Wine Pairing

    Grilled Flank Steak with Shallot and Red Wine Sauce

    INGREDIENTS: • 4 shallots, sliced in thin rings • 4 tablespoons olive oil • 1 cup red wine • 1 cup beef broth • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1 (1 1/2 pound) piece flank steak • 1 tablespoon cold butter, in small chunks DIRECTIONS: In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, saute the shallots in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until lightly caramelized, about 5 to 7 minutes.

    6 readers - By WineStyles

    Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing Recipe

    BEEF STEW with MUSHROOMS and RED POTATOES INGREDIENTS: • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1 pound medium-size mushrooms • 1 pound small (1 to 1 1/2-inch) red potatoes, scrubbed • 2 1/2 cups canned beef broth • 18 shallots DIRECTIONS: Place beef in large bowl.

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      Gold rated wine paired with Grilled Filet Mignon

      WineStyles - - 5 readers - GRILLED FILET MIGNON WITH GORGONZOLA BUTTER INGREDIENTS: • 4 filet mignons, each 1-1/2 inches thick • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper • Vegetable oil cooking spray • 1 to 2 teaspoons coarse salt • 4 tablespoons Gorgonzola butter GORGONZOLA BUTTER: • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened • 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled, at room temperature • 1/4 cup ch.

      #winePW 4: Sicily

      Pull That Cork - - 4 readers - When David posted the theme for the September #winePW (wine pairing weekend) both Pete and I knew right away we wanted to participate. This month’s theme, Regional Food and Wine Pairings, leaves a whole world full of regions to consider. We pretty quickly narrowed our choice to Sicily.

      Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

      Natalie MacLean - - 3 readers - Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe by: Courtney Flood This recipe is a great dish to feed a crowd. It can be prepared completely in advance and easily doubled without any extra effort. It’s also an easy wine-pairing dish. It is great to use some of the fall vegetable bounty.

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      Costero Bay Chardonnay

      …. Pour over fillets before serving. Recipe courtesy of Costero Bay. Costero Bay Chardonnay Monterey, California Above the rugged coast of Monterey are fertile vineyards, ideal for growing premium chardonnay. Nestled between the pacific ocean and the Santa Lucia mountains, the vineyards enjoy warm days and cool nights. This vintage especially…

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      Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing Recipe

      …, uncovered, until beef and vegetables are tender and sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Recipe courtesy of Cambridge Cellars. Limited Cambridge Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast, California Cambridge California Cellars was founded by Kim and Bruce Cunningham – two Aussies who were drawn to northern California people and place. They have been…

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      Gold rated wine paired with Grilled Filet Mignon

      …-flavored Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, McLaren Vale has almost the perfect climate for grape growing: warm summers, low humidity, good winter rain and long autumns to ensure that grapes achieve ripeness, flavor, acid and balance. Filed under: Recipes Tagged: australian wine, Ben Riggs, Cabernet, cooking with wine, filet mignon, food pairing, grilled steak recipe, mclaren vale, merlot, Mr. Riggs, recipe, Shiraz, Three Corner Jack, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine recipe, wine tasting, winestyles…

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      Grilled Flank Steak with Shallot and Red Wine Sauce

      … and place on a large platter. Finish the sauce by swirling in the chunks of cold butter, then top the steak with some of the sauce and serve the rest on the side. Recipe courtesy of Bodega Bouza Bodega Bouza Tannat A8 Canelones, Uruguay Juan and Elisa established Bodega Bouza in 2000 by restoring a historic winery first built in 1942 by Numa…

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      #winePW 4: Sicily

      …When David posted the theme for the September #winePW (wine pairing weekend) both Pete and I knew right away we wanted to participate. This month’s theme, Regional Food and Wine Pairings, leaves a whole world full of regions to consider. We pretty quickly narrowed our choice to Sicily. We are planning to visit Sicily next year and have already…

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      Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

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      3 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      An Apple and Wine Pairing Experience at a Country Market

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      Washington state wine auction week, Journey to Walla Walla

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      Low Country Boil

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      Crispy Sea Bass with Soba Noodles

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      Broccoli and Barley Smoked Paprika Salad

      … and raspberry fruit. A long growing season, very cold nights and low yields helped create a wine that is extremely concentrated, parral vineyard with 70 year old vines. Winemaker: Matteo Viana Appellation: Altamira, Mendoza, Argentina Varietal Blend: 100% Tempranillo Analysis: 15.0% alc/vol Filed under: Recipes Tagged: argentina wine, barley salad, bodega calle, broccoli salad, food pairing, mendoza wines, recipe, tempranillo, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine recipe, wine tasting, winestyles…

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      Syrah-braised Lamb Shoulder

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      Sauvignon Blanc

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