Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Welcoming Spring Wine Pairings-#WinePW Preview

I am so excited to be hosting the 11th Wine Pairing Weekend coming up this Saturday.  Not familiar with Wine Pairing Weekend (#WinePW)?  Wine Pairing Weekend is a gathering of wine lovers who challenge themselves to pair the perfect wine with food that fits into the theme chosen by the host each month.  We prepare what we hope will be the perfect dish to accompany the wine we have chosen or pick the perfect wine for the dish we have chosen.

The group runs the gamut from Wine Aficianado to those, like me, who just enjoy a nice glass of wine with their dinner.  Anyone is welcome to join.  We post on the second Saturday of each month and we also gather together for a live chat on twitter each posting day at 11 am, Eastern time, using #WinePW as our designator. You are welcome to join us any time by sending an email to winepairingweekend@gmail.com and joining the Wine Pairing Weekend Facebook Page.  You should also join us for the live chat on Saturday, April 11, whether you have had time to post or not, to find out exactly what we are all about.

This month I challenged the group to pair wines with those foods we eat in the Spring that are sometimes difficult to match.  You can read all about it here in my Wine Lover's Dilemma post.

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Just take a look at what this wonderful group has planned to meet my challenge to them.  We may never find ourselves in this dilemma again!!

Spring Pea Risotto with Picpoul de Pinet by Curious Cuisiniere 
Spring-Kissed Seafood Chowder with Pelerin 2011 Les Tournesols by Cooking Adventures with Camilla
Wine and Dine: Las Lilas Vinho Verde 2013 and Chilled Cucumber with Mint Soup by Grape Experiences.
Creamy Mushroom Pasta with Spring Peas and Westrey Pinot Noir by Pull That Cork
Red Wine with Asparagus and Mushrooms by Cooking Chat
Spring Hopes: Asparagus and Rosé by Food Wine Click
Leap into Spring with Pasta Primavera by Vino Travels
Spring Fling with Greek Pizza and Wine by Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Spring Flavors with Hungarian Pinot Grigio by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Welcoming Spring with #WinePW by Rockin Red Blog
Winter's Hill Pinot Blanc and Warm Arugula, Bacon and Asparagus Salad by Tasting Pour
Roasted Halibut with Potatoes and Lemon and a Pignoletto by Enofylz Wine Blog
Beets and Wine Pairing by Girls Gotta Drink

If you are catching this post early enough, you can join our live Twitter Chat on Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. ET, via the Twitter hashtag #winePW. If you’ve come to us after April 11, consider joining us for #winePW 12 on Saturday, May 9.


  1. The line-up looks fantastic, Wendy. Can't wait to explore the posts this weekend.

  2. Everything sounds wonderful. I'll have to delve further into these posts! Maybe with a bottle of wine

    1. And it is nice, Paula, to know a little bit about the wines before you buy a bottle. I have been known to buy wine because I liked the label LOL

  3. Big group this month. Lots of fun wine and food pairings coming up....can't wait!


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