WWWW #49

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I spied this leaf this morning while wandering just outside our salesroom and it struck me that it looked a bit like the letter W.  So I collected a few wild grapes and made up this WWWW post banner picture.  What do you think?  (By the way, I was talking to my mom on the phone while wandering, so I blame her for this moment of inspiration – thanks Mom!).

Anyways, on to the actual collection of wine articles I found this week…..

Food was a major focus of the wine articles I read this week.  If you are a foodie, you’ll love this batch of articles!

  • Wine and food pairing is a science and you can read all about it here on Food & Wine magazine’s site.
  • Have you heard of wine salt?  It’s apparently the big thing right now when it comes to flavoring meat.  Read about how to make your own, plus a delicious recipe here.  You can also search around online for pre-made wine salts too.
  • This article gives a little information on pairing wine with rapini (which I’ve always called broccoli rabe) – a bit of a tricky mix since the rapini is somewhat bitter.  You’ll find another recipe in the article too.

In the Wine 101 category, check out this article with which lists many of the popularly-used wine terms along with their definitions.

And finally, I just thought I’d share a fun wine package I found online this week.  I love the purse-shaped bag in the box wine here.  What a fun idea!

That’s it for this week’s W4 entry.  I hope you can settle in with a glass of wine to read this batch.  You might also want to have something to eat nearby this week, since all those food & wine articles have made me hungry! :)  Cheers!

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3 Comments

  1. Carl A. Gooch
    Posted September 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Have you given any thought to doing a cheese and wine tasting, featuring some local cheese makers? if there are any.
    Also I was thinking it would be nice to have some finger foods available at certain music events. Just a thought, I don’t know what all would be involved in doing something like that. But I think it could increase the wine sales.
    Thanks for listening,
    Carl

  2. Katie
    Posted September 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your suggestions Carl. A cheese and wine tasting would be fun! Do you know of any local cheese makers?

    We do have prepackaged sausage, cheese and crackers available in the salesroom. I don’t have a health department approved kitchen, so doing more than that would require bringing in a caterer, which we do for special events at the moment.

    Thanks again for your comment!
    Cheers,
    Katie

  3. Carl A. Gooch
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your response Katie. No I don’t have any cheese makers in mind. It just came to me that there probably were some around. and it could spark more interest in both wine & cheese.
    I always enjoy myself when we come down to listen to some music and have a bottle or two.
    Carl

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