You might think that pairing a salad with wines is pretty easy but actually it is more complicated due to the fact that many salad dressings use vin
The key to pairing wines with dessert, especially in the summer, is to keep it simple, and “let the wine shine.”
Many taste tests indicate that cheese and wine are often “at odds” in a pairing, with each detracting from the other.
Why study Italian wines? Italy and France are the largest wine producing areas in the world.
We feature two cheeses that are both quintessential representatives of their place of origin, Stilton of England and Classic Gouda from Holland.
The amount of spice or “heat” in the recipe is the single most important factor to consider when choosing the proper wine.
Valpolicella is a viticultural zone of the province of Verona, Italy, east of Lake Garda, a region of small vineyards north of the Adige is famous for
Michele Chiarlo’s Barbera d’Asti was the first wine to be produced by Michele Chiarlo and as such, it remains his greatest passion.
This wine is rich ruby red, brilliant with notes of ripe red fruit and delicate hints of vanilla.Serve with meats, cold cuts and matured cheeses.
The wine shows a precise personality linked with extremely sweet and elegant fruity sensations and notes of yellow peaches and plums.
Typical of Nero d'Avola, this is a richly colored wine, inky dark-ruby and almost blackish in the glass.
A full-bodied red, like this Chateau Ste Michelle 2009 Merlot, needs bold cheeses that can stand up to it - aged goat cheese and Italian pecorino.
Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit, goes well with a classic brie, an aged, hard goat’s cheese and a mild, soft fontina.
The combination of champagne or sparkling wine and chocolate is an effective mood changer for many people.
Ramato offers its classic coppery hue and appealing limpidity, impressively rich, with notes of wild strawberry and sour cherry.
The Chardonnay expresses best its fresh and fruity character, the Rotari Spumante Brut is fragrant, intense and elegant.
The screwpull corkscrew is one of the easiest and foolproof ways to open a bottle of wine cleanly.
A to Z Pinot Gris from Oregon is a crowd pleaser and when it’s nicely chilled with some cheeses you’re going to make your guests really smile.
Brilliant ruby red color. Floral and fruity, violet, black cherry, raspberry and spices. The palate is clean and dry.
The best way to clean your glass for tasting the next wine is to use a little of that same wine to rinse out your glass.
Molecular gastronomy is not just for science labs anymore. Now it can even be found on your kitchen table.
This fine Italian wine, Rosso di Montalcino, is produced in the Castello Banfi vineyard located in Montalcino, Tuscany.
Kathleen Erickson, "the Wine PhD," suggests pairing this refreshing quinoa salad with a glass of Riesling and, for dessert, a crisp apple to get the full effect of this food and wine pairing.
Making your own fresh Sangria, guacamole and fried chips is a cinch after watching this recipe video.
Once a basic understanding of flavor profiling is established the doors of opportunity for mixing and matching wine and food are opened to many new possibilities.