Open your cellar door to two wines from Chile – Carmenère and Carignan. Both are great with Osso Buco, yet appeal to different wine palates. And give us your thoughts about our new wine flavor grids.
Hannibal Lecter loved Chianti. However, we disagree with his suggested food pairing. We posit that Lamb Ragù is the ideal pairing for this delicious Sangiovese from the 2010 vintage.
Time to revisit Fettucini Alfredo? No, it’s time to move on. This pasta dish kills Alfredo especially when paired with either Barbaresco or Arneis. Don’t hesitate.
Rare is the wine dinner when one can taste 25 consecutive vintages of a world class Priorat paired with 6 Catalan-inspired courses. Here’s how it unfolded.
Fiano di Avellino and this retro sauce recipe make music together when paired with grilled Salmon. Check it out.
The rosemary-infused marinade for these chops drove the wine pairing. The result? A perfect score for the Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape!
Cioppino, the Liguria-inspired seafood stew, reflects both the creativity and the ingredients the chef has on hand. This tomato-dominant version cries out for a red wine. We think Montepulciano d’Abruzzo responds best .
The critics are raving about the 2014 vintage of Sicilian wines. While a healthy dose of skepticism is always in order, I agree with them in this case. Nero d’Avola and the reds from Etna are excellent examples. But give Frappato a try . . . especially paired with this Chicken Marsala dish. Eccezionale!
Everyone seems to enjoy Leek and Potato Soup: hearty and soulful, but with a subdued flavor profile. As such, it calls for a wine pairing that’s contrasting in style. Select Cali Chardonnays and White Burgundies deliver on that.
‘Tis the season to recommend wines for the Holidays. We believe this post is “more complete” than the recommendations provided by your local newspaper or wine merchant.