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Yeeess, I know this probably *isn't* really  a Julia Child quip (she *did* say "The only time to eat diet food is while waiting for the steak to cook ;) ~ but it's a lovely pic.

Yeeess, I know this probably *isn’t* really a Julia Child quip, but it’s a lovely pic nonetheless.

Welcome back, my friends! 

Big news – we’re celebrating Julia Child’s August 15th birthday throughout August. Happy Drink Wine With Dinner® Month!
 
Want to join the party?

 

Charlie Wagner, owner/winemaker of Mer Soleil in the Santa Lucia Highlands, pours us four of his Chardonnays as we overlook the vineyards.

Charlie Wagner, owner/winemaker of Mer Soleil in the Santa Lucia Highlands, pours us four of his Chardonnays – two of them in magnum – as we overlook the vineyards.

Julia Child, who was “larger than life” in every way, deserves (IMHO) much more than a mere twenty-four hours to honor her birthday.

That’s why I stretched out Drink Wine With Dinner® Day – which I created for Julia’s August 15th birthday – into Drink Wine With Dinner® Month for all of August!
 
At six foot two, with infectious charm, a devil-may-care attitude and a matter-of-fact approach to the mysteries of the kitchen, Julia inspired generations of chefs and home cooks through her cookbooks and TV cooking shows.

 

"Italian Flag Pasta – an impromptu recipe I cobbled together for a friend's visit from sausage, spinach and tomato...

Italian Flag Pasta – a quick and easy pasta recipe I cobbled together for a friend’s visit. Sausage, spinach and tomato. The wine? A soft, silky Emmolo Merlot. Delizioso!

Julia would be turning 104 this year. She was my beloved mentor for this food-and-wine career that I am so passionate about – and I couldn’t be more grateful for all her kind, generous help and encouragement.

Join me for the whole month of August as we celebrate with all sorts of great food and wine. I’ll bring you special content galore, with blog posts from chefs, winemakers and lots more.

I know you’ll enjoy it! After all –

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”   

~ Julia Child

(Julia *also* said, “The only time to eat diet food is while waiting for the steak to cook!) 😉

 
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HAPPY DRINK WINE WITH DINNER® MONTH – JOIN THE PARTY – GET YOUR FREE PARTY KIT!
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We did a couple of side-by-side blind-tasting challenges of our own.  In this one, we're comparing the Gustavo Cabernet Sauvignon with a xxx, a (Cabernet-based) French Bordeaux. Gustavo's Cab won, by the way!

Comparing Bordeaux and California Cabernet – blind tasting at Avinodos Winery – 40th Anniversary of the “Judgment of Paris” tasting. (California won!)

Drink Wine With Dinner® Month is the perfect time for wine-and-food lovers worldwide – yes, that’s us – to celebrate Julia Child’s birthday with parties of our own.

The free, downloadable Party Kit (included with your Drink Wine With Dinner® Club membership), has everything you’ll need.

There’s a “Wine and Food Pairing “Cheat Sheet” for easy menu planning, a “Smart Shopping List,” and fill-in-the-blanks “Tasting Menu Worksheets” so you can keep track of all your best recipes and wine pairings.

If you’re a Drink Wine With Dinner® Club member, you’ll receive the Party Kit automatically. If not, just “Join Our Mailing List” (scroll down, click the blue button and fill in the blanks).

 
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ENTER THE DWWD RECIPE CONTEST – CREATE YOUR OWN PAIRINGS – WIN PRIZES – BE FEATURED IN MY BLOG & EZINE
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A lovely Brut Rose with a simple, butter-sizzled salmon filet. The pairing works for many reasons – even the color match!

A lovely Brut Rose with a simple, butter-sizzled salmon filet. The pairing works for many reasons – even the color match!

Do you have a favorite recipe or three that you’d love to show off? A never-fail wine pairing you’re eager to share?

This month’s Recipe/ Food and Wine Pairing Contest is just the thing.

Winning recipes and pairings will receive prizes, plus a featured blog post at my website,  www.DrinkWineWithDinner.com.

Just email me – Rosina@RosinaWilson.com – with your information or questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

 
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Join the Club ~ Free “Wine Lover” Membership! *Just Click* – and join us for all the fun and flavor!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this welcome to Drink Wine With Dinner® Month!

Come back often for all the latest Drink Wine With Dinner® Month news and updates.

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As always,
Cheers and happy tastings,
Rosina