Food and Wine Pairing – Educational Poster from @WineFolly


He says: You need this.

He says: You need this.


He says:
 You need this.

She says: What? What? We’re going shopping?

He says: No. You need this Food and Wine Pairing Poster.

She says:  I doubt it.  I have you. What else could I possibly need?

He says: You’ve got to stop drinking any wine with any food – as if you don’t know what you’re doing.

She says:  But I DON’T know what I’m doing. That’s why I married you. And that’s why I have such a good time.

He says: I’m ordering it for you.

She says:  He’s right.  If you’re a food and wine enthusiast living with a food and wine newbie -or you want to elevate the pairing skills of  your staff at a restaurant, to a higher level,  take a look at the advanced food and wine pairing poster from WineFolly.com

From the lightest and sweetest foods to the strongest, heaviest foods, appropriate types of wines are easily cross-referenced.  Along with recommendations of wine combinations for certain food combinations. WineFolly.com is a site full of  all kinds of details about wine that you never knew you didn’t know.  Highly recommend.  Click here to visit  http://WineFolly.com

Apps for Wine and Alcohol Delivery.


She says:  I kinda couldn’t believe the title of this blog post on Liquor.com, but there it was The 5 Best Booze Delivery Apps.    Yep. In cities where it’s a complete pain to drive on certain nights (Yes, Los Angeles, this means you) there are apps you can use to have your wine, beer and other alcohol delivered to you.  So smart.   Click here to read about it: http://bit.ly/5BEstBoozeDeliveryApps

5 Best Booze Delivery Apps

Your delivery guys won’t look like this.

Wine Trails of Italy from @MichelinGuides


Maps of wine regions of Italy, Michelin Wine trails of Italy, where to learn about Italian wine

BEST THING ABOUT THIS BOOK:  She says: If you’re traveling to Italy and you don’t like to schlep a lot of books with you, this MAY be the only travel book you need to take along.  It’s excellent for wine tasting — and yet excellent for just traveling to Italy in a general way with just a few tastings of wine along the way.  The brief descriptions of the regions is just the right size for me – I like to Continue reading

@TastingPanel Brings on the Holiday Bar Buying Show! aka The Holiday 2013 Buying Show


Holiday Bar Show, Holiday 2013 Buying ShowShe says: Hospitality people.  I LOVE them! They always seem to know the latest and the greatest beverages, treats and excitement-makers for being sure a possibly dull ol’ get-together stays spicy and fun!  I find out about new drinks and wines in piecemeal – various magazines, blog posts, random surprises by a friend – but the pros are the pros for a REASON!

Are they just brilliant? Are they so much more “all that” than we are? NO… they just attend the Holiday Bar Show every year – and, well, Continue reading

Movies About Wine Can Really Work: “You Will Be My Son” from Gilles Legrand


You Will Be My Son – Feature film directed by: Gilles Legrand
SEPT. 10 update:  You Will Be My Son opening at Landmark Theatres around the US.  Click to find a theatre near you!  http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Films/films_frameset.asp?id=123949

You Will Be My Son, French Film, Drama, Family Wine Heritage, Movie about wine

Opens in New York 8/16/13

Opens: August 16, 2013 – New York City, The Paris Theater, 4 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone) 212-688-3800  http://www.theparistheatre.com
Written by: Delphine de Vigan – screenplay (adaptation / dialogue)
Laure Gasparotto – collaboration
Gilles Legrand – screenplay (adaptation / dialogue)

He and She both say:
Paul is the proprietor of his prestigious family wine estate and has Continue reading

Mellissoni Vineyards, Lake Chelan, Washington – More Washington Wines!


Barrysentials He Said ~ She Said wine blog writers with Rob Mellisoni - Owner of Mellisoni Vineyards, Lake Chelan Washington, Those Washington wines!

He Said ~ She Said wine bloggers w/Rob Mellison – Owner of Mellisoni Vineyards

The necessary disclosures: As part of Wine Bloggers Conference 2013 , we enjoyed a deeply discounted Lake Chelan, WA wine country excursion. Mellissoni Vineyards was on our itinerary. As a reader, you already know – we enjoy a few random discounts and gifts, but they do not sway our honest observations or tasting notes.  

Mellisoni Vineyards, Lake Chelan, Washington

Mellisoni Vineyards, Lake Chelan Washington, Lake Chelan wine country

They’re waiting for you! What a view!

He and She both say: Overlooking the south shore of Lake Chelan, Mellisoni Vineyards specializes in high end whites and reds. Rob Mellison and his wife, Donna, began the winery in 2002, and have made tremendous strides in just a decade. Rob hosted a lunch and wine tasting for 8 of us prior to the start of the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference, and we all really enjoyed his wines and his company.  Rob is a very friendly and engaging person, quick with a story, and even quicker with generous pours of his wine.  The first words he uttered Continue reading

2009 Mellisoni Riesling, Mellisoni Vineyards, Lake Chelan Washington


2009, Mellisoni Riesling

A view from the Riesling

2009 Mellisoni Riesling

He says:  Mellisoni said he makes this riesling in the style of one from Zind Humbrecht or Joh. Jos Prum.  To be honest, I have not tasted many German or French rieslings — most of my exposure has come from flabby, slightly sweet California rieslings that were pretty terrible.  This riesling (and others I tasted from BC) was a relevation.  It had a golden color, slight apple nose, with a floral tinge. Beautiful light green apple and golden raisin flavors. The finish was excellent. By far, at this point, it was the best riesling I ever had! It won a double gold from the Seattle Wine Awards and a gold in the San Francisco International Wine Competition. I scored it a 16! $35

She says:  I try so hard to understand the Germans and I fail every time.

Other notes:  (2008 just sold out, so look for the 2009)

Click here to read our notes from tasting at Mellisoni Vineyards.