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Perfect Pairings for the 4th of July

Jun 28, 2019
Perfect Pairings for the 4th of July

The fourth of July offers up a whole feast of amazing wine pairing opportunities! While it may traditionally be focused around beer, it's also the perfect time to pop open a bottle of nice, chilled white from America's heartland of wine -- Napa Valley. Check out some of my favorite summer pairings!

Overloaded Oatmeal Cookies & Tawny Port

May 30, 2019
Overloaded Oatmeal Cookies & Tawny Port

These overloaded oatmeal cookies are inspired by the delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies my mom always makes. We’ve had an incredibly rainy spring here in the Bay, so the moment I sampled Taylor Fladgate’s Tawny Port, I knew I wanted to pair it with something comforting and homey—cue these chewy, rich, and flavorful oatmeal/chocolate chip/dried cherry/toffee overloaded cookies. 

Unexpected Poolside Sipping: White Port

May 22, 2019
Unexpected Poolside Sipping: White Port

White Port is the ultimate mixer for hot summer days. With an interestingly complex but refreshing taste, there’s a lot of flavor opportunities to play with. For a simple and refreshing mix drink, swap out the gin in a gin and tonic with a white Port, like Fonseca Siroco; the tonic helps bring out the nutty, complex flavors of the fortified wine.