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Best Food Pairings for Claret Best Food Pairings for Claret Best Food Pairings for Claret Best Food Pairings for Claret

Best Food Pairings for Claret


Looking for food pairings for that Claret? Whether it's a Merlot-based or Cabernet-based Claret, it will go best with specific vegetables...

Perfect Pairings for German Riesling Perfect Pairings for German Riesling Perfect Pairings for German Riesling Perfect Pairings for German Riesling

Perfect Pairings for German Riesling


German Rieslings fall under Kabinett, Spatlese, Auslese and Beerenauslese in either Troken or Halbtroken styles and these all pair well...

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How To Pair Wine With Dessert


As the color of the dessert gets darker, so should the color of the wine. The wine should be as sweet as the dessert, with enough acidity...

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How to Match Cheese With Wine


Years ago, pairing wine with cheese was considered a no-brainer. You simply followed a rule that red wine goes with hard cheese and white...

Nero d'Avola: The Wine Designed for Red Sauces Nero d'Avola: The Wine Designed for Red Sauces Nero d'Avola: The Wine Designed for Red Sauces Nero d'Avola: The Wine Designed for Red Sauces

Nero d'Avola: The Wine Designed for Red Sauces


Nero d'Avola is made from the Nero d'Avola grape, translated as Black of Avola, from the small town officially named Avola, located in...

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Independence Day Wine Cocktails


Everyone knows about Sangria, and you probably even have a favorite recipe for it. And if you don't, then we have one on here for you, just...

Summer Entertaining: Food and Wine Pairings of the Season Summer Entertaining: Food and Wine Pairings of the Season Summer Entertaining: Food and Wine Pairings of the Season Summer Entertaining: Food and Wine Pairings of the Season

Summer Entertaining: Food and Wine Pairings of the Season


Melon and Proscuito Wraps are sweet, salty, juicy snacks and pair best with a dry Rosé. medium-bodied, floral white wine like an Argentine...

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Wine Ice Cream & Other Fun Ways to Enjoy Wine this Summer


For instance, adding a Cabernet Sauvignon to a dark chocolate ice cream is a good pairing, as the wine has bold enough flavors to contrast...

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Discovering Italy's Island Wines


Italy is surrounded by 80 islands. Though most its world-class wine comes from the mainland, there are lesser-known varieties to be found...

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5 Wine Apps Worth Trying


Wine Quick Picks is a free app available for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app includes lists like, 100 Widely Available Store Wines and...

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How to Rate the Wine You Drink and Discover Alternatives to Top-Rated Wines


We’re all familiar with Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel of California, Riesling of Germany, Sangiovese of Italy or Super Tuscans, Pinot...

Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose

Christmas Wines to Pair with Everything from Gingerbread to Goose


Some of the wines we pair for Christmas are fortified wines, like Port and Sherry... A savory roast goose with its rich fatty meat pairs...

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Put Down the Sweet Red: How to Drink Fine Wine


while there isn’t anything wrong with drinking a glass of sweet red, sweet reds on their own won’t help you develop your wine palate. For...

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Wine Tasting 101


Slurp, swish and swoosh wine to get the maximum flavor and use descriptors to describe your experience. Keep a tasting journal, observe the...