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Wine of the Week Tea Party

Shall We Wine TV has an especially sweet and tasty Valentine’s Day segment for you. Check out the YouTube video (link below) featuring our tea party with Chef Lisa Shaw of Lisa's Boutique Catering. We are Shall We Wine, so our party includes wine and CAKE! (L) Regine TRousseau (R) Chef Lisa Shaw Here are some tips on setting up your own Galentine's Day Tea Party. Why a Tea Party I love Valentine’s Day! It's an opportunity to celebrate the people...

VALENTINE GIFT SHALL WE WINE

Not Your Average Valentine Gift

The Valentine Gift. Hopeless romantic or not, the aura of love season is in full effect. To tell you the truth, while hot reservations and expensive Champagne are easily fractions of my heart’s paramour, nothing beats a little thoughtfulness, a little research, and a little sweat ⁠— versus a quick trip to the local drug store five minutes before you see me. In other words, no need to max out that credit card, bud. However, the reach of love extends beyond...

LARGE FORMAT WINE MAGNUM LAMBRUSCO GRUNER VELTLINER PART HOST

Wine Host with the Most: #MagnumMonday

Wine magnums. One surefire way to get your guests’ attention in the mélange of events which surround any kind of hosted occasion is to roll in with Magnum-sized wine bottles. Each bottle is 1.5L of gaze-inducing stamina, even if that occasion is a simple Monday night in with friends. This type of occasion is typically more frequent than lavish soirees anyway. And while 3L & 6L bottles seem to get all the glory for showstopper-level gawking, 1.5L is the more...

How To Incorporate Wine and Spirits Into Your New Lifestyle

Our readers and clients often ask, “How do I incorporate wine and spirits into my new lifestyle?” You’ll be happy to know that you have options! Many of the popular diets like keto, Weight Watchers and a vegan lifestyle allow for alcohol IN MODERATION. I was invited to talk about lifestyle changes and alcohol on WGN-TV's Midday Fix. If you’re trying to watch your waistline and are wondering how to exactly incorporate wine and spirits into your modified diet standards, here’s...

How To Deal With A Wine Jerk

Know the Peanuts comic created by Charles M. Schulz? If you’re unfamiliar, the character Lucy plays a running gag on Charlie Brown throughout the years of the comic’s existence. Charlie Brown revs up to run and kick the ball, then Lucy pulls the football away before he can kick it. The wine jerk is Lucy. Someone can be a wine novice or an expert just the same but a Lucy comes along to snatch the hope in every Charlie Brown. It can...

Holiday Wine and Bites Party

At this point in the holiday season you’ve probably attended one or two holiday wine and bites party. Be strong, there are a few days left, and at least three more parties to go! We’ve planned some memorable wine tasting events this season. One of my favorites was a Holiday Wine and Bites Party I co-hosted with Heartfelt Catering. Instead of a traditional menu, Chef Cecelia Hamilton created small bites which I paired some unique wines. This party was so...

The Vintage Modern: Revisit Madeira with H.M. Borges 10 Years Old Reserve Boal

Today we revisit a favorite here at Shall We Wine: H.M. Borges 10 Years Old Reserve Boal Madeira. Put this on your sweet map! Earlier this year I contributed to There's Nothing Wrong With Sweet Wine for VinePair and how the misconception of sweet wine has shaped the wine industry. Sweet wine discrimination is still alive and kicking. As a result, the complexities of the sweet wine category has a tendency to be overlooked, and it comes from various...

Thanksgiving Pie Wine Pairings & Surviving the Holiday Dinner Commentary

Part of the season of thankfulness through the season of gift-giving can be accompanied by more than roasted poultry traditions and its fair share of carby sides — it can also come with a plat d'accompagnement (side dish in French) mixed with laughable circumstances and uncomfortable criticisms. Dessert often gets portrayed as playing second fiddle to the mains, but the sugar rush part of the feast is just as fun to maneuver when it comes to wine pairings! Not to...

THE REAL MOSCATO

I.E.E.M. (International Event & Exhibition Management) an agency specializing in marketing, events production and public relations for the wine industry curated one of the best Italian wine experiences with its tri-city tour: Simply Italian Great Wines U.S. Tour.  The first stop was, my sweet home Chicago on October 21, 2019 at the trendy The LondonHouse. The Chicago event was so well done, if time permitted, I would have followed the tour to Los Angeles (October 23) and Seattle (October 24). When it...

Fall Wine and Food Pairing with Heartfelt Catering

I am so excited for my second appearance on ABC 7 Windy City Live, a popular Chicago morning show! Tune in at 1:00 PM central time to watch my recommendations for Fall wines paired with deliciousness from Heartfelt Catering! Below are Cecelia Hamilton, Chef/Owner of Heartfelt Caterings thoughts on Fall Foods and recipes from the show. I've added the wine parings and a yummy fall cocktail recipe at the end! Fall's Harvest, Cecelia Hamilton I love this time of year, the crisp...

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