HOSTELLERIE DE PLAISANCE, SAINT EMILION, 2 MICHELIN STARS

HOSTELLERIE DE PLAISANCE, SAINT EMILION, 2 MICHELIN STARS

HOSTELLERIE DE PLAISANCE, SAINT EMILION, 2 MICHELIN STARS

PERFECT PAIRINGS

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Enjoy our free articles on the art of food and wine pairing written by Sommeliers, Masters of Wine and Foodies.

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The Best Wine And Steak Pairings

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...

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Pairings for Spring Vegetables


Spring. Glorious spring. Begone the remnants of frost and the shackles of cold, as we welcome the sunshine, warmth, and fresh produce back into our homes and stomachs. Leaves on trees, gardens of blooming...

Rethinking Sauternes

Pairing Food with Bordeaux's Classic Sweet Wine


Sweet wines like Sauternes have arguably never been more misunderstood than they are today. Unfortunately, we’ve been programmed to think of Sauternes as a dessert wine. At restaurants, sweet wines are often...

Oysters at The Clam

Pairings for High acid, Unoaked Whites


In my wine classes I often point out that acidity is the wine lover’s friend. A wine with crisp acidity pairs with many more foods than a lower acid wine because so many foods also contain an acid component....

Risky Business

Pairing High Risk Food with Low Risk Wine


I was in Chicago recently to teach a WSET Level 1 course in which we talked a lot about how and why wine and food go together. The idea of the eight food pairings we explore during the class is to give some...

Contributors

Bob Trimble

Bob Trimble
Philadelphia

Chris Giroux

Sommelier
Vancouver
Chris is a WSET Diploma graduate and a Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. He is the Director ... read more

David Lawrason

Wine Judge & Writer
Toronto, London
David Lawrason is one of Canada's most knowledgeable and respected experts on international and Canadian wine. David has tasted, taught ... read more

Geoffrey Moss

Master of Wine
Okanagan
Geoffrey Moss earned his Master of Wine in Fall 2020, after completing his research paper on factors affecting wine club ... read more

James Cluer MW

Master of Wine
Napa Valley
He spends his time running Fine Vintage which operates in 15 countries. He is the GM of two wineries in ... read more

Jennifer Book

Wine Expert
Calgary
Jenny is the most knowledgeable wine educator in Alberta and has the most lovely engaging style. Jenny draws on her ... read more

Lyn Farmer

Food & Wine Writer
Miami
Lyn is a James Beard Award-winning wine and food writer and educator who has been sharing his passion for wine ... read more

Matthew Leslie

Wine Judge
Calgary
Matt is one of our best instructors in Alberta. Young, dynamic and engaging, you would be hard pressed to find ... read more

Mike Lee

Sommelier
Okanagan
After moving to the Okanagan, he now combines his two great passions: wine and teaching. Mike has extensive knowledge of ... read more

Samantha Wall

MW Candidate
Edmonton
“Wine is my passion, because to call it an obsession sounds slightly unhealthy…” Having completed all levels of the WSET, ... read more

Sara D'Amato

Wine Judge & Writer
Toronto
Writer, Judge, Wine Critic, Educator, Sommelier. Sara is one of the stars of the Ontario wine scene and highly respected ... read more

Sarah Trubnick

Instructor
Boston
Sarah is a restauranteur, wine educator, and wine importer based in New Hampshire. She transitioned into the wine industry from ... read more

Timothy Ouellette

Instructor
Ottawa
Tim’s career in wine began at the very bottom; washing and filling bottles at a make-your-own-wine shop at the age ... read more

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