May 02, 2013
If you missed guest blogger Shelby Vittek's first guest post two weeks ago, check out her thoughts on Albariño and mediterranean cuisine on the AEC blog here.
When presented with the duty of pairing wine with a meal, I often fall back on the first foolproof tip I learned: Match the bottle with a dish similar to what people from its region eat. Remember, wines are typically made with the local cuisine in mind, so following this piece of advice is a relatively easy way to tackle the challenge.
April 18, 2013
For what felt like the first time all year, the sun finally came out on my lunch break. As I sat at my desk mentally exploring my options, I knew no food truck or cafeteria could satiate my hunger. And I was in no mood for a hodge-podge of the week’s leftovers. No, this warm and breezy Friday called for something more, a celebration of some sort. “What better day for a drinking lunch?” I thought to myself.
I live and work in Philadelphia, a fairly convenient place to wine and dine on a budget thanks to its popular BYOB scene.