Tag : wine pairing

Thanksgiving Wine

Thanksgiving always has its special recipes, and the wine should be planned for in the same way. So how does one select the right wine for such an occasion? 

The answer lies in the types of foods served, and those flavors that can contrast, or tie it all together. When thinking of thanksgiving flavors, some of the most prominent can often be rich flavors like in gravy, earthiness in things like cream of mushroom and herbs, buttery in turkey, breads, and many side dishes. There are certainly more, but these just might be a big part of the American standard ...
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Super Bowl Wine



Super Bowl Wine


Getting ready for a Super Bowl party? Last year I created a list of some of the more common super bowl foods and wines to pair.  

While creating multiple dishes and wine to pair in a party atmosphere is a lot of fun, I thought about how many people may simply want to buy one wine. Reviewing the list of some of the great Super Bowl foods, I kept coming back to these key foods:





BBQ Ribs


Buffalo WIngs



Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork 

Tri Tip 




These are Super Bowl staples, and any party ...

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Wine Glass

Superbowl food and wine pairing -  

Saying the word "Superbowl" instantly gives thoughts, feelings and images to many of us. I view the Super Bowl as a special holiday that includes: friends, family, food, alcohol, commercials, and maybe even acid reflux. Maybe it would be better said if I just used the word "party."

Whenever there are parties that involve feeding large groups of people, I often begin to think about the "how." I look for ways to provide tasty foods that are easy preparation, wines that pair, and if possible not to break the bank. 

Here are my top 10 ...

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Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing

When it comes to food and wine it can be equated to shoes and socks,mom and dad, Disneyland and Mickey Mouse, wind and kites, one just simply goes with the other. At the great wall of wine in the grocery stores, I often see people staring into a sea of wine desperately trying to figure out what they will add to their shopping cart loaded with food. In my estimation, many forget that wine is a living organism like food. Wine is ultimately a crop grown in a dirt field, fueled by God's weather run by farmers.

Wine ...

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