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Classic Wine Pairings for Lamb
Pairings for Each Cut
Lamb is a rich, hearty meat, that’s often the hallmark of special occasions from Ramadan to Easter to Hanukkah to Christmas. However, to get the wine pairing spot on, you really have to consider the cut and...
The Best Wine And Steak Pairings
Pairings for Each Cut
The cliché is that steaks call for big, bold red wines. But choosing the perfect wine pairing really comes down to the cut of the steak and your preparation. Let’s assume to start that you’re firing up the...
Pairings for Chocolate Cake
I think I can confidently say that we all have a little more time on our hands right now. Store after store is running out of flour as people decide the situation calls for – what else – baking. Certainly,...
Pairings for Sushi
If you’re like me, you’re doing your best to support local restaurants by purchasing gift certificates or ordering takeaway. Wednesdays have become #TakeoutDay and it’s a nice excuse to treat yourself during...
Pairings for Rosé
The thirst for rosé is growing rapidly right across the world, and industry figures state that the boom is not yet over. The image of rosé has had an incredible transformation in the past few years. From the...
Aperitivo & Antipasti
Pairings for Prosciutto e Melone
Snacks, snacks, and more snacks please! Who doesn’t love snacks? A small bite of food to tide you over until something more substantial is delivered – this is one of my favourite ways to eat. You may call...
In Modest Excess
Fine Wine Pairings for Grilled Cheese
I want to start with a question: how many home-cooked meals do you eat compared to how many fine-dining dishes make their way to your stomach in a given year? Perhaps you are among the lucky few able to...
Pairings for each style of Champagne
Champagne: there’s never a wrong time to open a bottle. It is, without question, one of the most versatile options for food pairings. However, it is important to keep in mind the range of styles that are...
‘Tis the season
Wine Pairings for Burgers
‘Tis the season. Well, not that season. But it’s barbecue season and everyone in my neighbourhood is firing up the grill. There’s nothing quite like the classic burger, grilled to perfection and bursting with...
Killer Bordeaux and Halibut
Pairings for White Bordeaux
Elegant, sophisticated, complex, and age-worthy. Does that sound like a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc? Based on entry level examples from the Pays D’Oc or Marlborough, you’d think not. But the gorgeous 2015...
Just another bottle of Malbec, or is it?
Pairing Burgers and Malbec
I must confess, I am not a fan of Malbec. And I am unfortunately always willing to share my dislike with others, especially those who have an opposing opinion. So, there I am at my favorite wine store,...