Austrian Wines – KW Selections

November 1, 2014

Sips of the Week Gruner Veltliner, Zweigelt and Blaufrankish…these are 3 of the grapes grown in Austrian wine country. If you haven’t tried them yet you need to! This week Klaus Wittauer of KW Selections joins Laurie to talk about the delicious and food friendly wines coming from Austria and why they are such a […]

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Perfect Pairings for the Seasons

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 […]

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Grape American Road Trip – Vino50

October 18, 2014

Sips of the Week 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 […]

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Drink Like Olivia Pope

October 16, 2014

Olivia Pope on ABCs Scandal has a stressful job, a dysfunctional family and a complicated personal life. When the stress of leading the Gladiators gets to be too much, she likes to unwind with a glass of red wine. Now you too can Drink Wine Like Olivia Pope by using the tips below from Laurie […]

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Axios Napa Valley

October 4, 2014

Sips of the Week This week Laurie talks with Gus Kalaris, owner of Axios Wines about his newest offerings from the Kalaris Family Vineyards. We’ll find out more about the 2014 harvest California and, of course, we tasted a few of his new wines. Gus Kalaris is the founder and owner of Constantine Wines, a 28 […]

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On Location in Sonoma

September 30, 2014

Interviews  This week Laurie interviewed Jordan Vineyards Executive Chef Todd Knoll on location at the winery in Healdsburg, CA to learn more about the culinary program. Born into a military family in 1969, Executive Chef Todd Knoll was raised in Hawaii and draws inspiration from his childhood home, as well as Asia, when creating menus […]

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Pio Cesare Winery

September 30, 2014

 Sips of the Week This week Laurie interviewed Cesare Benvenuto of Pio Cesare Winery at the 2014 Hershey Food & Wine Festival. They tasted the following wines and talked about what makes the wines of Piedmont, Italy so special and legendary! Pio Cesare Arneis, Langhe, Italy Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Slightly aromatic, with reach and ripe […]

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Host a SPIRITed Football Party

September 29, 2014

Recipe for Beer Candied Bacon: http://www.isavea2z.com/beer-candied-bacon-strips/#_a5y_p=994368

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Fast Food Wine Pairings

September 13, 2014

Sips of the Week This 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 […]

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East Coast Winning Wines

September 7, 2014

Sips of the Week 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 […]

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The Wines of Alsace & Your Wine Questions

August 30, 2014

Sips of the Week 2012 Wilm Pinot Gris, Alsace France $14 Winemaker’s Notes: Pale golden yellow. Elegant nose, peach and apricots notes. Light, round, good structure, good persistence, yellow fruits aromas. PAIRING Smoked fish, game, white meats in sauce, roast pork or veal, artichokes, mushroom–‐based dishes. Serve at 48–‐43 degrees Fahrenheit. Lucien Albrecht Crement d’Alsace […]

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Cliff Lede Vineyards: Terroir, Stags Leap District & Drought

August 16, 2014

Listen to show podcast by Clicking here: Listen now! Sips of the Week Laurie talks to Remi Cohen of Cliff Lede Vineyards about the terroir of Stags Leap District, Viticulture and the 2014 drought in CA. With Remi Cohen in the role of Vice President of Operations overseeing winegrowing, production, and national distribution, Cliff Lede […]

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