Category: Pairings

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.

My obligatory Thanksgiving wine pairing post

It seems that you can't traverse the web these days without tripping over an article about pairing wine with turkey or a Thanksgiving dinner. Why should I be any different? I like Thanksgiving and I like wine and I have ...

Rhone and Ribs

This video from Wine Spectator had me drooling by combining two of my absolute favorite flavors, Rhone wines and short ribs. This is a marriage made in heaven! If anyone wants to spring for these two wines, I will cook ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 2 – Shallots)

The first installment in this series discussed the importance of having a few high quality pans. Admittedly, despite being a necessity for the home chef, high quality pans are a big investment. Happily, the star of this article is much ...

Poached Figs with Marscapone and Banfi Rosa Regale

Banfi Rosa Regale is fairly unique sparkling wine, at least in my experience. It is sweet and low in acid, with  flavors and aromas of rose, raspberry, black cherry, strawberry and plum. The mouth feel is both creamy and sparkling, ...

Delicious Egg Dish

This recipe is a favorite in my house, even with my egg hating wife. As usual, feel free to substitute ingredients and make this your own recipe. Serrano ham or Canadian bacon would be great instead the pancetta this version ...

Wine and Cheese Pairing Article

I came across a good article on pairing wine with cheese.  It has (mostly) very good, practical advice, as this isn't as easy as it sounds. Although, for wine and cheese lovers, it is hard to make a really bad ...

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