got da bunker blues? spice things up za’atar 🌿, the Middle Eastern spice blend (dried herbs mixed with toasted sesame seeds) that can easily be ordered online. Pair it with a wine that is appropriate to the geography and mystique: Chateau Musar “Hochar Pere et Fils” ’14, a delicious, full-bodied red blend redolent of cherry liqueur, cedar, and savory spice (Lebanon, $28).
How to send you tastebuds on vacation ⛵️ to crabby bliss while never leaving your place? Use Goldbelly to ship in an iconic dish from across America, like I did with the plump, pure Chesapeake Bay crab cakes 🦀 from The Narrows Restaurant in Maryland. Then pair it with the perfect wine: the rich but clean, vanilla-citrus-pineapple Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Private Reserve (Napa, $35) ✨. \
Join me this Wednesday, June 3rd, for a virtual tasting in which I reveal wines that are hard to utter but uncommonly delicious to drink. At 8pm ET, I will be covering fabulous tongue-twisters that, once mastered, will have you drinking like a pro. The webinar is one hour and offered at the affordable ‘pandemic price’ of $15.
Bring your own bottle, OR taste along with the exact wines that I will be presenting (though this is not a prerequisite). The three wines are available for purchase at Wine.com:
In this online wine tasting, I will show you that no country is better for delicious wine values than Spain.
This will be a highly informative, fun, and unbiased online tasting revealing incredible, affordable wines from Spain. I will be covering insider picks from across Spain, as well as some uplifting aspects of Spanish drinking culture. The webinar is one hour and offered at the affordable ‘pandemic price’ of $15. Please click here to for more information and to register.
Weary of expensive, confusing wine lists? (yes, we WILL be going to restaurants again). Join me for one of my favorite subjects: which wines and techniques capture the most affordable, delicious bottles in restaurants. Seats going fast for my “Outsmart the Wine List” virtual tasting, this Wed, May 20, at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Admission is a gentle $15/tkt. Please register here.
More Virtual Wine Tastings
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