Today we’re going to focus on tips for cooking with wine. Over the years, I’ve picked up a number of these tips that I’d love to share with you. I’m hoping you can add to my list. I’ll use a Q&A format to help us out.
Happy New Year! It’s time to have some fun with two of our favorite foods: wine and cheese. In this article, we’ll review best practices for pairing wine and cheese. It’s important to keep in mind that all pairing tips are guidelines. I love to experiment and be adventurous. The worst that can happen is you discover an awful pairing. A good learning! It’s fun to dig down and try to understand why the two might not be a good combination. [Read more…]
Last week, we explored some of the worst wine pairings possible. This week, we get to turn the table and look at some of the best wine pairings possible. We’ll end with Karen MacNeil’s pairing guidelines from her book The Wine Bible. [Read more…]
Ever tried spicy Asian food with a serious red wine? How about Pinot Noir with a tart salad? While most wine and food pair quite well together, there are a few combinations that plain and simply don’t work. Today we’re going to explore some of the worst wine pairings. As we do this, we’ll pick up some tips on good wine pairings. Next week we’ll switch gears and explore some of the best wine pairings. [Read more…]
I love this WUMO cartoon and hope you like it too. It begs a few questions. Are we supposed to like all wine recommendations? Have we gotten to the point where we only want to hear snooty wine recommendations? If we get completely honest wine recommendations, are we a bit flummoxed? Finally, is an honest wine recommendation a good reminder that we shouldn’t take wine recommendations, or wine for that matter, so seriously? [Read more…]