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.
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    • Giving thanks for Olianas Italian wine!

      Cherry Corn Bread Stuffing INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 lbs. frozen sweet cherries, thawed 1 lb. sweet or hot Italian sausage (or turkey sausage) 1/4 cup butter 1 large onion 4 stalks celery, diced 6 cups crumbled day old corn bread 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary Freshly ground pepper to taste DIRECTIONS:Drain cherries in a sieve ...

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    • 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 -
    • Pork & Pinot - Perfect Night at 20/Twenty

      NOTE: PLEASE SEND YOUR REVIEW OF YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY WINE (AND WHERE IT CAN BE PURCHASED) BY NOVEMBER 20, 2014: POST HERE AS A COMMENT, OR E-MAIL MIKE BRAGG wineclubber@yahoo.com by Frank Mangio Twenty/20 in the Carlsbad Sheraton Hotel has an Executive Chef who may be the best at sensing a culinary trend and moving in front with its presentation.

      Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Updatein Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
  • What’s in your Glass: Marina Kitchen’s Blind Tasting

    … that I sensed was from an old world country like France or Italy , but it smelled initially like garbage. A small bite of bread and cheese and the scent and taste blossomed into a work of art. Suddenly I had a special wine, which turned out to be a Rhone Valley French Syrah from Hermitage. “That one has lots of flavor that people don’t normally…

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  • 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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  • Tuscan Roasted Chicken Breasts with Thyme and Potatoes

    … and intense aromas with notes of blackberry, blueberry and chocolate. On the palate it is dry but silky and mouth-filling, with a very long and pleasant aftertaste with hints of toasted coffee beans.” – Stefano Casadei, winemaker Winemaker: Stefano Casadei Appellation: Isola dei Nuraghi IGT, Italy Varietal Blend: 50% Bovale, 50% Carignano + Cannonau…

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  • Roasted Pumpkin & Feta Frittata Pairing Recipe

    … Roasted Pumpkin & Feta Frittata INGREDIENTS: • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 1 small onion, diced • 6 oz. pumpkin (butternut squash), cut into 1/2 dices • 6 medium eggs • 1/2 cup milk • 4 oz feta, crumbled • 1 teaspoon dried oregano • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram • salt & pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: Heat oil in an ovenproof pan. Add onion…

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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? Yesterday, Kevin sent me a lin ...

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  • 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- 4 readers -
  • Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing Recipe

    …: Douglas Danielak Appellation: Contra Coast County, California Varietal Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Analysis: 13.6% alc/vol Aging: 75% American Oak, 25% French Oak, aged 14 month Filed under: Recipes Tagged: Beef stew, Cabernet, california wine, central coast california wine, Contra Coast wine, cooking with wine, food pairing, recipe, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine recipe, wine tasting, winestyles…

    WineStylesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 7 readers -
  • Gold rated wine paired with Grilled Filet Mignon

    … full-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…

    WineStylesin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Grilled Flank Steak with Shallot and Red Wine Sauce

    … on the center of grill and sear 5 to 8 minutes per side for rare to medium rare, testing by pressing the meat with a finger: The spongier the meat feels, the rarer it is cooked. Remove from the grill and allow to rest, very loosely tented with aluminum foil, 5 to 10 minutes, to allow the juices to reabsorb into the meat. Slice the flank steak…

    WineStylesin Merlot Chardonnay- 6 readers -
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