Tag Archives: Wine

What We’re Craving This Month: Pizza

Pizza is one of those comfort foods that can deeply touch your soul. Even without toppings, that magnificent combination of chewy dough, robust sauce and gooey cheese creates something that is way more than the sum of its parts. Throw…
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The Anti-Pairing: Wines that go with Everything

Okay, maybe not everything….but most things. Ever been stuck with the responsibility of ordering wine for the table when one person is having chicken, another is having filet mignon, and yet another is having rare tuna? What about choosing wine…
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What We’re Craving This Month: Fall Pastas

While I understand that technically there are a couple more weeks of summer left to go, it couldn’t feel more like fall in NYC these days. The ever-too-frequent cold, gray, drizzliness makes me daydream about curling up with a good…
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The Best Wine You’ve Never Heard Of: Grignolino

I’m having a love affair with Grignolino, and you should be too. At the very first signs of spring I ditch my snow boots in favor of flip flops (I often end up with chilly toes as a result) and…
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What We’re Eating & Drinking Now

Grilled Pizzas with Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and Pancetta with Pinot Noir Considering all the time and effort we put into perfectly matching what we’re eating to what we’re drinking, sometimes it’s a real treat to stumble upon a pairing that…
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Fourth of July Spicy White Sangria

Here’s a spicy twist on white sangria. A subtle heat from a macerated habanero makes this cocktail irresistibly delicious! Start a day in advance and remove the habanero before serving! This is easiest if you tie it up in a little bundle of cheesecloth.
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Wines for Grilling Season

Omg, you guys, it’s finally grilling season! Since Emily’s been providing you with delectable summer recipes for the grill (seriously, how delicious did those ribs look?!), I thought I’d chime in with my recommendations for wines to match all things smoky and charred.
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Food & Wine Pairing 101: Acidity

The wines we reach for as the temperature rises tend toward the light and crisp side, rather than the rich and decadent. Well, it just so happens that these light, tart foods and crisp, refreshing wines work together perfectly. Why? It’s all about matching the acidity level of what you’re eating to that of what’s in your glass.
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Wine Styles: Old World vs. New World

It can be daunting for a wine novice to walk into a wine shop and pull an unfamiliar bottle from the shelf, confident in the fact that they know exactly how that wine will taste. We’ve all been there, but learn a few tips and you can choose with confidence, regardless of how cute the label is.
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Albariño, Palacio de Fefinanes, 2009, Riax Baixas, Spain

Even though it’s technically spring, Emily had to dig her car out from under six inches of snow yesterday morning, and I’m still cursing my light ‘seasonal transition’ jacket and wishing I’d grabbed my scarf and gloves before heading into…
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