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Grill, Then Thrill

These three easy wine pairings will guide you to a summer of grilling greatness. The best thing about firing up the grill this summer: There’s always a festive feeling, no matter what you choose to cook over the hot coals. If you truly want your summer outdoor dining to be spectacular, though, keep just a […] Read more »

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Coat It with Cabernet

Use that leftover glass of red wine to make an incredible barbecue sauce. The secret to great-tasting barbecue sauce isn’t sugar—though that’s what a glance at the options on the supermarket shelf would lead you to believe. The best barbecue sauces have that same balance of tangy acidity and savory and fruity flavors that also […] Read more »

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Our New Dinner Party Box for 6

Having loved ones over for a get-together and a home-cooked meal can be a real joy for you, the host, even if you’ve never done it before. Our brand new multi-course dinner party box for 6 helps capture that “job well done” feeling. It takes the stress out of hosting with a helpful Game Plan, […] Read more »

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Easy Cheesy

Our guide to pairing wine and cheese quickly, simply and deliciously.  The best thing about pairing wine and cheese: There are no wrong decisions, only better ones. Sure, a bold Cabernet Sauvignon and a light, zesty goat cheese may not be the “correct” pairing, but it’ll taste pretty good. After all, you’re still marrying two […] Read more »

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Rosé and Aioli: A Classic Warm-Weather Pairing

The French always pour rosé alongside garlicky aioli—and you’ll instantly taste why.  The key to a perfect pairing of wine and food is balance. The wine’s job is to either match the flavors on the plate or to provide a contrast that cleanses your palate for the next bite of food. There are few better […] Read more »

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Blue Apron and Airbnb Partner to Bring Home Cooks a Global Culinary Experience

New Blue Apron Recipe Offerings Designed in Collaboration with Airbnb Experiences Hosts from Around the World Blue Apron and Airbnb have announced a partnership titled “The Best Home Cooking from Around the World,” to bring a global culinary experience to home cooks across the country. The partnership is a collaboration between Blue Apron’s culinary team and […] Read more »

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Wanderlust for Wine: The Best Regions to Visit

These are the world’s best wine regions to visit and enjoy a memorable experience. Planning a vacation? Be sure to build in time to visit a nearby wine region. Here are some of the best for discovering and learning about new wines — or just having a great time in the countryside. Willamette Valley, Oregon An hour’s drive south of Portland, Willamette is […] Read more »

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Eat and Drink Like a Winemaker: Lamb Stew with Rosemary Dumplings

Try this hearty winter stew courtesy of a French wine dynasty.  The Cazes family, who brought us the L’Ostal Eclipse Minervois red wine, offered up this hearty recipe from their award-winning restaurant at Château Lynch Bages in Bordeaux. It’s a perfect pairing with any bold, spicy red wine, but also just a delightful, soul-warming winter […] Read more »

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The Secret of Sauce: Pairing Pasta and Wine

Pairing wine with pasta dishes is as easy as it is delicious. The first rule to remember about pairing wine with pasta: Forget about the pasta— it’s the sauce that drives your pairing decision. The second rule? Red with red, white with white. Here’s why:   Red wine with red sauce That same tanginess you taste in tomato […] Read more »

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Recipe for Wine Lovers: A tasty twist on risotto with whole-grain goodness

Halfway through January and craving the flavors you typically enjoy? Risotto likely isn’t on your resolution-driven menu, but sub in a few classic Italian ingredients and you’ll have a delicious side dish: farrotto. With whole-grain farro and polyphenol-rich red wine, farrotto is sure to satisfy. Farrotto INGREDIENTS 4 oz. Parmesan cheese 1 medium yellow onion, […] Read more »

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