Life on the Ranch and Setting a Winter Table

I am excited to announce a new interview series featuring tastemakers from around the web. Our first guest is Chloe Mackintosh of Boxwood Avenue, celebrating a lifestyle of beautiful design, old world traditions, and slow living. I was especially excited to get Chloe's tips on a beautiful table setting. Tablescapes are her forte, and I…

Snoqualmie 2016 Riesling from Columbia Valley

Vineyard: Snoqualmie Vineyards Variety: Riesling Cost: $8 Region: Washington State Food Pairing Suggestions: Oysters, blue cheese and pear tarts, Humboldt Fog cheese, apple pastries, sushi My Tasting Notes: Mello and sweet with notes of green apple, pear, pineapple, and mango Sponsored Post: A bottle of wine provided for tasting This wine is reminiscent of a naturally sweet, luscious fruit salad. This is…

Virginia Dare 2016 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Vineyard: Virginia Dare Winery owned by the Coppola family Variety: Chardonnay Cost: $25 Region: Russian River Valley, California Food Pairing Suggestions: Chicken or lobster ravioli, alfredo and butter sauces, sea scallops, rotisserie chicken, Parmesan, flatbreads with roasted vegetables, corn cakes My Tasting Notes: Banana cream pie, crisp lemon zest, wood grilled pineapple, vanilla, clove, nutmeg Sponsored Post: A bottle of wine provided…

Abingdon Vineyards 2017 White Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Abingdon Vineyards Variety: Pinot Noir Cost: $20 Region: Virginia Food Pairing Suggestions: Oysters Rockefeller, bacon, melted gruyere cheese, crab with butter sauce, lobster Mac My Tasting Notes: Slight sweetness, fresh peach, apricot, warming cinnamon, golden delicious apple, melon, lingering clover honey Sponsored Post: No. The Abingdon Vineyards and their 2017 White Pinot Noir were…

Williamsburg Winery 2017 Petite Fleur

Vineyard: Williamsburg Winery Variety: 56% Muscat Ottonel, 44% Vidal Blanc Cost: $29 Region: Virginia, United States Food Pairing Suggestions: Semi sweet fruit tarts, apricot preserves, rosemary shortbread. My Tasting Notes: Beautifully floral and fragrant beginning with notes of honey suckle and apricot, layers of white florals, bananas and vanilla cream. Sponsored Post: No. John and…