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Save the Date – The Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference

Do you travel to eat? Does a road trip exploring the Vermont Cheese Trail or taking the Vermont Brewery Challenge sound exciting? Do you take wine-cations, visiting wineries near – Conneticut, Long Island – or far – California, Europe? Are you a devotee of  “Saveur” or “The Perennial Plate” ? Do you secretly – or […]

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Cheese Class – From Switzerland with Love

Imagine – a lush meadow high in the Swiss Alps where contented brown cows feast upon the verdant carpet of lush grasses, herbs and delicate alpine wildflowers; from afar comes the sound of yodeling. (On second thought, get rid of the yodeling.) It is a scene such as this that provides a snapshot of the genesis […]

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Brave New Wine World – The Walk-Around Tasting at the Castilla-La Mancha U.S. Tour

From the beginning of our involvement with the wine world, the constant  has been change. In some ways reminiscent of the 60’s, stuffed shirts and fustiness have given way to a fresh less hierarchical approach to the enjoyment of wine. The hegemony of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Barolo has been shaken; and has wine kingpin Robert Parker […]

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Castilla-La Mancha, Spain: Wine’s Sleeping Giant

Over the past decade, US wine enthusiasts have explored far-flung wine regions and little-know varietals. Pinot Noir from Tasmania? Check. Frumint from Hungaria? Done. Tannat from Uruguay? Of course.  But one region we have only begun to sip the wines of is Castilla-La Mancha, in central Spain.  Castilla-La Mancha produces 6% of the world’s wine. […]

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Two Chefs Tables and a Microphone

What makes an event awesome? Since both of us have worked in events – planning and execution – we do have some cred here. A list of must-have elements are friendly, engaging hosts, stellar food, well-chosen beverages, solicitous and knowledgeable staff and, last but not least, good tunes. “Two Chefs Tables and a Microphone”, held at […]

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Celebrating the Boston Wine Expo

Mark your calendars – Feb. 16 – 17, 2013. The reason? These are the dates that the Boston Wine Expo will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel. For the serious wine lover, this is an event not to be missed. And for the casual sipper, the event opens up the […]

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“Summah Cheese + Rosé”

 Some have a “basketball jones” while others jones for rosé. We at WineDineWithUs are of the latter sort. In fact, our colleague Eleni created the “Rosé Society” to evangelically promote this style of wine. Couple this with my extreme devotion to good cheese and the class “Summah Cheese + Rosé” at Central Bottle + Provisions was my […]

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Spotlight – Lunch at Del Frisco’s

Executive Chef Derek Barragan and Mindy Valone of CM Communications    During the recent Great Recession, one of the casualties were the number of lunch covers at restaurants.   In response, many restos opted out of lunch service or offered truncated menus. Even though leisurely two – or even three – martini  lunches have long been a […]

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An East Coast-West Coast Beer Slam – with Cheese

Kristen Sykes, founder of BABES (Boston Area Beer Enthusiasts) is a contributor to WDWU. Her expertise is in beer. On Wednesday, June 27th the Boston Area Beer Enthusiasts Society (BABES) were taken on a whirlwind tour of tastes and sensations by one of the top beer guides in the world, Nicole Erny. Last winter Mz. Erny […]

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“Fermented Spirits” – Cheese & Beer Pairing 2.0

The Evening’s Menu Mozzarella House Bocconcini and House-made Confiture with Wittekerke Wit Bier Blue Ledge’s Farm’s Riley’s Coat with Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier Plymouth Artisan Cheese”s Smoked Cheddar with a Snakebite – Brooklyn Lager and West County Baldwin Cider Cato Corner Farm’s Bloomsday with Chimay Cinq Cents Montgomery’s Farmhouse Cheddar with Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale […]

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