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Categories by Wine

  • Wine Pairings - Salads

    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

  • Wine Pairings - Desserts

    The key to pairing wines with dessert, especially in the summer, is to keep it simple, and “let the wine shine.”

  • Wine Pairings - Cheeses

    Many taste tests indicate that cheese and wine are often “at odds” in a pairing, with each detracting from the other.

  • Italian Wine - Vernaccia

    Why study Italian wines? Italy and France are the largest wine producing areas in the world.

  • Wine Pairing - Stilton & Gouda

    We feature two cheeses that are both quintessential representatives of their place of origin, Stilton of England and Classic Gouda from Holland.

  • Wine Pairing: Spicy Stew

    The amount of spice or “heat” in the recipe is the single most important factor to consider when choosing the proper wine.

  • Italian Wines: Valpolicella

    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

  • Italian Wines - Chiarlo Barbera

    Michele Chiarlo’s Barbera d’Asti was the first wine to be produced by Michele Chiarlo and as such, it remains his greatest passion.

  • Italian Wine - Rosso di Montefalco

    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.

  • Italian Wines Anthilia Sicilia

    The wine shows a precise personality linked with extremely sweet and elegant fruity sensations and notes of yellow peaches and plums.

  • Italian Wines - Sedara Nero Avola

    Typical of Nero d'Avola, this is a richly colored wine, inky dark-ruby and almost blackish in the glass.

  • Wine Pairings - Cheeses with Merlot

    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.

  • Cotes du Rhone & Cheese

    Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit, goes well with a classic brie, an aged, hard goat’s cheese and a mild, soft fontina.

  • Chocolate & Champagne

    The combination of champagne or sparkling wine and chocolate is an effective mood changer for many people.

  • Italian Wine - Pinot Grigio

    Ramato offers its classic coppery hue and appealing limpidity, impressively rich, with notes of wild strawberry and sour cherry.

  • Italian Wine - Spumante Brut

    The Chardonnay expresses best its fresh and fruity character, the Rotari Spumante Brut is fragrant, intense and elegant.

  • Screwpull Corkscrew

    The screwpull corkscrew is one of the easiest and foolproof ways to open a bottle of wine cleanly.

  • Pinot Gris

    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.

  • Italian Wine Monte Faliesi

    Brilliant ruby red color. Floral and fruity, violet, black cherry, raspberry and spices. The palate is clean and dry.

  • Wine Tasting Tips

    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.

  • Wine Pairing: Anise

    Molecular gastronomy is not just for science labs anymore. Now it can even be found on your kitchen table.

  • Italian Wine - Rosso di Montalcino

    This fine Italian wine, Rosso di Montalcino, is produced in the Castello Banfi vineyard located in Montalcino, Tuscany.

  • Wine Pairing: Quinoa Salad

    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.

  • Guacamole and Sangria

    Making your own fresh Sangria, guacamole and fried chips is a cinch after watching this recipe video.

  • Wine Pairing: Asparagus and Goat Cheese

    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.

  • Italian Wine - Dolcetto d'Alba

    Dolcetto is a black grape variety widely grown in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy and the wines produced are nearly always dry.

  • Strawberry Sangria Ice

    This recipe for Strawberry Sangria Ice is a frozen version of the classic Spanish wine and fruit drink is the perfect dessert for a hot summer day.