Wine Talk

Skip the water and open a beer for perfect fall chili!

Skip the water and open a beer for perfect fall chili!

Always remember to enjoy your favorite craft beer as your chili simmers. As I was whipping up a pot of chili yesterday, I began to think of chili recipes that call for a bottle of beer, or perhaps could be enhanced by this flavorful addition. I wanted to add beer to...

Lighter Reds to Drink After Labor Day

Lighter Reds to Drink After Labor Day

Pinot Noir gets all the attention for lighter reds to drink and Grenache is almost always overlooked when deciding on a bottle! Grenache is a thin-skinned grape that loves hot, dry climates. Its origin is in Spain where it shows the most genetic diversity. It is also...

It’s Football Time—Think Wine!

It’s Football Time—Think Wine!

Now that Labor Day is behind us and the professional football season is starting, it's time to think wine! Autumn is not a season devoted exclusively to beer. Yes, beer is a prominent feature for most Saturday and Sunday festivities. And, yes, I have been known to...

WINES: How to Pair Wine with Food

WINES: How to Pair Wine with Food

Food and wine pairing can be intimidating. But it does not have to be! There are two important steps to take to understand the relationship between food and wine. Identify the primary food and wine tastes.Understand how these tastes evolve or change when paired...

Wine Talk

Wine Talk

Wine:  How well do you know your wine?  Can you tell why you like one wine better than another?  Do you know how to truly asses a glass of wine? Here are some wine tips from LKNConnect's Section on Wine Talk. The articles below come to LKNConnect from...

Let’s Talk Wine – First Impressions

Let’s Talk Wine – First Impressions

Editor's Note: This is the first article of three in a series about wine and how to assess, smell, and taste wine. We publish Stephanie Robert's articles on wine every two weeks, so come back on Wednesday, June 2 for her next enlightening article. -- Hanna Schoenrock,...

What Can the Nose Tell Me about the Wine?

What Can the Nose Tell Me about the Wine?

Editor's Note: This is the second article of three in a series about wine and how to assess, smell, and taste wine. Stephanie's first article is a great introduction to the series: Let's Talk Wine -- First Impressions. We publish Stephanie Roberts' articles on wine...