Love them or loathe them, truffles are undoubtedly some of the most majestic ingredients on the planet. But, with a changing climate and an aging cohort of specialist truffle hunters, the future of this rare delicacy is uncertain. Sophie Thorpe explores Truffles: small, gnarly things. Equally ugly and alluring. Pungently intoxicating. Deliciously rare – and…
Few among us can look upon eggplant parmigiana without salivating. Rich and acidic, layered with cheese, tomato sauce, and, of course, eggplant, most gastronomers can agree: this Italian dish is simply delicious.
A dish so rich and unexpectedly complex deserves to be paired with the best—foods, as well as drinks. Below, we’ll discuss a few of our favorite wine pairings with eggplant parmigiana, as well as how to discover new favorite pairings of your own.
In this post, we provide a simple, straightforward overview of tried and true wine pairings for vegetarian and vegan food. We’ll also cover how to identify whether a wine is vegan or vegetarian friendly, and we’ll share some tips for pairing wines and foods not found on our quick reference list.
Chicken piccata is the epitome of simple elegance. In essence, piccata is nothing more than tenderized meat that is dredged in flour, browned with butter, and doused with a lemony sauce. While it began as its own course following a pasta dish, today chicken piccata is often served over pasta or rice, sometimes white wine, capers, and savory aromatics mixed into the sauce.
For discerning epicureans, a poor food and wine pairing can be very disappointing, especially when it comes to a sumptuous dish like lobster. However, finding the perfect wine to serve with lobster isn’t always easy. With a little preparatory research and planning, though, you can avoid an otherwise unsavory process of trial and error. Below, we’ll discuss the basics of pairing wine and lobster dishes and share a few prime recommendations.
If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing food and wine pairing, it’s hard to go wrong with Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s Napa Valley. Many of these wines are powerful, high in alcohol, and fruit-forward, balanced by bracing acidity and prominent oak. The finest Napa Valley Cabernet is bold and acidic enough to stand up to the heartiest dishes but also complex and interesting enough to serve on its own or with simple hors d’oeuvres. It’s very easy to find a great Napa Cabernet food pairing and there are a few classic pairings every wine enthusiast should try at least once. The foods in this pairing guide will bring out the best flavors in your Cabernet Sauvignon; we’ll also suggest some more unusual pairings that are sure to impress your dinner guests.
MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -2018 Château Montrose -2014 Château Montrose -2010 Château Montrose -2009 Château Montrose -2003 Château Montrose When a family member or friend offers up a bottle of Château Montrose, any doubt that the evening will be memorable should immediately fade. Though not classified as a first-growth Bordeaux, the estate’s passion for perfecting…
Whatever your reason for wanting to buy a bottle of Krug Champagne or open one you’ve had in your cellar for years, your thoughts have likely started drifting towards food—if they’re not there already. Food and Champagne go hand in hand. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or just putting together a great dinner, picking the right dish to go with a bottle of Champagne—and vice versa—can feel like a momentous decision.
Whether you’re planning on cooking a romantic meal from scratch or you have dinner reservations at an upscale restaurant, a fine bottle of wine can make your Valentine’s Day celebration all the more memorable. Thoughtfully planned Valentine’s Day food and wine pairings are a simple way to personalize this holiday and create lasting memories with the person you love.