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Wine and Food Pairing – Let’s get Sweet

 

Wine And Food Pairings

With the 2 Kennedy Sisters

Do you look forward to pairing your favorite meal with a good quality wine? Are you worried that you are required to have an extensive knowledge about pairing wine and food in a correct order. Well we are here to tell you that you can’t fail! Well you probably can come up with some really odd pairings that may not be every ones favorite, but you can do it! 

When pairing wine and food you can come up with tastes that include extra sweetness, bitterness, alcoholic properties and non-desirable  metallic flavors. But playing around with different pairings will help to figure out what works best for you!

You can easily adopt several foolproof methods to pair food and wine. First and foremost, you should remember that the food and wine you want to pair should have similar characteristics. You should think of a porter if you want to have red wine with your lunch or dinner. The reason is that both these items have strong flavors. You should not mix and pair food and wine that consist of characteristics different from each other. 

But mixing wine and food of different characteristics will not always prove to have bad result. Proper pairing will work towards providing a distinct and pleasant element to your overall wining and dining experience.

Experts believe:

  • Wine with citrus taste will go well with chicken laced with butter and garlic sauce. 
  • High alcohol flavored wines should be combined with barbecued dishes such as barbecued meats..
  • Wine with a lot of tannin’s should pair them with dishes rich in salt or protein content.
  • You should enjoy desert wine by mixing sweet wine with your favorite dessert that is moderately sweet. 

But if you you know us, you know we think that you should also trust your own instincts when it comes to combining foods and wines together. Try to figure out what you want to drink and eat. Therefor, sip some wine and take a bite of the food you have prepared in order to figure out what will suit your taste buds. So this means you just need to buy lots of wine to figure out your favorite pairings! If anyone questions you on this it’s ok to let them know the 2 Kennedy Sisters said you had to! 

You should not drink wine that you don’t like!

Experimenting with your wine and food pairing is good, this is how you will find new and fun flavors! 

Try Sweet and Spicy

Best food and wine pairings result from a lot of research and experiment. So yes, we open many bottles of wine to figure out what we like to eat with each of them!  We have been having lots of fun with this 

lately, our new favorite is sweet and spicy! We are loving Sweet Bordeaux’s and just can’t get enough! We really enjoy the mix of the spice while sipping on delicious sweet wine.  You should Grab a Sweet Bordeaux and try it with something spicy! Change up your routine!  You can definitely make great pairings if you get creative. It’s fun and when your doing it make sure to tag us on Instagram

 

 

 

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Our Top 10 Summer Picks

What a Summer

Well as you all know our summer has been filled with our camping adventures – well Ok, let’s be honest our Glamping adventures!

So as the summer winds down we have put together our Top 10 Summer Picks! We are obsessed with Etsy, and who isn’t! Here are some awesome gifts that we would love and how our crazy summer is going!

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Our Top 10 List:

1. Happy Camper

With this summer being our first summer owning a trailer we had so much fun being out doors and sipping wine and of course searching for our new favorite spiked sparkling water. Our kids were free to roam outside, make new friends and memories to last a lifetime. 

2. Outdoorsy

We are outside a lot more then we have in the past. We are enjoying nature and walks by the river with a bottle of wine with us most times – you follow us on Instagram you know this all too well! But to be fair we are still the same patio lovers. Our trailer is permanently parked on a lot and has 2 great patio spots for us to sip our wine. So are not roughing it at all! haha

 

3. Campfires

We have been so lucky this summer with meeting so many new friends. We were excited to have a place to get away and have campfires together but we never would have guessed that we would have met so many great people who love to sip wine by the campfire with us! Our camping friends share our love of wine and laughing – they have also opened our minds to a little too much Patron on occasion!

 

4. Welcome Mats

This summer we have become obsessed with welcome mats! We have mats galore, we are on the look out for some new ones! We are thinking that we need to change them out for every season… Too much?

5. Fire Pits

Sitting around the campfire is one of our favorite things to do. This summer their has been a campfire ban since the beginning of July for us. We love this DIY table top fire pit! Perfect for some beautiful ambiance or even some yummy smores. 

6. Wedding Season

With all this wine and fire pit talk you might think that our summer has been only filled with crazy fun! Well it has, including work! Sheena has been hard at work this wedding season planning some amazing weddings! Check out her beautiful weddings!

7. Reusable Straws

This summer we have not only been more in tune with nature but have trying to watch our environmental foot print. We have been trying out different reusable straws, these ones look super cute! 

8. Best Days


Our best days have been at the trailer for sure or shopping for things we need at the trailer! haha we might have a million signs like these now! This one or “Camping hair, don’t care” are definitely our favs! 

9. Lake Days

This summer was filled with firsts! Including finding a fun new lake to splash around in. We have been visiting Silver Lake in Washington State and loving it! The kids love for us to rent peddle boats and take them for rides! 

10. Cruise Time 


After all that you ask what`s next for the 2 Kennedy sisters! Well our fall will be filled trips to watch the leaves fall at our trailer but we are headed to get Saucy at Sea again! In January we will be taking a Princess Cruise! 

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Wine Tastin’ || Latitude 50 White Gray Monk Winery


Happy Wine Wednesday!!! We sipped on some beautiful BC white wine; Latitude 50 blend by Gray Monk Winery. Then we discussed our cracker preferences! Enjoy🍷

Let us know below what your favorite cracker is!

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Merry Christmas Wine Friends

 

Merry Christmas wine friends!! We sipped on some red wine (Sara’s choice!) and snacked on some Orval Redenbacher Caramel & White Chedder popcorn mix.

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12 Wines of Christmas || Day 12

 

Welcome to The 12 Wines of Christmas! The Wine Collective sent us 12 Wines to try… it’s hard but someone has to do it! And we are doing it for you!

Check your Friends & Family off your list and get them a subscription to Wine Collective for Christmas 🎄

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