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Best Port Wine and Blue Cheese Pairings Made New Again. ’Tis the season for party tricks.

Best Port Wine and Blue Cheese Pairings Made New Again

This year, I would like to propose a favor so bold, so unexpected, that you might find yourself astonished by its mere mention: Consider serving your guests blue cheese and port. I can feel you rolling your eyes; stick with me. Yes, the pairing of cheese and port is a very old-fashioned thing, and no, there’s nothing remotely zeitgeisty about it. But I am here to argue that the union of good old port and blue cheese still makes for a surprisingly stirring combination here in our fuzzy modern age. Salty and sweet, tangy and dry, fudgy and bright, there is something primal about it, drawing on hundreds of years of indulgence and pleasure-seeking. I’m someone who came to love wine first and foremost via natural wine, indoctrinated and radicalized enthusiastically as a young drinker, perhaps without much in the way of comparative analysis.

But port? “Port is regarded as one of the most civilized and sociable of wines,” says Adrian Bridge. Best Thanksgiving Wines Are Grenache From California’s Central Coast. Come November every year, while others are obsessing over perfect Thanksgiving sides, I’m studying my options for what to pour—wines that not only meet the challenges of all those savory, sweet, tart, spicy dishes, but go beyond.

Best Thanksgiving Wines Are Grenache From California’s Central Coast

What varieties are perfect foils, echoing the flavors on the table or contrasting in ways that don’t fight? They not only need to make most bites better, but also fit the spirit of the day. West Coast Pinot Noir is a natural; its typical red berry flavors flecked with baking spices do a whole lot of echoing and it lacks a hefty tannin structure that goes bitter in the face of spiciness and sweetness. Zinfandel has a lot to offer too, as the closest we come in the U.S. to our own grape variety, and one that handles a lot of spice with its dark, sweet-seeming fruit. This year, though, recent tastings brought on an epiphany: The perfect Thanksgiving wine has been hiding in plain sight all along. Is Fruit Cake just for the holidays? I received an email a number of weeks back, asking if I would be interested in writing a follow-up blog about fruit cake.

Is Fruit Cake just for the holidays?

Back in 2013, I had written a post about the history of Fruit cake, and what I felt might be some good wine pairings. That post was seen by the owners of Jane Parker Fruit Cakes. They offered to send me a fruit cake if I would write an honest opinion of their cakes and share some pairing ideas. A few weeks later, I received a fruit cake in the mail, along with a few small sample packs. This got the ideas flowing, the following is the results of those ideas. First, let me say that I am one of those that appreciates good fruit cake. How to Pair Tequila with Food. It's a great way to get to know this classic Mexican spirit.

How to Pair Tequila with Food

By Lynn Andriani December 16, 2020 It's one thing to have a margarita with your chips and guac; it's quite another to sip an anejo tequila alongside a big grilled veal chop in a creamy mushroom sauce. You'll find that pairing the classic Mexican spirit with a snack or meal can enhance both the drink and the food, though. Years ago, you wouldn't think of tequila as a spirit to sip, as you might bourbon or vodka. Here, Mexican chef and cookbook author Pati Jinich shares her expertise with The Handy Guide to Wine and Steak Pairing. Pairing Wine and Steak is one of the essential match-ups in your wine journey.

The Handy Guide to Wine and Steak Pairing

With so many different cuts and ways to prepare a steak, you can discover a few go-to dry red wines or you can dive deep into pairing nuance. Everyone has their choice cut, and we’ve got the wines to pair with it. Food and Wine Pairing Basics (Start Here!) Learn food and wine pairing basics so you can create your own pairings.

Food and Wine Pairing Basics (Start Here!)

This guide will show you the steps on how to pair. You’ll also learn what to look for in a recipe in order to make great wine matches. A great food and wine pairing creates a balance between the components of a dish and the characteristics of a wine. 16 Stylish Wines For Upscale Breakfasts. If you can drink a mimosa for breakfast, then wine for breakfast is fine too.

16 Stylish Wines For Upscale Breakfasts

In fact, one could make a pretty strong argument to ditch the OJ altogether and just drink wine. So, don’t feel bad if you pop a beautiful breakfast bottle with your weekend brunch. There’s no shame in it. Even when someone pokes you with, “Oh, I see you having wine before five!” Raise your eyebrows and say, “I bet you wish you could join me.” 12 Classic Wine and Cheese Pairings You Must Try. Here are 12 classic wine and cheese pairings that can’t be missed.

12 Classic Wine and Cheese Pairings You Must Try

They explore the awesomeness of what this iconic match has to offer with some of the world’s most interesting wines. Of course this doesn’t mean that just any wine is perfect with any cheese. So where do you begin? In this article, we will explore 12 wine and cheese pairings that represent just how delicious and complementary this duo can be. Best Wine For Sushi? Try One of These. When thinking sushi, the first thought is usually sake (saa-kaay), and rightfully so.

Best Wine For Sushi? Try One of These

Colloquially known as Japanese rice wine, sake is actually closer to beer than wine. But, that’s another story. So, in lieu of the classic, let’s chat (sushi-friendly) grape-based beverages. In this article, the aim is to simplify some of that “what if,” discerned through tireless (and totally selfless) tasting of wines alongside some of the more interesting styles of sushi. Sushi is one of the more diverse types of food; there are many regional variants as well as North American adaptations. 15 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings. The Best Wine & Food Pairings for Sparkling, Dry Rosé & More.

