Tanisha is an Adjunct Professor in Paris teaching Wine & Spirits courses.
She is also the creator of this blog, Girl Meets Glass, a site that takes the stress out of drink pairing.
GMG shows you how wine, cocktails and food go together. Eat, drink and be merry!!

Supper Club at The Legacy

I’m not even going to ruin this with a whole bunch of text and words. Just know that this dinner was EVERYTHING!! 8 courses with a wine paired with each. I had the immense pleasure of a sneak preview. And when I tell you that you should not miss this when it is open to the public next month. SERIOUSLY, DON’T!!

You’re welcome.

foodandwine:

© Buff Strickland
DIY Happy Hour: This refreshing sangria gets its rich golden hue and zingy flavors from white wine, fresh-squeezed orange juice and a splash of brandy.
Recipe: Thai-Basil Sangria

foodandwine:

© Buff Strickland

DIY Happy Hour: This refreshing sangria gets its rich golden hue and zingy flavors from white wine, fresh-squeezed orange juice and a splash of brandy.

Recipe: Thai-Basil Sangria

Hun-gary for the wines

Okay, you see what I did there?? Well if I have to explain it then it isn’t funny! Anyway, I had the pleasure of participating in the Protocol Wine #winestudio where we discussed wines from Hungary and Slovenia. (Slovenia will be recapped in a separate post) 

When it comes to Hungarian wine, I had previously only tasted the dessert style Tokaji and dry Furmint. You know I’ll jump on the opportunity to taste something new to me, something different. And I enjoy the twitter chat format because even though I may be tasting by myself, I am chatting with several other people around the country discussing the wines, its history and our tasting notes. Wine is best when shared and on Twitter, I feel like I am sharing it. 

In addition to @ProtocolWine, @OldWorldVines the importer for the wines was on hand to talk the history, tourism, flavor profile and any other question we could come up with. And we came up with quite a few questions! But enough about that, I know what you came here for so, on to the wines!

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Erzsebet Pince - Kiraly dulo

Good thing this was a twitter tasting because as you can see Hungarian wines aren’t the easiest to prounounce. This, along difficulty with importation, is probably a reason that these wines aren’t more popular in the States. The price point is right and the flavor profile kinda reminds me of Viognier.  Made from the Furmint grape: Aromas of peaches and apricots came from my glass. Then orange, spice, and honey on the palate. I like the slightly sweet finish on the end, Not sugary sweet, but a soft ripe stone fruit sweetness. Serve this chilled with spicy Indian or Thai food. 

Bock - Villanyi Kekfrankos (aka Blaufrankisch)

Got the oak on this right away. But underneath that I found aromas of ripe red berries and blueberries. Very light on the palate in flavor and in weight. Also got some cherry notes as well. This is a red wine that can be served chilled and would be great with chicken or pork. A steak may be too heavy, but a lighter red meat may work just fine. You know I say drink the wine you like with the food you love.

Got my wine, got my friends!! Ready to talk Wisconsin wine with @WollersheimWinery #winestudio  (at Evergreen Park, Illinois)

Got my wine, got my friends!! Ready to talk Wisconsin wine with @WollersheimWinery #winestudio (at Evergreen Park, Illinois)

That Mille-feuille at the bottom is my ABSOLUTE FAV French dessert!!! I eat this weekly in Paris. The baguette and cheese were daily. And yes, they are just better at life. And skinnier. Sigh…

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You know it’s true, so you might as well embrace it: The French are just better at life.

National Daiquiri Day

  

Pick any day of they year and there is a food or drink holiday associated with it. Who can keep up with the celebration of it all? I sure can’t! But there are a few days that come around that I plan for, pull out my bar tools for, drink for… National Daiquiri Day is one of them!

And if that isn’t enough for you, Ernest Hemingway’s brithday is on the 21st, so let’s just celebrate them at the same time with the Hemingway Daiquiri!! I used Papa’s Pilar for mine, {commercial break} the new award-winning super-premium rum, which is available in Blonde and Dark expressions, was inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s spirit of adventure :-)

  

Drink up!!

Last lunch in LA. Soup, salad, sandwich & a beer. California Blonde Ale. #blondeshavingfun #jaifaimjaisoif #lunch #SummerofAnything #nomnom (at Second City Bistro)

Last lunch in LA. Soup, salad, sandwich & a beer. California Blonde Ale. #blondeshavingfun #jaifaimjaisoif #lunch #SummerofAnything #nomnom (at Second City Bistro)

Check out the movie I made with Magisto: After Conference Fun

The conference may have been over, but we weren’t ready to leave just yet!!

Blackberry Bacon Sour - Crown Royal, lemon, simple syrup, splash of #Zinfandel #FEED #barcrawl #winetail #Venice  (at FEED Body & Soul)

Blackberry Bacon Sour - Crown Royal, lemon, simple syrup, splash of #Zinfandel #FEED #barcrawl #winetail #Venice (at FEED Body & Soul)

Welp…. #youknowwhoyouare

Welp…. #youknowwhoyouare

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