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The cheeses I love to pair with our wines

We are big cheese lovers in our family and usually have at least 4-5 different cheeses at home at any time. Whenever someone drops by unexpectedly we bring out wine and cheese, some good crackers, fig marmalade (my own recipe – figs, pears and cinnamon – I make a lot in the fall). I like to have a hard cheese, a blue cheese, a brie or camembert, some washed rind cheese, a goat cheese and something stinky. Sometimes we do a wine and cheese pairing with several wines and a different cheese for each wine. With the Coravin tool it is easy to pour samples from many bottles, or with many guests we just open all of the bottles of course. Read on for some of the cheeses I often pick with our wines:

Written by Katarina at West Wines

Great Food Pairings with Red Wine

In the middle of harvest, when evenings are getting a bit darker, I enjoy cooking while sipping a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon which also will accompany the dinner later. Read on for suggestions of my recipes to go with our various red wines.

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Great food pairings with white wines

Harvest time, sunny days and warm nights. Time for great food and wine. I have gathered some of my recipes to go with different white wines. Enjoy! Next month I will be back with red wine pairings as we move into the fall season.

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What and who is behind our labels

Our golden W and West pointing arrow have been part of our label design in various ways for quite some time. Our most recent labels have also become more colorful with the help of creative designer Linnea Gidlof. But our very first label had a block print made by our daughter in middle school. Read on for the whole story of our labels.

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Water, soil, sun and wine flavor

The amount of rain and how well it stays in the soil as well as how much sun the grapes get, all impact the flavor of the wine. After a rainy winter the season is just getting started with bud break and both past, present and future weather will impact the flavor of 2019 wines.

Written by Katarina at West Wines