion, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, & Blue Cheese Dressing – Ravenswood Besieged 2013

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Kerry Dunnington, author of Tasting the Seasons joins us to talk about how you can prepare seasonal dishes that are delicious, eco-friendly and easy to make!  For nearly three decades, Kerry has built a thriving business as a caterer. In 2004, with a vivacious appetite for creating innovative and diverse food combinations for her clients, Kerry published This Book Cooks. The cookbook is a collection (appetizers to desserts) of Kerry’s most loved recipes. The book’s budding popularity and Kerry’s growing reputation as a sought after caterer won her repeated invitations to serve as a food columnist, culinary judge and entertainment consultant.  Food styling and professional recipe testing for chef’s recipes featured in various magazines have also been part of Kerry’s culinary career.

We tasted these recipes from her book:

Apricots and amaretto cream topped with a teriyaki walnut
Cheddar and pecan pate with strawberry sauce
Watch-it-disappear horseradish dip

Upcoming Events

11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $85 Includes Dinner, Wines and Food and Wine Pairing Tasting with Laurie!


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

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Grape American Road Trip – Vino50

by Laurie on October 18, 2014

Sips of the Week

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Laurie sips some great wines from the other 47 with Andrew Stover of Vino50.com

Andrew Stover joins us from Vino 50 to take us on a Grape American Road Trip by glass…when we think great wines we might not think New Mexico, Texas or Michigan but Andrew is out to change all that!

Andrew Stover, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, moved to Washington, DC to attend The George Washington University with a focus in Marketing/Tourism & Hospitality Management. Stover holds a Sommelier Diploma from the International Sommelier Guild and a Certified Specialist of Wine Certification from the Society of Wine Educators.  He also publishes a wine blog, www.chiefwino.com.

What we tasted on the show:

Chateau Grand Traverse Gamay, Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan  $18.99

McPherson ‘Tre Colore’ Mourvedre/Carignan/Viognier, High Plains, Texas  $18.99

Caduceus Cellars ‘Primer Paso’ Syrah/Petite Sirah/Malvasia Bianca, Cochise County, Arizona  $62.99

Stone Hill Norton, Hermann, Missouri  $21.99

Upcoming Events

11/7 Perfect Pairings at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, $85 Includes Dinner, wines and tasting session with Laurie!


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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