Chicken Spiedini, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and a little Treveri to ring in the New Year

Continuing my virtual journey through Italy, I incorporated a little bit of Italian cuisine into our holiday meal.  One of my favorite meals that my husband prepares is Chicken Spiedini, which hails from the Garozzo's in Kansas City (and the Abruzzo region in Italy) Spiedini basically means "skewered meat" and while it can be prepared … Continue reading Chicken Spiedini, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and a little Treveri to ring in the New Year

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Cambria Chardonnay, Scallops and a Toast to the End of Summer

It's fall, school has started and the rain is falling (already).  The best cure for the fall blues is reminiscing about the great times I had this summer, and the great wine. In the middle of August, my family gathered over in Spokane, WA to celebrate birthdays and being together.  My brother Seth had purchased … Continue reading Cambria Chardonnay, Scallops and a Toast to the End of Summer

First Stop: London, England, Sparkling Wine & Fish and Chips

I arrived in London, and it is cold, damp and overcast.  Well, actually that is what the weather is like here in Seattle. I am told the weather in Seattle is similar to London, so I am going to assume I am on point. Before I get to the wine, I am going to take … Continue reading First Stop: London, England, Sparkling Wine & Fish and Chips