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Say goodbye to the old Golden Gate Bridge header. (That's my office manager Calicocoa, btw.)

Say goodbye to the old Golden Gate Bridge header. (That’s my office manager Calicocoa, btw.)

Hi, my friends ~ welcome back! Hope 2014 is off to a great start for you. How about the bad news first, then the good news?

Here’s how my tech whiz broke it to me, after I’d told her that my website had evaporated into the blogosphere (and she’d just discovered my backup didn’t work)…

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Let's Drink Wine With Dinner® together ~ at least virtually ~ with my recipes, wine-tasting notes, and food-and-wine pairings. (Purple teeth optional!)

Let’s Drink Wine With Dinner® together ~ at least virtually ~ with my recipes, wine-tasting notes, and food-and-wine pairings. (Purple teeth optional!)

“I guess I’ll just blurt it out,” she said. “Unfortunately, everything’s gone. And I can’t get it back.” :(

Well, you know what “they” say about life giving you lemons? I guess it’s time for me to whip up some brand-new, extra-tasty lemonade. (Metaphorically, at least.)

In other words, I’ll take this as a chance for a fresh, fun, brand-new start!
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Judging at the San Francisco International Competition, with Jim McMahon, right (all the way from Sydney!) and our Fearless Leader, the James Beard Award winning wine, food and "Blue Lifestyle" guru, Anthony Dias ("Andy" Blue. *Great* guys (and always a *great* weekend of tasting and judging!

Judging at the San Francisco International Competition, with Jim McMahon, right (all the way from Sydney!) and our Fearless Leader, the world-renowned wine, food and “Blue Lifestyle” guru, Anthony Dias (“Andy”) Blue.

Don’t worry ~ the basics won’t change. I’ll still bring you choice “insider” content from the Wine Country and beyond.

You’ll still have a (virtual) “all-access pass” to events such as private tastings, wine-and-food festivals, professional wine competitions (I’m a certified judge) ~ even my own kitchen, where I’ll share my recipes with you.

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My judging setup at the recent "Pinot Noir Shootout" Finals. We blind-taste 4 "flights" of 8 wines each, write *copious* tasting notes, and give a numerical score to each wine.

My judge’s setup at the recent “Pinot Noir Shootout” Finals. We blind-taste 4 “flights” of 8 wines, write *copious* tasting notes, and score each wine.

So, what’s new and different? First, the name. Sure, RosinaWilson.com serves the purpose ~ but it could be about, well, just about anything.

On the other hand, my actual message of great eats and drinks comes through ~ loud and clear ~ with my new, trademarked title: DrinkWineWithDinner®.com.

(BTW, I *welcome* your comments, questions and suggestions for what you’d like to see in future posts. Just scroll down to the “Comments” box below and leave me a message, or email me at Rosina@RosinaWilson.com, with DrinkWineWithDinner®.com in the Subject line.)

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Red wine with fish? *Absolutely*!!! Stay tuned for this *fantastic* pairing of Pinot Noir with Asian-Style Salmon, Two Ways. (*Easy* recipe, too!)

Red wine with fish? *Absolutely*!!! Stay tuned for this *fantastic* pairing of Pinot Noir with Asian-Style Salmon, Two Ways. (*Easy* recipe, too!)

You’ll notice a new look and feel at DrinkWineWithDinner®.com, with added goodies such as “Tuesday Tasting Tips” and “Friday Feasts.” Even “Weekend Wayback,” which unearths fun stuff from the archives.

I’ll also launch my fun, interactive Drink Wine With Dinner® Club. It features cool “Simultasting” video webinars (where I’ll guide you through “edutaining” tastings of wines you can even buy straight from the winery). And you’ll enjoy wine-and-food content ~ including my own original recipes and wine-pairing tips ~ found nowhere else.

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Get in on all the fun, and all the great flavors!

Join the Club for fun, flavors, and festivities! Just head to the “Sign Up Now!” sidebar and fill in the blanks. It’s that easy!

