F0r our eighth annual Girl Scout cookie wine tasting this past weekend, and we had two brand new Girl Scout cookies in the lineup: Toffee-tastic and Smores! So we needed to figure out what paired best with what across 8 cookies and 6 wines! We had our work cut out for us. Many people would be scared off by such an arduous task. But we had a dedicated group of tasters who took the work very seriously 😉 [Read more…]
In January, I wrote an article about pairing wine with Indian food. Today let’s pair wine with Chinese food. Now I know there are many styles of Chinese food, from sweet Cantonese to spicy Szechuan to hot and sour Hunan.
Given all the different styles of Chinese food, is it possible to take a one-size-fits-all approach to wine pairing? Not really. It’s important to take into account the different spices and the weight of the food. [Read more…]
Indian food is notoriously spicy, herbaceous, pungent and very, very flavorful. Like Chinese food, it typically pairs well with beer and hard spirits like whiskey. But pairing wine with Indian food is becoming increasingly popular – and for very good reason. [Read more…]
I never really thought about it before, but what Fiona Beckett of Matching Food & Wine says about salmon rings true. Salmon is sort of like the “chicken of seafood” in that it can be cooked a hundred different ways, and be delicious every time. With so much diversity, are there any guidelines for pairing salmon with wine? In this article, I’ll share three very different salmon recipes, along with my wine recommendations. [Read more…]
The table is set. You’re excited to have friends and family at your holiday dinner. Or perhaps you are an invited guest and you’d like to bring a bottle of wine to your hosts. Whatever the reason, choosing a beautiful bottle of wine for one of the most anticipated meals of the year can be daunting. When choosing a lovely holiday meal wine, what’s a wine lover to do? [Read more…]