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The Problem with Some Wine & Food Pairings

Photo by John Canelis on Unsplash Whether you’re a seasoned dinner party pro or a nervous first-time host, you’re probably well aware that drinks deserve as much consideration as food itself. The right cocktail choices and wine pairings are, after all, a dinner party 101. But what happens if you’re starting to wonder why drinks hold such high standing? The fun is in the cooking, after all, and drinks can often be an added consideration many of us could do without. Have you not already got enough on your plate!? Sadly, as anyone who’s attempted to go against the drink quo can tell …

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Rustic Italian Entertaining… at it’s finest!

Guest Contributor: Jewels Gray Jewels is the talented eye behind Jewels Photography in Denver, Colorado. Follow along as she show’s us a proper Italian feast. There’s a venue here in Denver that reminds me of the home my grand-parents built in Northern California… tan stucco arches and dark brown tiled floors, it’s not something you typically see here in Colorado. The lighting is always so beautiful here and as a Photographer, that’s something I notice while shooting weddings. If this venue were around back when I got married, I definitely would have had my own wedding there, without a doubt. …

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Top Wine Pairings For Summer BBQ Time!

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels The BBQ season is well and truly upon us, it’s high time to take a chill and kick back with our friends and family to soak up the sun with some delicious food. Whether you’re a lover of meats, fish, halloumi, or those vegetarian and vegan burger alternatives, the big (and most important) question remains- what about the wine? Here come some of the top wine pairings to make your summer soiree just perfect.  Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc is a delicious summer bbq option; it’s a zesty grape with a crisp and clean acidity. The key fruit tastes …

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Adulting is hard! Celebrate with Wilson Creek.

Thank you Wilson Creek Winery for sponsoring this post. Wilson Creek Winery encourages you to celebrate the little things in life with their line of sparkling wines. Laundry is the bane of my existence. I thought I hated it before I had a kid, and then I had a kid. Now I am drowning in a never-ending pile of mismatched socks. In general, I am a fully-functioning, proper adult. I bathe. My kid is (usually) bathed. I pay my bills. Heck, I even pull the weeds from my garden on a weekly basis. I just can’t seem to get it …

Italian Wine for your Valentine

La Dolce Vita: Italian Wine for your Valentine

This post was sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Valentine’s Day is here, do you have plans yet? If you don’t, then I have a fabulously romantic and delicious way to celebrate love with a date-night-in… Do as the Italians and celebrate “La Dolce Vita.” That’s right, take your valentine on a tour of Italy through their most famous wines, and learn a bit about the land while you’re at it. Here are my steps to putting together a romantic “La …

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Bottles to Pop on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is upon us! And I personally cannot think of anything more appropriate to bid farewell to 2018 than with a few glasses of booze. Seriously, was it just me or was this year a dumpster-fire of political and cultural rubbish?! So, join me as I look back on the past year and review some of the more favorable moments… I mean, bottles… that we experienced here at The Frosted Petticoat. Here’s our review of the bottles to pop on New Years Eve. Piper-Heidsieck One of my all-time favorite bottles, Piper-Heidsieck Brut is so good that it is …

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Stocking Stuffer: Coppola Diamond Collection

We are 4 days away from Christmas! So, if you are in need of a quick and fun stocking stuffer, then I have one that is sure to please the wine enthusiast in your life. The Francis Ford Coppola Winery has released their Diamond Collection wines in can form. And they make for a seriously cool and unexpected gift from Santa. In particular, the Coppola Monterey County Pinot Noir can is a perfect accompaniment to a holiday celebration. With aromas of ripe cherry, lavender, and vanilla bean highlighted by flavors of plum, strawberry, and star anise, it’ll be a shining …

Sherry Date Meat Pie with Holland House Cooking Wine

Sherry Date Meat Pie with Holland House Cooking Wine

There are certain must-haves during the holiday season: Sugar cookies. Hot cocoa by the fire. A delicious slice of honey-baked ham. And in my house, meat pie! Meat pie is a wonderful staple from our lovely British friends across the pond. Despite its name, it is actually a surprisingly sweet dish. This year my friends at Holland House Cooking Wine are sponsoring this post and have sent me some products to help me create a refreshing take on the classic… Sherry Date Meat Pie! Every year, I make a meat pie as part of a holiday breakfast. It’s a magical …