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 .
Stews & Chili
Tannat – a hearty, red grape grown in Southwest France and Uruguay – pairs perfectly with the house-made chili at Arc Restaurant in Costa Mesa, CA. And it’ll work perfectly with your secret chili recipe too!
Chicken Cacciatore – food for the soul! Some recommend pairing it with Sangiovese; others opt for a spicy, fruity white like Gewurztraminer. I tested those, but then found a superior option.
With summer now about over, are you ready to put aside the screw top wines and move on to heavier reds? But not quite ready for big Syrahs and Amarone? This recipe and wine pairing is just the ticket to get you on your way.