13 July, 2010

Twin Cities Wine Event: Andrea Robinson

 (Photo from Andrea's Website)

When I was first learning about wine, I came across a show hosted by Andrea Immer Robinson on the Fine Living Network. The Fine Living Network is now defunct and I don't recall the name of the show, but I do remember that Andrea made wine accessible and down to earth. She gave simple guidelines (note: not rules) for choosing wines to pair with foods.

Andrea's now an enterprise or really a brand with great books and a great website. She also works with Macy's Culinary Council and they are hosting a free food and wine pairing event at the Macy's Southdale in Edina. The event will launch Andrea's new wine glass: The One, an all purpose wine glass good for both reds and whites. It's something that I know many people who enjoy wine but don't like the fussiness of it all will appreciate. I just checked them out and they are very pretty.

Here are the details:

Wednesday July 14
Macy's Southdale in Edina (third floor Home Department)

Andrea will pour forth a lesson on the basics of proper food and wine partners while she shares some of her favorite recipes for you to sample. This Master Sommelier and Chef will also introduce her new stemware collection - "The One"TM - which is available at Macy's and is a line created to take the guesswork out of choosing the proper wine glass. Customers making a purchase of the The One TM stemware the day of the event will receive a complimentary copy of Andrea's 2010 Wine Buying Guide for Everyone. Following the cooking demonstration, Andrea will be available to meet greet customers and sign copies of cookbook purchases made the day of the event. Andrea's latest cookbook, Great Wine Made Simple, will be made available for purchase the day of the event.

You'll need to call and make reservations for this event as seating is limited. The number is  1800-329-8667. Click here for more information.

Thanks to Genna at 100andsouth.com for the heads up on this event!

Maybe I'll see you there!



  1. I was hoping to go to this but looks like I can't make it. Have fun.

  2. My wife and I will be attending this event.

    I believe the name of her show was "Pairings with Andrea"; Leslee Miller of Amusée Wine was a guest on it during her Archery Summit Days.

  3. I had to look Andrea up since I am trying to familiarize myself with sommelier personalities.

    The FLN show was "Simply Wine, With Andrea Immer" and it looks like a show named "Pairings with Andrea" might show up on the Food Network. I haven't seen either.