Wine Pairing

Wine and food matching is the process of pairing food dishes with wine to enhance the dining experience. In many cultures, wine has had a long history of being a staple at the dinner table and in some ways both the winemaking and culinary traditions of a region will have evolved together over the years. Rather than following a set of rules, local cuisines were paired simply with local wines. The modern "art" of food pairings is a relatively recent phenomenon, fostering an industry of books and media with guidelines for pairings of particular foods and wine. In the restaurant industry, sommeliers are often present to make food pairing recommendations for the guest.
Posts about Wine Pairing
    • Stuffed Tomatoes Pairing Recipe

      INGREDIENTS: • 4 ripe beefsteak tomatoes (or zucchini, red peppers, potatoes) • 1 pound ground beef • 1/2 cup bread crumbs • 1 yellow onion • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1/3 cup Gruyere • Sea salt • Pepper DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 400° F. Cut the tops off of each tomato and reserve the top.

      WineStylesin Cabernet Franc Merlot- 4 readers -
    • Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy, 2014

      Picture: At Weingut A. Christmann in the Pfalz, with Owner (and VDP President) Steffen Christmann The Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy (September 14 – 20, 2014) was the second of two wine tours in Germany in 2014, both organized by Annette Schiller. This posting provides an overview. For the first tour, see: Germany-North Wine Tour by ombiasy, 2014 We visited a total of 1 ...

      Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-winein Riesling- 3 readers -
    • Seasons Among the Vines

      Head Wine Chix Linda Kissam Seasons Among the Vines Life Lesson from the California Wine Country & Paris A book review with wine tips There is a group of us – and you know who you are – that envision a life living among the grapes. Some of us think having a glass of wine every night might qualify.

      Linda Kissam/ WineChixs.comin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • Mussels in Cream with French Fries

    … then soften and some people prefer unsalted fries. 8 – 10 servings. Recipe courtesy of Marquis Lalande Marquis de Lalande Bordeaux Blanc Bordeaux, France Armand Lalande, great economist, member of the Medoc and Consulate of Austria-Hungary, founded the house wine trade “A.LALANDE & CIE” in 1840. As one of the jewels of Bordeaux located…

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  • What’s in your Glass: Marina Kitchen’s Blind Tasting

    …by Frank Mangio There is no more knowledgeable or harder-working Advanced Sommelier in San Diego than Josh Orr at Marina Kitchen at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, who in a short time in the wine presenting business, has distinguished himself as the acclaimed winner of the prestigious national Top/Somm competition. He has recently wowed…

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  • Pork & Pinot - Perfect Night at 20/Twenty

    … County’s premier wines at Vintana Wine & Dine in Escondido, Sat. Nov. 22 from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Taste barrel samples and new releases, with hors d’ouvres for $25. ea. A wine symposium from 2 to 3pm plus tasting is $40. For tix, call 619-236-1299. Taste Thanksgiving wines at San Diego Wine Company on Miramar Road Sat. Nov. 22 from 11 to 4pm for just $10. Call 858-586-WINE for varietals.…

    Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Updatein Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
  • Wining Miscellany...

    … it happen. Second, because I now have time during the day, I've gone to wine events that I would have previously covered by proxy via JD. He's been at some of them, too, but he's been busy consulting at various places, so it's lucky I've been available. I still owe you all the September write-up of the Wineaux virtual visit to Veneto, a delicious…

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  • 7th Indian Sommelier Championship gathers speed

    … The 7th Indian Sommelier Championship is gathering speed as the excitement builds up with the Mumbai chapter concluded a short while ago. Now all eyes are turned towards Delhi. The training that primes candidates for the final test in both Mumbai and Delhi, is over as is the written and blind tasting examination. What now? In the final round…

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  • Giving thanks for Olianas Italian wine!

    … on top. Makes 12 servings. Olianas Cannonau Cannonau di Sardegna DOC, Italy Olianas is the first entirely Bio-integral winery. Over the years they have developed a new concept of ethical agriculture that is based on the protection of the environment as an essential prerequisite for the future. Olianas works their soils with cart horses, to improve…

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  • Tuscan Roasted Chicken Breasts with Thyme and Potatoes

    … the chicken once it has cooled a bit and serve warm with the potatoes and carrots. Top it off with a drizzle of the chicken’s natural juices. Serves four people. Recipe adapted from Gallo Winery. Casadei Sardinia Blend Isola dei Nuraghi IGT, Italy Made from the best selection of Bovale, Carignano and Cannonau, the most representative varietals…

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  • Roasted Pumpkin & Feta Frittata Pairing Recipe

    … respect for grapevines and soils. The use of herbicides, chemical fertilizers and synthetic products for pest management of the plant is banned. The use of tracked or rubber-tired vehicles is limited, as they involve excessive soil compaction; instead they favor the use of animals, including horses. The harvest is strictly manual, with selection…

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  • Who’s On Thirst?

    … Who’s On Thirst? In honor of the San Francisco Giants’ World Series victory, today’s blog pays homage to baseball’s greatest dialogue. Good help can be hard to find in a wine store. I once told an employee to be careful with a bottle of 1927 Fonseca Vintage Port and he said, “Don’t worry boss, I’ll treat it like it’s brand new!” Perhaps…

    Don Carter/ winesnark.com- 1 readers -
  • New Wine Class: What's My Wine?

    … New Wine Class: What's My Wine? If you’ve ever left a blind tasting feeling totally clueless about wine, here’s your chance to fine-tune your wine savvy. Join me at 6 pm this Thursday, October 30th at Cooking with Class for our first wine class of the season and leave cluelessness behind for good. The new series, dubbed…

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  • Halloween for Wine and Candy Lovers

    … Have you considered pairing candy with wine? Usually this topic comes up when talking about chocolate pairings. Numerous wineries offer chocolate and wine pairings. What about all the different types of Halloween candy, whether you are thinking about Skittles, licorice or candy corn? Is it possible to pair wines with seasonal Halloween candies…

    Wine Trail Travelerin Riesling Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Football - Wine & Wing Pairings

    … you like yours? The first thing I think about pairing wings with is beer. Sometimes the beer just doesn't cut it with me if the wings are too hot, then I reach for the semi-sweet Riesling. The sweetness in the Riesling will cool the heat in my mouth for a bit. (until the next bite) I found this nice infographic on DrinkUpRoot and thought of passing it along for your wing and wine pairings during football season. Let me know what wines you pair with your wings? by uproot. …

    Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddessin Riesling- 7 readers -
  • Costero Bay Chardonnay

    …: Douglas Danielak Appellation: Monterey, California Varietal Blend: 100% Chardonnay Analysis: 13.5% alc/vol Aging: 35% French Oak, 65% temperature controlled, insulated stainless steel tanks Filed under: Recipes Tagged: california wine, central coast california wine, chardonnay, cooking with wine, food pairing, monterey wine, recipe, sole recipe, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine recipe, wine tasting, winestyles…

    WineStylesin Chardonnay- 5 readers -
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