Category: wine and food pairing
Forbes Article: How To Pair Wine With Chocolate
Chocolate and wine are two of life’s greatest pleasures, but pairing them together can be daunting. Both offer layers of complex flavors, textures, and sweetness levels that can clash on the palate. In my latest Forbes article, I share the advice of four sommeliers to guarantee a pairing success.
A Guide To Pairing Wine With Thanksgiving – Dish by Dish
Thanksgiving – the one day of the year when Americans gather around the table to focus on gratitude and the joy of being with those we love. This day centers on one epic meal, incorporating a cornucopia of flavors, textures, and spices that makes the most seasoned chef shudder.
Enough Already! Just Drink Merlot
How many articles have been written about the “Sideways Effect” of Merlot? It’s true Miles is a wine snob with a passionate dislike for Merlot, at least till the end of the movie when he reveals his favorite wine is Chateau Cheval Blanc – a Merlot, Cabernet Franc blend. However, further investigation reveals two points,…
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Summer Grilling with Pedroncelli Winery
If you are looking for a delicious summer food and wine pairing, then light the grill because thanks to Pedroncelli Winery I have a great recipe for you!
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Texas Style
Generally speaking Texans like big red wines. Why? Because typical Texas cuisine consists of steak and barbeque. Big red wines usually have big tannins, which like to be paired with fat, such as rib eye, ribs, and brisket. Today’s food and wine pairing is a perfect combination of big red wine and Texas cuisine.
Maison M. Chapoutier: Expressing Terroir Through Biodynamics
“Anyone who creates wines must be generous and festive. Without such qualities the creative act is doomed, sterile and vain.” Michel Chapoutier I just returned from a remarkable week in Chile. The focus of the week was terroir: climate, weather, soil. In the Rhone Valley Michel Chapoutier is the benchmark for terroir driven wines. Embracing…
Perfect Food & Wine Pairings for Super Bowl LII
Another NFL season has come and almost gone. It was a season filled with controversy on and off the field. It has all come down to two teams, what promises to be an entertaining half-time show, and hopefully some memorable commercials. Whether you plan to watch the game at a big party or quietly at…
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Pedroncelli Zinfandel and Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
In 2017, Pedroncelli celebrated their 90th anniversary as a family owned and operated winery. It was a joy of mine to celebrate with them throughout the year in a series of wine tastings. It’s been an even greater joy that many of you have taken my words to heart and tried Pedroncelli wines. Furthermore, every…
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Left Coast Cellars and Braised Beef Short Ribs
I am a self-proclaimed wine geek. I am also a Pinot Noir lover. I think these two facts make me a super wine geek (a wine geek wearing a cape). If you are a super wine geek like me, I have the perfect wine for you. Left Coast Cellars Latitude 45° is situated on the…
Spending January in Languedoc Drinking Wine & Eating Cassoulet
Last fall the French Winophiles explored France’s largest wine region, Languedoc-Roussillon. This region lies on the coast of the South of France along the Mediterranean Sea. It is home to a tapestry of soils, varied elevations, largely a Mediterranean climate with some Atlantic influence in the western region, and a wide array of wild scrub…