Food and Wine Pairing: BBQ and Pinot Noir

It’s always a delight when you find the perfect food to pair with your favorite wine.  When it comes to MEIOMI Pinot Noir, I think BBQ meats such as lamb, sweet Italian sausages and mushrooms wrapped in bacon are the best way to go.  Ah, yes… bacon is the perfect pairing for Pinot Noir.  Because of its balanced acidity, Pinots pair nicely with pork products with their juicy textures.  Before choosing a food to pair with your wine, I recommend you take a moment and get to know your palate.  As the wine glides across your tongue, you’ll notice different tastes - like perceived sweetness on the tip, acidity on the sides, fruit flavors on the mid palate, a supple viscosity or integrated tannin on the back finish.  The most important thing to remember is to always have fun with your food and wine pairings.  Nobody knows your palate better than you, so embrace that and take it to the next level.  Here is a video with one of my favorite pairings: MEIOMI Pinot Noir and BBQ meats.

~ Joe Wagner, Winemaker

MEIOMI Autotune Remix: Nice Fluffy Soil

I can tell you first hand, it makes you feel like a rock star when someone turns your work into an hit song complete with a music video…with a bit of “auto-tuned” help of course.  What exactly is auto-tune-ing you might ask?  We’ll it’s actually a tool used by recording artists to correct, or shall I say adjust the pitch in vocal and instrumental performances.  In this case, a So-Cal pinot-phile known as Angry Mike, used his editorial skills from his day job, created a catchy beat, added some background vocals and knocked a #1 hit remix into cyberspace.  But he didn’t stop there, he spliced the actual corresponding video footage from our informative Belle Glos and Meiomi videos online to create something worthy of MTV…possibly.  Angry Mike, you’ve got some real talent.  Thanks for taking our video presence to the next level.  And yes…although not truly a rockstar, I would be happy to sign autographs.

~ Joe Wagner, Winemaker & Viniculturist for Belle Glos & MEIOMI

PINOT DAYS Southern California

Hi Friends.  We would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Pinot Days Grand Tasting in Santa Monica (CA) on January 15th, 2011.  If you’re a Pinot lover then this is your opportunity to take your passion to the next level.  There will be up to 400 Pinot Noir wines being poured from all across California.  Come to Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, explore your passion and meet MEIOMI and Belle Glos winemaker Joe Wagner.  You don’t want to miss this event!

Saturday, January 15th – Santa Monica, California

Barker Hanger – 3021 Airport Ave, Suite 203, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (MAP)

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