Icewine and Fried Chicken

Icewine and Fried Chicken

Let’s just say this is a continuation of my attempt to indoctrinate everyone about the proper way to drink Icewine. Can we all say it together now … Icewine does not belong with dessert. Earlier this summer I had the opportunity pair up Riesling Icewine with one of my favorite recipes for Fried Chicken. When you go homemade it’s juicy, decadent and a huge step up from fast food fried chicken. The way I see…

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Chardonnay and Hummus

Chardonnay and Hummus

My biggest pet peeve with regards to wine is that often most people overthink what goes with what. Whether you stick to the simplest of rules red with red meat and white with white meat or freestyle your pairings once you have had the chance to taste a perfect wine and food pairing you finally start to get it. A perfectly paired dish with elevate both the wine and the food to another level. Chef…

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Valentine’s Day at Home – Easy Recipes with Simple Wine Pairings.

Valentine’s Day at Home – Easy Recipes with Simple Wine Pairings.

Let’s face it.  Valentine’s Day can be a pain if you don’t know how to cook.  If you didn’t make reservations ahead of time you could be stuck waiting for a table for a very long time.  I am here to save you… Not to mention if you eat at home you have more money to buy a better bottle of wine (yes… this is how my brain works… no… you shouldn’t be surprised).  Here…

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24 Hours in Lyon

24 Hours in Lyon

During my trip to France in November I had the chance to make a stopover in Lyon.  It’s hard not to fall in love at first sight with the food mecca of France.  The hard part once we were in the city was realizing we only had 24 hours to see the city.  The only mistake I made in planning my wine excursion to France was the fact that I didn’t spend more time in…

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Wine and Food January 30 – Lustau Sherry

Wine and Food January 30 – Lustau Sherry

Anyone who knows me, or has been to my house knows that there is always something going on in the kitchen.  I go out of my way to try a new recipe or two at least once a week.  I have long preached that you shouldn’t cook with anything you wouldn’t drink.  So I was a little surprised to find that I still had a bottle of “cooking sherry” on the shelf that I have…

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