Sabra Lewis Tastes L'Ormarins Blanc de Blancs - SOMM TASTING NOTES

South African Chardonnay is a treat, and sparkling South African Chardonnay even more so. Today on Somm Tasting Notes, Sabra Lewis reviews L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs, a beautiful 100% Chardonnay sparkling wine from Western Cape, South Africa. As a “new world” wine, South African Chardonnay doesn’t receive the acclaim or recognition that the old world... Read More

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PAIRED RECIPES: Quintessential Bolognese with Basile Sangiovese

There are plenty of delicious Italian dishes, but the perfect blend of comfort, simplicity and finesse belongs to the Bolognese. On today’s Paired Recipes, we’re cooking up Hannah Howard’s Quintessential Bolognese recipe, and serving it over one of our favorite pastas: pappardelle. The region of Emilia Romagna is known for so many of the classic... Read More

How to Read a Wine List - SOMM TIPS WITH PAUL GRIECO

Deciphering a wine list can be one of the most confounding aspects of fine dining. Whether separated by region, grape or producer, the many esoteric terms and appellations involved in wine can feel impossible to access. On today’s SOMM TIPS, we asked Paul Grieco how best to approach the almighty wine list, or better yet:... Read More

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Sipping Champagne in Champagne with Winemaker Sophie Gonet - FOLLOW THAT SOMM

This week on Follow that Somm, Carole Mac pays a visit to 7th-generation Champagne winemaker Sophie Gonet of Michel Gonet. From learning the Méthode Champenoise through savoring a fully-paired Champagne dinner, Carole learns the flavors, appellations, and cuisine of this legendary wine region. Champagne is one of the most complex beverages on earth, and its uniqueness... Read More

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PAIRED RECIPES: No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake with Lambrusco

It’s hot outside, so we aren’t turning on the oven at all! This no-bake blueberry cheesecake is the perfect recipe to pull out when summer’s in full swing and picnicking is on the menu – and perfect for summer holidays. Stack the decadent graham-cracker crust and light cream cheese filling in small mason jars, top... Read More

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How to Taste Olive Oil with Oleologist Nicholas Coleman

Have you ever had the urge to cough after tasting an olive oil? That peppery burn could be a sign that you’re tasting an olive oil of superior quality. In today’s video, we welcome back oleologist Nicholas Coleman to teach us what tasting notes to look for in high quality olive oils. Nicholas challenges our... Read More