With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about barbecues. While many people think beer when they think barbecue, I think wine! So the focus of today’s article is what wines go best with barbeques. [Read more…]
One of my favorite guidelines for wine and food pairing is the notion that you can mirror tastes or contrast them. I’m devoting this article to the all-important food and wine pairing question: Should you mirror or contrast? A big thank you to Vinfolio and SFGN for their help with this article.[Read more…]
I’d always heard that artichokes and wine don’t make for a good pairing. I realized that I’ve paired them together plenty of times, never seeming to have a problem with the experience. I think I was happily enjoying both and not doing any kind of serious analysis.
So I decided I wanted to read up on the subject so that I can more knowledgably do an artichokes and wine tasting. And with that knowledge, I want to try some “bad” wines, along with “good” wines. [Read more…]
Many of us were taught that white wine goes with fish, and red wine with meat. But what if you are a vegetarian? The good news is that there are all kinds of good wine pairings for vegetarians. As a long-time “pescetarian” who eats dairy products, eggs and fish, I am excited to share some recommendations for wine pairings for vegetarian dishes. [Read more…]
Last week, my company went out for pizza. Being the resident wine expert, I was tasked with ordering the wine, which I happily did. I ordered one Chianti and one Zinfandel, because I know these wines to be very pizza friendly. But when pairing wine with pizza, did I do my best? I did a little research and thought I would share with you what I learned.[Read more…]