Barbara (aka b.

Location:

Reno, NV

Member since:

March 12, 2014

What is your experience level with wines? (e.g. I am just starting out; I enjoy wine with most dinners; I am very familiar with most varietals and know their typical characteristics; I am an expert with a large wine cellar)

I am ever expanding both my knowledge and wine cellar. Most of my preferences are from California (many areas), Argentina, Australia, NZ, SA, nd Spain... NY finger Lakes has some respectable rieslings & gewürztramines these days.

What is your experience with eating gourmet foods? (e.g. I have not had much experience; I enjoy it when available; I eat at the French Laundry every chance that I get)

We do a lot of gourmet cooking at home... as dining out in many places leaves a lackluster experience most of the time. I do enjoy taking in the foodie experience wherever I travel in the world.

How familiar are you with wine paring? (e.g. I don't drink wine with a meal; I don't pair I just open the closest bottle; I put thought into what wine will go with the meal; my cellar allows me to pick the perfect wine for every meal)

We love to experiment with pairing at home. We also do quite a bit of "learning" while we are about the US oroverseas. Great classes all over!

What is you experience with cooking gourmet dinners? (e.g. I have no experience; I have limited experience but want to give it a try; I cook as often as possible)

We love to host intimate dinner parties. Friends, food, fun... what more could you want?!?!?!

Are you a potential host of a gourmet food and fine wine dinner? (e.g. no thanks I just want to participate in the dinners; I might be willing to give it a try; I love to cook and plan on hosting events)

Absolutely!

Introduction

I'm Barbara... and I'm making Reno my home-away-from-home.­ Cooking = passion. Dinner is not complete without nectar from the gods. I do a lot of international traveling which opens my taste buds to new creations, cultures, sights, and adventures.


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