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Hermann Wine Trail

I used to never give food pairings much thought.  Wine, beer, whiskey, paired with food, I figured it was just nonsense.  Then, in October 2015 my wife treated me to a birthday surprise featuring the pairing of Steve’s Hot Dogs and Schlafly.  The fun took place for a lucky few up at a local tavern, the Tick Tock Tavern, located right next door from Steve’s.  Schlafly brought with them a host of tapped brews and the fun began.

Hot dogs and beer.  I would have loved them together no matter what, but you know what, I actually figured out the fun of the pairing.  I let myself actually listen to the Schlafly rep and behold, I realized that mixing and matching these flavors could actually be fun, satisfying and make sense.

With that lesson now ingrained, I am now forever in search of more pairings, the more drastic the better.

Which brings me to the point of my writing today:

Hermannwinetrail.com

The Wild Bacon Wine Trail

If it were up to me, bacon would be a food group.  And thanks to health reasons my consumption of the beloved meat is at an all-time low unless it has the word turkey in front of it.  That said, it’s time to take a vacation from the healthy stuff and have some fun with the real thing.

May 4 & 5, 2019
Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00 • Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00

Smoky, savory and always delicious, bacon will be the star ingredient in the foods paired with wine at seven stops on the Hermann Wine Trail.  Participating wineries; Adam Puchta, Bias, Dierberg Star Lane, Hermannhof, OakGlenn, Robller, and Stone Hill.  The $30 ticket price includes a souvenir wine glass.  Purchase tickets in advance online at www.HermannWineTrail.com or call the Hermann Welcome Center at 800-932-8687.

2019 Wild Bacon Tasting Menu

  • Adam Puchta
    Mexican Street Corn and Bacon Soup, paired with Vignoles Margarita 
  • Bias
    Loaded Bacon Bomb, paired with Liebeswein 
  • Dierberg Star Lane
    Asiago Dusted Bacon Knots, paired with Chardonnay 
  • Hermannhof
    Bacon Twisted Romano Breadsticks, paired with Vidal Blanc 
  • OakGlenn
    Chocolate Bacon Squares, paired with Sweet Ruby 
  • Röbller
    Orecchiette with Bacon, Rosemary, Garlic and Parmesan Cheese, paired with Seyval 
  • Stone Hill
    Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Popper Dip, paired with Steinberg White

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