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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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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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See Red: The ultimate mulled-wine recipe for holiday gatherings

Mulled wine is the perfect set-it-and-forget-it elixir for holiday parties. You can tweak any recipe as you see fit, but don’t use your Blue Apron reds! Read more »

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Falling for Fall Flavors

This time of year, it’s easy to taste why some pairings make perfect sense from the very first bite and sip. Follow these simple pairing suggestions to experience food-and-wine aha moments you’ll want to try again and again. Read more »

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Q+A with Winemaker Steve Matthiasson

Steve Matthiasson was perhaps the most in-demand viticulturist in Napa when he and his wife, Jill, decided to start their own wine label. We caught up with Steve in the middle of this year’s grape harvest to talk about one of his favorite subjects: gathering friends to eat, drink and be merry. Read more »

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Q+A: Wine Writer Karen MacNeil

Renowned wine expert Karen MacNeil is one of the world’s foremost wine experts
and educators. The author of The Wine Bible, which has sold more than 1 million
copies, she also distributes a free, easy-to-read newsletter at WineSpeed.com. We
caught up with her in Napa to talk our favorite subject—wine. Read more »

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Pair to Perfection With Our New Pairing Key

Finding that perfect pairing for your delicious home-cooked dinner has never been easier, thanks to our simple and savvy pairing key.

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Turkey Day Survivor’s Guide: Wine

We understand that cooking Thanksgiving dinner is a labor of love, and once all your friends and family are gathered around the table, the most important thing is for everyone to have a good time. Luckily, when it comes to pairing food and wine on the big day, it’s pretty hard to go wrong. You can serve one type of wine for the whole feast, or leave it up to guests to personalize their picks according to their favorite dishes—whether it’s the ever-so-generously buttered mashed potatoes, the sumptuous stuffing or the juicy bird itself. Whichever approach you decide to take, we’ve got you covered. Read more »

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