Cold weather and gray skies mean reaching for wines that remind me of sunshine. Let me introduce you to the Negroamaro grape variety and an extremely tasty dish.
Who doesn’t love meatballs, right?!? I remember the ones my mom made when I was a kid. She used recipes from both our Greek and Italian American neighbors. The Greek version still excite me, full of flavors from spices, herbs and feta cheese. To celebrate spring I recently made a rendition of Greek meatballs, also known as Keftedes and paired… Read more »
This savory tart with hints of fig sweetness, Gorgonzola unctuousness and a buttery crust pairs beautifully with the AR Lenoble Champagne Intense.
Simple, tasty and easy, this savory style blueberry galette and a glass of Loire Valley dry rosé might just be the best combo yet.
Arancini are deep-fried or baked rice balls stuffed with yum. You make them with leftover risotto, which has to be one of the most popular, signature Italian dishes after pizza. And the best way to enjoy arancini is with a glass of Sicilian wine! (Scroll down for the recipe.) Reputedly a great Sicilian street food, the Arabs occupying Sicily served… Read more »
Kneading dough and making naan bread during the social isolation of Covid-19. This is the time to dig into the things you’ve been wanting to do, paired with wine of course!
A caramelized oozy dessert with melt-in-your-mouth apples and a semi-flaky crust, that’s Tarte Tatin. When I know it’s coming, I wish it were the only course of the meal. It really is that good.
This is not any wine. Nope… nor a regular duck confit dish. Prepared with potimarron and duck from a local producer, the dish and Rasteau AOC wine combo could be one of our favorites.
Fresh sardines grilled with lemon and garlic or stuffed are tasty. We reach for our favorite pairing, a Spanish Rosado wine. Here’s a perfect summer recipe to try them both.
Pairing sweet and savory flavors definitely works, it certainly did here- a tart with figs, pears and caramelized leek yum. My choice was Beaujolais, anything other than a Beaujolais Nouveau, the wine so many are familiar with this time of year. Depending on how you garnish this vegetarian tart, it pairs with many types of wine. Figs not in season? No worries, skip them or use another fruit.