Through the monthly Wine Pairing Weekend (#winePW) event on the second Saturday of each month, bloggers share about food and wine pairings related to the monthly theme. These bloggers and all others interested in the topic also participate in a live Twitter chat at 11 a.m. ET via the #winePW hashtag. The Wine Pairing Weekend event schedule below is a handy overview of upcoming events and past events, with links to the theme for the month described by the host, and links to the roundup so you can see what the bloggers came up with for the theme.
It’s All About Romance on February 14, 2015, #winePW 9, hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Open That Bottle Night (OTBN) Pairings on March 14, 2015, #winePW 10, hosted by Cooking Chat. *Note OTBN is on February 28. On the 3/14 #winePW day, we’ll share about what we opened and paired with it.
New Year’s Wine Resolutions on January 10, 2015 #winePW 8 hosted by Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Sparkling Wines and Hors D’oeuvres on December 13, 2014 #winePW 7, hosted by foodwineclick
Creative Thanksgiving Food and Wine Pairings November 2014 #winePW 6, hosted by Curious Cuisiniere, links to blogger pairings here
Fall Fruit and Wine Pairings October 2014 #winePW 5, hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla, links to blogger pairings here
Regional Food and Wine Pairings September 2014 #winePW 4, hosted by Cooking Chat, links to blogger pairings here
Wine for Summer’s Bounty August 2014 #winePW 3, hosted by Cooking Chat, links to blogger pairings here
Refreshing Summer Wine Pairings July 2014 #winePW 2, hosted by Cooking Chat, links to blogger pairings here
Wine Pairings for Grilled Meat June 2014 #winePW 1, hosted by Cooking Chat
Some wonderfully refreshing pairings put together by the July Wine Pairing Weekend bloggers! Check out their posts for some great ideas on how to chill when the weather gets hot.
Culinary Adventures with Camilla posted “Green Fig Ice Cream + Cambiata Albariño”
Vino Travels — An Italian Wine Blog shared “Orzo salad and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo”
Curious Cuisiniere posted “Grilled Trout paired with a Tropical Fruit Viognier”
ENOFYLZ Wine Blog paired “Ceviche and Tablas Creek Picpoul Blanc”
Take a Bite Out of Boca shared “Grilled Mango-Sriracha Shrimp, Pineapple and Peppers paired with Burg Layer Schlosskapelle Spatlese Kerner”
foodwineclick shared “Steamers and Cava on the Porch”
Confessions of a Culinary Diva blogged about “Aperol Spritz”
Cooking Chat paired “Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa and a White Burgundy”
Join the #winePW conversation: Follow the #winePW conversation on Twitter throughout the weekend and beyond. If you’re reading this early enough, you can join us for a live Twitter chat on our theme “Refreshing Summer Wine Pairings” on Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to noon Eastern Time. You can also visit our group Pinterest board to pin some great pairing ideas for later! Stay tuned for the August Wine Pairing Weekend, which will focus on “Wine for Summer’s Bounty” on Saturday, August 9.
We are looking forward to the 2nd Wine Pairing Weekend event coming up this Saturday, July 12! The July #winePW theme is “Refreshing Summer Wine Pairings.” We will be holding a live Twitter Chat in conjunction with the event this Saturday 7/12, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Please join us! Simply share tweets with our hashtag, #winePW and follow that stream. We do also have a Twubs page setup as a handy way to view the Chat and automatically add the hashtag. Be sure to check out the great pairing the participating bloggers come up with! You can get an idea of what they are planning by checking out the preview post over on Cooking Chat. I will be hosting this event from my @winePW Twitter handle, and will also be chiming in from @cookingchat.
As you may gather, this is a new website being developed in conjunction with the #winePW event. The idea is to roundup some of our favorite food and wine pairings from the #winePW events and other pairing experiments. We hope over time this will become a handy resource for people to get pairing ideas. This site is new, but I’ve been blogging about food and wine for over 5 years and nearly 500 posts over at Cooking Chat!
We have a few questions to guide the #winePW 2 Twitter Chat. Of course, feel free to share anything on the topic of refreshing wine pairings or related themes. When you are responding to a particular question, please start your tweet with the letter “A” followed by the number of the question you are answering.
Q1: Where are you tweeting from? Have you had some hot weather yet this summer?
Q2: What wines do you find refreshing on a hot summer day or evening?
Q3: What factors do you consider when putting together a food and wine pairing that would be enjoyable during hot summer weather?
Q4: What is a favorite pairing that you find to be refreshing?
Q5: Any wines you tend to avoid during summer heat?
Q6: Any other insight on refreshing summer wine pairings that hasn’t come up yet?
We hope you enjoy this chat and consider joining us in July to chat about “Wine for Summer’s Bounty.” Wine Pairing Weekend is held the second Saturday of the month, so we’re up next on August 9. You can email winepairingweeekend AT gmail.com if you’d like to do a blog post for the next one or with any other ideas or questions.