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!
Spicy chicken dishes are world staples. Nearly every culture has them. But if you want to move beyond beer as a beverage for these dishes, you’ve got to explore the landscape of Rieslings.
Cast aside your dietary concerns about cream sauces and try this recipe from Julia Child. This dish, and a beautiful Cali Chardonnay like the Patz & Hall, will make for an elegant dining experience.
Elevate the humble chicken and serve Coq Au Vin. Julia Childs will show you the way. And pairing this with a beautiful Pinot Noir from California will illustrate why this is a classic combination.
Vinegared peppers and the hot Italian sausage amp up the flavor profile of this excellent chicken dish. Chenin Blanc crushed Verdicchio and Riesling in this throw-down.
Valencian-style Paella, where meat is used instead of seafood, presents itself as a colorful blanket of yellow-golden rice redolent of savory saffron and spicy chorizo. . . the perfect pairing for Rioja!