Want to reserve your place in my (virtual) tasting room? Just head to the handy “Sign Me UP!” sidebar (above right), and fill in your name and email.

You’ll receive your (free) Drink Wine With Dinner® Club membership (with access to the Simultastings), plus a subscription to my WineFoodBUZZ newsletter. And plenty more.

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The *all-female* judging panel at the International Women's Wine Competition. (Bonus ~ A special award for the top-scoring wine by a *female* winemaker!

The *all-female* judging panel at the International Women’s Wine Competition. (Bonus ~ A special award for the top wine by a *female* winemaker!

Check back soon for the latest news. Or just sign up ~ and the news will come to you!

Meanwhile, I look forward to enjoying plenty of “Wine, Food and Fun” with you in 2014!

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As always,
Cheers, my friend ~
Rosina

PS ~ There’s even more in store this year ~ including a big, multi-media food-and-wine-pairing book, and an eBook series (including Kindle, mobile, and pdf versions) of luscious pasta recipes.

Just sign up ~ above right ~ and I’ll keep you posted!

{ 16 comments… add one }

  • Diana March January 18, 2014, 9:42 pm

    Hey, Rosina ~ Can’t wait to see what tasty stuff you post on your cool new site! Sign. Me. UP!!!

    • Rosina February 3, 2014, 10:38 am

      Thanks so much, Diana ~ Consider it *done*!!! Cheers, Rosina

  • Darryl Roberts February 1, 2014, 6:33 am

    Looking good, Rosina. Keep up the great work!

    • Rosina February 3, 2014, 11:10 am

      Thanks so much, Darryl. And thanks also for bringing my precious Calicocoa into my life! :) She’ll have a blog post of her own soon, telling her story. Plus, she’s due for a promotion… ;)

  • Adrienne Momi February 1, 2014, 11:40 am

    You are fabo as ever!! Looking forward to all your pearls of wisdom.

    • Rosina February 3, 2014, 10:43 am

      Great to hear from you, Adrienne ~ thanks for the *lovely* message!!!
      Cheers,
      Rosina

  • Mimi February 1, 2014, 9:14 pm

    Rosina,
    I like the new heading- makes your site even clearer.
    Looking forward to learning more from you as I try your yummy recipes, paired with wines that enhance their flavors- Go Rosina!

    • Rosina February 3, 2014, 10:37 am

      Thanks, Mimi ~ *plenty* of new recipes (and wine pairings) coming right up!!!
      Cheers,
      Rosina

  • Jodi Weitz February 2, 2014, 11:14 am

    Hi Rosina,

    May hordes of internet search folk be directed to your site as the *Premier* place to get facts about wine, food and your wonderful opinion.

    Much Love,
    J0di

    • Rosina February 3, 2014, 10:35 am

      Thanks so much JOdi ~ and I’m so glad to have you in the Club!!! Cheers, Rosina

  • Debra February 3, 2014, 3:00 pm

    Wonderful job Rosina.
    Looking forward to recipes and wine pairings.
    Congrats on the “clean” website”!
    Debra

    • Rosina February 10, 2014, 11:31 am

      Thanks, Debra, for the lovely compliments! You can check out this week’s recipes and pairings ~ including something special for Valentine’s Day… Cheers, Rosina

  • Maria Terry February 4, 2014, 8:39 am

    Can’t wait for the first Simultasting!

    • Rosina February 10, 2014, 11:32 am

      *Very* soon, Maria ~ See you there!!! Cheers, Rosina

  • Maria February 4, 2014, 3:07 pm

    What a great way to start off the
    new year, Rosina! I’ll be watching for that “brand-new, extra-tasty lemonade” recipe, along with your other fabulous creations – best of luck – Maria

    • Rosina February 10, 2014, 11:36 am

      Hi Maria! Yes, *loads* of tasty new recipes and wine pairings, coming right up… Cheers, Rosina (Wow, *two* different Marias visiting on the same day. Truly a happy sign!)