Category: Pairings

Great Whites from North & South America

When it hits 100 degrees, there's nothing better than a quick swim in the ocean. But if you've seen Shark Week or the movie JAWS one too many times you may prefer to keep your feet on the shore. ...

Perfectly Cooked Bacon and Eggs (with a Wine Pairing)

There are few better ways to start the morning than with bacon and eggs. Unfortunately, more often than not, cooking bacon can be a messy chore. Grease splatters all over your stove and it is a rare bacon aficionado without ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 7 – Pork Chops)

This is part 7 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 - Good Pans, Part 2 - Shallots, Part 3 - Pine Nuts, Part 4 - Knives, and Part 5 ...

Wine Pairing Recipes: Wild Salmon & Mussels

For this year's Open That Bottle Night, we decided an Anaba Coriol White Rhône Blend would pair nicely with our local Gulf Coast seafood. As usual, Joe prepared a fabulous meal -- this time of Almond Encrusted Salmon with Blood-Orange Vinaigrette; fresh Gulf Coast ...

Spring Has Sprung – Anaba Coriol White Blend

Of all the seasons, Spring has always been my favorite. This was especially true growing up in West Virginia, and spending my law school years in what sometimes seemed like the near perpetual winter in Northwest Ohio. With Spring always comes ...

Another Wine Byte 8: Any Port in the Storm

Here is the eighth in our weekly series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) After a weekend of Russian River Wine Road Barrel Tasting ...

Toasting my Father, Six Months After Ike

We live in Clear Lake, south of Houston, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. And there's a reason we live in an area prone to hurricanes. In 1999 my mother had open-heart surgery. Soon after her quadruple by-pass, I ...

2007 San Felice Vermentino Maremma Toscana Perolla

Just another weird weather day in early January, it was 78 degrees and sunny today in Houston. So to pair with Joe's Mediterranean fare of broiled lamb ribs, homemade hummus, falafel and tomato cucumber salad, with a complement of ...

Wine Reviews

When I find someone I respect writing about an edgy, nervous wine that dithered in the glass, I cringe.  When I hear someone I don't respect talking about an austere, ...

Mario Batali cooks and pairs the dish with wine

These two videos show culinary master, Mario Batali, cooking a classic Italian dish and then pairing it with two wines. I can't wait to try it myself.

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