Category: Wine Pairings

Rioja: What’s In a Name?
Geographically, “Rioja” is divided into three subzones, each with a distinct terroir. A “Rioja” can also be defined as a “Crianza,” a “Reserva,” or a “Gran Reserva” depending on the aging. And then, there’s...
Sangiovese, Italy's Most Famous Grape
Italian wine has a well-defined hierarchy. Barbera and Nebbiolo rule Piemonte, while Prosecco-bound Glera and Pinot Grigio are the stars in the northeast. And then there’s Tuscany’s Sangiovese. The grape and its clones are...
Rosé Wines From Beyond Provence
Warm spring days mean it is “rosé all day” time. But if you’ve been turned off by some of the South of France plonk that’s found its way into many a frosé over the...
Spring Wines for Your Spring Lamb
Tender lamb is the cornerstone of many a spring menu. Its gamey flavor brings a certain richness to entrées that is very welcome after a winter of meat and potatoes. Of course, it also...
Late Winter Feels With Cabernet Sauvignon
Winter’s last gasps make the perfect excuse for a simple weeknight meal of meat and potatoes, or an exciting spread surrounding a weekend roast. They also provide one of the best accompaniments for full-flavored...
A Little Rosé for Your 'Bachelor' Galentine's
Every February, women spend the first half of the month worrying if they’ll have a date for the most important love holiday: Galentine’s Day. Whatever happens on February 14th doesn’t matter anymore, it’s February...
Pairing the Near-Impossible: Wine with Salad
The turn of the year always brings the resolution to eat healthier, especially by making more meals loaded with vegetables. Of course, the easiest way to achieve this goal is by sneaking in more...
What To Drink at Your Holiday Parties
30 days of cocktail hours, office parties, and festive meals is most likely going to include multiple choices for wine. But what to put in your glass when you’re snacking on the veggie platter,...
Forget the Beer, Drink Wine with Your Pizza
Some might say that the two best things to come out of Italy are pizza and wine. Even when they’re bad, they’re still kind of good. And not so surprisingly, these two mainstays of...