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Infographic: Guide to Pairing Wine & Food

Properly pairing wine with food can truly transform a meal. A simple sea bass paired with a lovely Sauvignon Blanc is delightful, or even better, a beautiful steak paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ve found throughout our research that chocolate (as well as artichoke, asparagus, Brussel sprouts and green beans), despite what many people think, is difficult … Continue reading Infographic: Guide to Pairing Wine & Food

The Best Pairings For Amontillado And Palo Cortado Sherry

Amontillado sherry has richer, nuttier flavours than a classic fino or manzanilla sherry and calls for different food matches. Think more in terms of cured meat, game and cheese than seafood and richer, meatier tapas. Which match works best depends on the level of sweetness. An inexpensive medium-dry amontillado will tend to suggest different pairings … Continue reading The Best Pairings For Amontillado And Palo Cortado Sherry

The Best Food Pairings For Barolo And Barbaresco

The food of Piedmont in north-west Italy is as highly regarded as its wines so it makes sense to make the local dishes your first choice if you’re looking for a match for a bottle of Barolo or Barbaresco. I’ve grouped the two wines together because although there are differences between them their similarities are … Continue reading The Best Food Pairings For Barolo And Barbaresco

Fried Chicken Wine Pairings

Take a peek at these sommelier-approved wine and fried chicken pairings for your next bucket of extra crispy. “Crisp, crunchy, yet succulent… fried chicken pairs ‘awesomely’ with sparkling wine.” –Madeline Puckette Fried Chicken Wine Pairings When it comes to pairing wine with fried chicken, your best bet is sparkling wine. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never … Continue reading Fried Chicken Wine Pairings

13 Classic Horror Movie Wine Pairings

Instead of eating sweets (or along eith sweets), sip along with one of these 13 classic flicks and get your heart pulsing this Halloween. Submitted for your approval: Scary good horror movie wine pairings to consume in-between all your candy dispensing. 13 Classic Horror Movie Wine Pairings Carrie – Uruguay Tannat It’s a little shy, a … Continue reading 13 Classic Horror Movie Wine Pairings

Matches made in heaven: 8 surprising and delightful wine and food pairings

It’s not hard to imagine why a lot of people think worrying about pairing the right wine with the right food is something best reserved for five-star restaurants and snooty sommeliers. The truth, however, is that there’s a lot of science behind the snobbery. And a lot of pleasure in getting it right. Wine and food work … Continue reading Matches made in heaven: 8 surprising and delightful wine and food pairings

What is the best wine to pair with chocolate

Ignore anyone who says you shouldn’t pair wine with chocolate. The same people will probably tell you that Simon and Garfunkel aren’t a perfect match. The point is, when something works it works. Of course, like most food and wine pairings, it’s easy to get your ingredients wrong. Chocolate has a very distinct taste, which means … Continue reading What is the best wine to pair with chocolate