SuperBowl Party Ideas on WBAL

by Laurie on January 31, 2015

Sips of the Week

IMG_3923 This week we are gearing up for tomorrow’s SuperBowl with Baltimore’s best wings from Kisling’s Tavern. We’ve got great wine and beer pairings for you whether you are rooting for the Seahawks, Patriots or just in it for the halftime! We’ll be joined in studio by Brett Hollander host of Sportsline who will share his predictions for the game.

Battle of the Beers

Red Hook KCCO Black Lager, Seattle, WA

IMG_3927Brewer’s Notes: KCCO Black Lager is a toasty lager with notes of chocolate and coffee. Unlike a heavy stout or porter, it’s amazingly light, crisp, and sessionable. Debunks the misconception that all dark beers are heavy, filling, and very high in alcohol.

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA, Boston MA

Brewer’s Notes: http://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/rebel-ipa#

Great Wines from WA

Lone Birch Riesling, Yakima Valley, WA $13.99

Winemaker’s Notes: COLOR:  Light Straw, NOSE:  A delicate perfumed floral bouquet. PALATE:  Light bodied with flavors of white peach and citrus fruit PEAK DRINKING:  Now through 2016. VARIETAL COMPOSITION:  100% Riesling

Duck Pond Cabernet, Columbia Valley, WA $13.99

Winemaker’s Notes: Our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes achieved optimum ripeness at a lower sugar level, resulting in a balanced, food friendly wine. The nose opens with oaky vanilla notes; flavors of anise and dark berries complement the soft, velvety tannins. Enjoy the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon on its own or pair with foods such as tomato-based pastas, barbecued meats, and hearty comfort foods.

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Superbowl Party Ideas on WJZ

by Laurie on January 28, 2015

IMG_3933Popcorn Bar

Mixings:

Peanut M&Ms and Skittles

Seasonings:

Parmesan & Garlic, Nacho Cheese and Ranch

IMG_3937Chocolate Covered Strawberries get instruction from Chef Forster on HeCooksSheWines.com Click here

Beers:

Red Hook KCCO Black Lager, Seattle, WA $9.99 6/pack

Brewer’s Notes: KCCO Black Lager is a toasty lager with notes of chocolate and coffee. Unlike a heavy stout or porter, it’s amazingly light, crisp, and sessionable. Debunks the misconception that all dark beers are heavy, filling, and very high in alcohol.

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA, Boston MA, $8.49 6/pack

Brewer’s Notes: http://www.samueladams.com/craft-beers/rebel-ipa#

Wines:

Lone Birch Riesling $13.99, Yakima Valley, WA

Winemaker’s Notes: COLOR:  Light Straw, NOSE:  A delicate perfumed floral bouquet. PALATE:  Light bodied with flavors of white peach and citrus fruit PEAK DRINKING:  Now through 2016. VARIETAL COMPOSITION:  100% Riesling

Duck Pond Cabernet $13.99, Columbia Valley, WA

Winemaker’s Notes: Our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes achieved optimum ripeness at a lower sugar level, resulting in a balanced, food friendly wine. The nose opens with oaky vanilla notes; flavors of anise and dark berries complement the soft, velvety tannins. Enjoy the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon on its own or pair with foods such as tomato-based pastas, barbecued meats, and hearty comfort foods.

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Italian Wines for the Winter Doldrums

January 26, 2015

Sips of the Week This week I was thrilled to have Sommelier Chris Coker from Aggio Baltimore introduce us to some of his favorite Italian wines that are sure to break you out of the winter doldrums. We tasted 4 wines you may not have heard of but need to! Bubbles: Contratto Millesimato Extra Brut […]

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Priest Ranch Wines – Napa Valley

January 17, 2015

Sips of the Week Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc 2013, Napa Valley $22 Winemaker’s Notes: This wine has bright aromas of melons and honeysuckle. The palate is crisp with good acidity, a touch of tannins, and bright stone fruits. This unique wine from the eastern hills of the Napa Valley showcases the diversity of0 our property. […]

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Wines of Moldova – Who Knew?

January 3, 2015

Sips of the Week Purcari Alb de Purcari 2012, Moldova $31 Winemaker’s Notes: Aged dry white wine Alb de Purcari – is the perfect light wine; full aroma with hints of honey, sweet fruits, aftertaste is defined by a wonderful aroma of spices. Alb de Purcari will perfectly complement fish and seafood, white meat cooked on […]

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Champagne and Sparkling Wine for New Year’s

December 31, 2014

Are you gearing up to ring in 2015 with a glass of bubbly? All that sparkles is not Champagne and there are great option for every price point. Let Laurie give you the secrets to selecting the right sparkler for your party. What is the difference between sparkling wine and Champagne? Laurie will share with […]

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Schramsberg Sparkling Wine & Cheese Pairings

December 27, 2014

Sips of the Week 1. Mirabelle Brut Non-Vintage, North Coast, California($26.99, Blend: 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir) Winemaker’s Notes: “Generous aromas of vanilla waffle cone and spun sugar are followed by rich apricot compote and ripe citrus. The palate is delicious upon entry, with flavors of bright lemon and tropical mango. In addition to the […]

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10 Wines for the Holidays

December 16, 2014

Need help picking some great wines for holiday gifts or festive gatherings? The Wine Coach has the answer…well 10 of them!

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Champagne Campaign at Wit & Wisdom

December 8, 2014

Sips of the Week Julie Dalton, Lead Sommelier form Wit & Wisdom joined Laurie to talk CHAMPAGNE! She brought 2 of her favorite Champs form the wine list and filled us in on the Champagne Campaign where all Champagne are 50% off from 10PM-12AM at Wit & Wisdom! Listen Here: http://bit.ly/1qkQw2u Pierre Peters Blanc de […]

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Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines for 2014

November 29, 2014

Sips of the Week Every year The Wine Spectator Magazine releases their Top 100 wines of the year…you might think this list is made up entirely of high end selections from the world’s most famous wineries but think again! We’ll taste 2 of the year’s top wines and talk to Bruce Sanderson, Senior Editor from […]

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Thanksgiving Wines for all your SIDES! on WJLA

November 26, 2014

Does it seem impossible to find the right wines for your Thanksgiving feast? While the turkey might take center stage on the table, the key to a great wine pairing is really all about the side dishes! Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach will give you the keys to selecting the right wine that will go […]

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Thanksgiving Wines & Cooking Tips Part 2

November 22, 2014

Sips of the Week This week we continue our discussion about making this the most delicious Thanksgiving ever! My friends Rachel Heron and Michael Cullison from Wine World join me again in studio and we’ll introduce you to some great wines that are sure to make your whole family happy while not breaking the bank. […]

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