Pairing Wine with Chips and Dip

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Wine is not only for special occasions. It can be enjoyed all the time with all kinds of food! You may be surprised by the number of easy, versatile pairings involving popular nibbles and wine. Corn Chips and Salsa: Two things come to mind. First, a dry Riesling from Germany, Australia, or even the Finger…

Cooking with Wine

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There are cooks who insist that you should only ever cook with a wine you would drink, but walk into any restaurant kitchen, and you’re sure to find large bottles of inexpensive wine used exclusively for cooking. Here are some tips about selecting wine for cooking. What kinds of wine should you use? For a…

Pairing Wine with Chocolate

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Wine can be paired with all kinds of delicious chocolate. Here are some mouthwatering wine/chocolate pairing suggestions we know you will enjoy! With Milk Chocolate: Milk chocolate and Tawny Port is a delightful duo. The creamy, caramelized notes in Tawny Port compliment those same flavors in a handful of Regular or Peanut M&M’s, a bowl…

Food Pairing Tip: Go Local

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Wine Expert Stephanie Caraway shares some food pairing advice

Pairing Wine with Grilled Food

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Summertime is synonymous with grilling. Here are some easy wine pairing tips to try the next time you find yourself at a cookout! One of red Zinfandel’s great raisons d’être involves its happy marriage with sweet-and-spicy grilled things, like barbecued ribs. Zinfandel is juicy enough to stand up to the sweet barbecue glaze, yet it’s…

Pairing Wine with Take-Out Part II: Mexican, Pizza, Burgers & Fries

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Wine does not have to be reserved for special occasions – or even for a home-cooked meal! It can be enjoyed with any type of food, any day. As always, the number one rule of wine pairing is to make sure you like what you’re drinking. (A famous New York City chef only drinks red…

Tips on Pairing Wine and Cheese

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Wines and cheeses have a lot in common. To start with, they are both fermented liquids. Wine, as we know, is fermented grape juice. Cheese is fermented milk. Like wine, cheeses come with an array of flavors, textures, and characteristics. A general guideline for constructing great food and wine pairing involves pairing “like with like”….

Pairing Wine with Take-out Part 1: Indian, Chinese and Thai Food

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Wine does not have to be reserved for special occasions – or even for a home-cooked meal! It can be enjoyed with any type of food, any day. As always, the number one rule of wine pairing is to make sure you like what you’re drinking. (A famous New York City chef only drinks red…

Red with meat? White with fish?

Both our VINE TALK wine experts and celebrity chefs who have appeared on our show agree that despite the traditional guideline to pair red wines with red meat and white wines with seafood, it is fine to mix it up. So where did this guideline come from in the first place? Big, bold and tannic…

Pairing Wine with Dessert

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Wine Expert Stephanie Caraway helps solve the tricky problem of pairing wines with dessert. Our own Wine Expert Stephanie Caraway provides a little insight into the tricky business of pairing wines with dessert. Have any good pairings for us? Share them in the comments below!