It’s easy to stress out when it comes to wine pairing. We believe that the perfect pairing exists for every dish we serve. What if we don’t find that perfect pairing? Is that a disaster? NO! I encourage you to turn off the stress and the judgement and have some fun with wine and food pairing. After all, wine and food are FUN! [Read more…]
We all know that Girl Scout cookies pair well with milk. But did you know they also pair well with wine? It’s true. At our second annual Girl Scout cookie wine tasting last week, we discovered for the second time how well this pairing works, and we had a great time in the process.
I highly recommend a Girl Scout cookie wine tasting for everybody, especially for people who tend to get very serious about wine. It’s hard to be serious when you’re eating Girl Scout cookies. [Read more…]
Italian food and wine pairings — does it get any better than that?
I recently celebrated my 50th birthday at Il Fornaio, a great Italian restaurant that does a wonderful job of highlighting regional dishes and wines.
According to Maurizo Mazzon, Il Fornaio’s executive chef, there are 20 distinct regions in Italy! Il Fornaio changes its regional offerings monthly, often using ingredients and wines unavailable elsewhere in the U.S.
From Dec. 6 through Dec. 19, the Il Fornaio menu is featuring the best recipes from the past year’s regional menus.
Being the food and wine lover that I am, I was in seventh heaven. It was incredibly fun to try new dishes and new wines. What a great way to celebrate my next 50 years! [Read more…]
The holidays are here! It’s time to treat ourselves to delicious tastes. How about some wine, chocolate and fudge?!! YUM!!!
When chocolate and fudge are already YUMMY, can they be even YUMMIER when paired with the right wines? YES! [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? Does that mean there is no wine pairing for you? Absolutely not! I am a long-time “pescetarian” who eats dairy products, eggs and fish, and I have some great wine pairings to recommend for vegetarians based on my experience. [Read more…]