Welcome to Forks, Corks, and Brews

Welcome to Forks, Corks, and Brews…your go-to site for foods, wines, beers, and so much more.

Recipes we will be featuring have been made and tested by our fabulous taste-testers. Expect to find a basic how-to for each recipe, with tips and pointers you can use in your own kitchen.

Wines, swirled and sniffed by our seasoned testers, will be suggested for each course. And beers, carefully selected and tasted, will be listed as options for many dishes.

But wait…there’s more.

Photos, taken by our professional photographer, will accompany our recipes. Now, when you’re making our mouth-watering squash risotto or our spicy basil pesto, you’ll know what it looks like when it’s finished.

Wines we will be suggesting have been sampled throughout the cooking process. This means we’ve tried various wines with each dish. It also means we’ve tried the same wine from different wineries. We pick the ones we like and offer suggestions for you, as a place to start. Everyone’s palate is different and tastes vary, so use our suggestions as a guide.

Wineries are researched in person to give you a flavor of their wines, size of production, and approximate pricing. Since the same grapes grown in different climates or in different vineyards produce different tastes, we tell you where the grapes are grown and what the year was like.

Beers are not just beers anymore. With almost as many tastes as wines, the right beer can enhance a dish. Again, our tireless taste-testers will be sipping away to provide you with a palate jump-starter.

All this on one site as you create a memorable food and wine experience for you and your friends.

Do you have a recipe you would like us to try? Send it to us and we’ll give it a shot, take a photo, and possibly feature it.

Do you know of a hidden gem of a winery? Let us know and, if possible, we’ll visit. At the very least, we’ll taste their wines.

Are you affiliated with a winery? Let us know. We’d love to try your wines, visit you in person, and offer you a feature spot in our kitchens and right here on Forks, Corks and Brews. We will be sure to share your wine with our readers.

Have a beer that is outstanding? We’d love to try that as well. It just may be the one we were looking for to pair with our flaming tacos.

Thanks for stopping by.

We’d love some feedback. Pass this on to your foodie and non-foodie friends and family. Or, have a glass of wine as you try our recipes.


Brian, Jackie and Wendy

October 19, 2012 - 9:14 am

Mary Walker - I am thrilled about this site. Your desire to share ideas and tips is commendable. This blog is the perfect venue. Thank you! I’m looking forward to being a part of this community.

October 16, 2012 - 8:25 pm

Linda Burg - So glad to see your site–will look forward to what you have to share. Just starting my own coffee shop, bakery, eatery in Wessington Springs, SD, so will be curious about your shared recipes.

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