Our Story

Lori and Ray Schaefer are the pair behind “Pairings”. We are passionate about wine and food, and believe experience is the best (and most fun) way to learn. We decided to open Pairings so that we could share our love for wine and food with you.

We travel to different wine regions around the world, both to experience and identify special wineries and wines (rather than relying on importers or distributors or “scores”), as well as to taste indigenous foods that pair well with local wines. We blog about our travels and bring our adventures back to Pairings.

We favor wines characteristic of the area where they are produced (also known as the terroir), as opposed to international style wines (driven by consultants and treatment during winemaking to satisfy wine reviewers) that could be from anywhere. Wineries with environmental concerns tend to give more attention to quality and, in our experience, are more likely to provide excellent wines at a comparably lower price.

With so many foods and so many wines, combinations are endless and learning is never-ending. There’s no right or wrong…just what you like.

Please stop by our store and explore our hand-selected wines, other beverages and foods. We offer ongoing complimentary wine and food “pairings” (with 20% discounts) that are fun, informative and delicious!

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