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Find the Best Wine to Pair With Your Favourite Halloween Candy

When you’re a kid, Halloween is all about the candy. Unfortunately, the more sophisticated palate that often comes with adulthood can dampen the former thrill of a holiday that’s largely about cheap scares and even cheaper candy. Thankfully, the folks at Vivino, a popular wine app, have found a way to help elevate the Halloween candy game … Continue reading Find the Best Wine to Pair With Your Favourite Halloween Candy

Halloween Wines

These spooky wines, plus perfect recipes to pair with each, will guarantee a spectacular Halloween bash. Scallop-and-olive eyeball canapés, anyone? 1 of 8 2009 Spellbound Cabernet Sauvignon Rob Mondavi, one of the fourth generation of Mondavis to make wine in California, produces this balanced, affordable Cabernet from vineyards in the Lodi region. Pairing: Chorizo Poached in … Continue reading Halloween Wines

Wine (and Beer) to Pair with Gumbo

Gumbo brings together so many different flavors—dark, rich roux; vegetal okra and green peppers; tangy tomatoes. And that’s not to mention spicy sausage and seafood. When pairing wine with gumbo, you’ll want to think about the main ingredients as well as the heat level to get to the best match. With seafood gumbos. Shellfish and zippy … Continue reading Wine (and Beer) to Pair with Gumbo

THE 4 BEST WINE PAIRINGS FOR A CLASSIC PANCAKE DAY PANCAKE

If you live in the UK and are enjoying pancakes today it’s most likely the classic kind, simply topped with lemon juice and a sprinkling of crunchy sugar. But what to drink with them? A combination of sweet and sour is never that easy to handle in wine terms. The sweetness can make accompanying whites … Continue reading THE 4 BEST WINE PAIRINGS FOR A CLASSIC PANCAKE DAY PANCAKE

Dumplings and wine pairing – ask Decanter

When speaking of dumplings (or in Chinese ‘Jiaozi’), we are actually talking about a variety of fillings and flavours – from jiucai (garlic chives) and pork dumplings, baicai (Chinese cabbages) and pork dumplings to seafood dumplings. If you want to pair your dumplings with wine, it’s better to choose light-flavoured fillings. The classic garlic, chive … Continue reading Dumplings and wine pairing – ask Decanter

What Is The Best Sparkling Shiraz Food Pairing?

“What is a Sparkling Shiraz?” Goes without saying that this bright red is produced using Shiraz, or ‘Syrah’ grape variety. (It’s the same grape. While the name Shiraz is typically used in Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada and South American countries, Syrah is used in France.) For those who have never tried a Shiraz wine … Continue reading What Is The Best Sparkling Shiraz Food Pairing?