Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 27, 2013

Cheese & Wine or Wine & Cheese

It's all good wether you start with the cheese or the wine. But, the pairing can be crucial, make the wine & cheese better if you pair right.
Yesterday Michael from Cowgirl Creamery & I sat down to the task of pairing Paul Mathew wines with cheese. Yes, it was fun. Michael has an amazing palate! His 8 years of experience with cheeses is incredible.

We tasted alot of great pairings & some not so much. Needless to say the cheeses were great & so were the wines. To know how to pair the two is great, that is why our next 'Foodie Seminar' in March is pairing the two with Michael co hosting and Mat & Barb of Paul Mathew wines.

A few additional cheese treats will be served along side a recipe booklet with room for notes.
This sold out event will be repeated in the Fall

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Feb. 23, 2013

Cab Franc and Brussel Sprouts

Last nght we had a great dinner & evening at our local favorite, boon eat + drink. We ordered a 'must have' starter, brussel sprouts, to share while we were welcoming the evening with our Vineyard Owner friends from Alegria Vineyard.
Mat brought a tank sample of the 2012 Alegria Vinyard Cab Franc that's getting bottling next week. As the brussel sprouts arrived we were in discussion &tasting of the Cab Franc & I tasted the brussel sprouts & WOW, an incredible pairing. As everyone at the table followed suit & agreed, we called owner Crista Luedtke to the table to taste our newest foodie discovery, who knew?
We're bottling the 2012 Cab Franc & will be releasing in our Tasting Room sometime this spring.

If you like Cab Franc & like brussel sprouts, you're going to LOVE this pairing. Recipe available on boon eat + drink web site.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Feb. 22, 2013

Our next Foodie Seminar is rescheuled for Friday March 8th @ 6pm

We have Michael Zilber of Cowgirl Creamery presenting a line up tasting of local cheeses paired with Paul Mathew wines. This interactive seminar includes the cheese tasting, wine pairings plus a great oportunity to discuss cheese & wine in a comfortable tableside atmosphere.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Feb. 14th, 2013
Wine brings people together

This past weekend we had our Annual Mushroom Foray. This sold out event requires full participation from the guests and this year’s attendees were a fine example.

This event is attended mostly by couples, although once the group begins the foraging, everyone seems to find a new friend to share their findings with on the forest floor.

As time rolls on, guests who have foraged to their hearts content stroll back to the lodge for the second stage of the day, wine tasting, hors’ duerves, a roaring fire place and some good conversation or craic.  The returning guests arrive sporadically over a 30 – 40 minute period in random groups, with a common bond of enough of the out and ready for the Inn.

Conversations continue from the outdoors in, trials and tribulations of mushrooming or even not, what else do we have in common. This year’s conversations unveiled not just one but two groups of strangers that discovered a mutual overlap of teenage schooling. Yes, they had been to the same school, had common friends and even reminisced school songs.

It’s always a joy to have great people in a group that come together for a mutual interest like this but it’s even more special when pasts and futures meet and memories are shared and friendships restored.

Wine is something to enjoy and share with friends new and old and Paul Mathew Vineyards Events offers a great environment to do so.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Feb. 1, 2013

Looking forward to our February Foodie Seminar ' Mushroom Foray.' SOLD OUT with a waiting list.
We are preparing the trails tomorrow to ensure that they are hikable.
Whole Liberty Ducks are ordered for the lunch.
We have back up Matsutaki's, Hedgehogs & Cauliflower mushrooms ready to show & Tell.

Call for details about other upcoming 'Foodie Seminars'.