Creating the perfect food and wine pairing sounds like a daunting task.

The Best Wine & Food Pairings for Sparkling, Dry Rosé & More

Thankfully, there are three categories of wine that pair with nearly every dish imaginable. From fresh seafood to rich poultry dishes and an array of spicy cuisines in between, turn to one of these three styles when trying to make an impeccable match of food and vino. Aside from being festive, fizzy and downright delicious, sparkling wine is one of the most versatile wines to put on the table.

The naturally high acidity is great for cutting through rich, heavy sauces while complementing the crisp, salty nature of fresh seafood and salads. Bubbles also make it the perfect pre-dinner choice to get your appetite going. For a stellar pairing, try with: Beer Battered Fish Tacos or Swiss Cheese Fondue Although often called a "less serious" category of wine, rosé is one of the most complex and wide-ranging categories on the market, due to the array of grape varieties and production methods used.

A Simple Guide To Pairing Wine With Christmas Dinner - With Recipes. Fortunately, the holiday season kinda takes care of itself. Just kidding, it can actually be a shopping/cooking/rum-punch-swilling nightmare. Which is why we went ahead and earned our place on the “Nice” list (at least, got off the “Persona Non Grata”) list by creating a handy guide to pairing your holiday meal with the right wine. Appetizers It’s a good idea to keep Christmas or holiday dinner appetizers light. For one, you’re going to be drinking something lighter (since you don’t wanna start your guests off with 15% ABV red powerhouse) and since you also kinda wanna save room for the main event.

Smoked Salmon Canapes – Chenin Blanc or Bubbly. An Illustrated Guide To Pairing Wine And Cheese. One marriage no one can object to is the mouthwatering combination of wine and cheese. Each is delicious on its own, but when you pair the two, magic can happen. Be it tannic, light, sweet, or dry, you can bet there’s a wine out there for every cheese (even fondue!). The next time you fix yourself up a cheese plate, here are the wines you should be bringing along for the ride.

The Definitive Guide to Pairing Chianti Classico With Popular Mexican Food: INFOGRAPHIC. Italian wine with Mexican food? Si! With several cultural similarities (including the love of food and family) and a common Latin origin to the languages, why not bring a little la bella vita to your next fiesta?

The perfectly pairable Chianti Classico, with bright acidity and variety of flavor profiles from the Sangiovese grape, can easily reach beyond Italian food and plays well with many international cuisines. Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico, grown at some of the highest elevations in the region, offers bright, cherry-driven flavors, hints of earth and minerals, and has an extraordinary depth and richness (without being heavy).

Go south of the border with these exciting Mexican food pairings, and discover the flexibility of this Tuscan gem. 15 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings. 7 Worst Wine and Food Pairings. Champagne and oysters are a classic wine and food pairing. It has also been beaten into our heads that Cabernet Sauvignon and steak are inseparable like Calvin and Hobbes. However instead of giving you the best, we’re going to give you the worst wine and food pairings. Why? The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine With Pasta (Infographic) Wellness trends come and go, but pasta is forever. Whether it’s a quick weeknight supper, indulgent feast, or Hail Mary hangover remedy, there is no wrong time to pick up one’s fork and embrace la dolce vita.

Among the many excellent pasta-centric restaurants debuting across the United States (we see you, Felix Trattoria in L.A. and Lilia in Brooklyn), we are especially taken with Manhattan’s Don Angie. Opened in October 2017, it promptly became one of the city’s hottest tables, thanks in part to its multi-colored pastas and lasagna built for two. We asked Damien Good, Don Angie’s general manager, to create the ultimate guide to pairing our favorite pasta dishes with wine. Whether you’re a linguine-with-clams loyalist or lifelong rigatoni fan, Good’s pairings will keep hearts happy and glasses filled. Illustration by Mara Kiggins. Authentic Italian Pizza and The Wines To Complement. The best pizzas in America pay homage to classic Italian toppings and preparation methods. The real magic to authentic Italian pizzas are the flavor pairings in the toppings. For example, the most popular Neapolitan/Margherita pizza creates synergy with fresh, acidic tomatoes, aromatic basil and smooth creamy mozzarella.

Of course, great pizza reaches a whole new dimension when paired with a well selected wine. Let’s take a look at 6 classic Italian pizzas and the wines that go with them. Port, Cheese, and Dessert Pairing – the Master Class. Best known as a nightcap or an after meal drink, Port – and its interesting range of styles – can be a great companion for cheeses and chocolates.

Pairing Wine with Fish. Learn what wines pair best with the four different groups of fin fish. Wine Pairing With Thai Food. How To Pair Burgers And Rose Wine Like A Food Expert. Nothing says summer like burgers. When you don’t have access to a backyard, though, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to get your fix. With options like Shake Shack, Walburgers and Five Guys, there is never a shortage of a good burger to get your hands on. 15 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings. 5-essential-french-wine-and-cheese-pairings-explained?inspiration=food-and-drink&sub_inspiration=wine&email=puhnner@hotmail. Six Cheeses That Pair with Pretty Much Every Wine. Getting Started With Food and Wine Pairing. 15 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings. Pairing Grilled Cheese & Wine. Wine and cheese go together so well, at this point, their marriage has almost become a cliché. 6 Tips on Pairing Wine and Cheese.

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