What is Barbaresco Wine and What Does it Taste Like?
1097Where is Barbaresco from and What are these wines made of? Barbaresco is an Italian wine region in the Northeast portion of Italy between Turin and Genoa. This wine is produced from Nebbiolo grapes. They are aged for a minimum of 2 years — at least 1 of which is in oak. These wines tend […]
What Are the Wines of the Loire Valley?
2822What are some of the standout wines coming from the Loire Valley? What makes this region special, and what advice might you give to those looking to visit the region in terms of where to go and what to try? What foods pair best with Loire Valley wines? Loire valley is vast – stretching from […]
What is Carménère Wine? What Does Carménère Wine Taste Like? What Are Good Carménère Food Pairings?
1770Carménère is a medium bodied savory red wine originating from France, but now predominantly produced in Chile. The name for the grape was derived from the French word for crimson “carmin” referring to the bright crimson autumn leaves of the vines prior to leaf fall. It was originally planted in the Medoc ..
What are the best Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings? In terms of regional wine styles, does this affect the food pairing?
2642First, when pairing wines and food, I always suggest eating and drinking what you like, but many people like some help in discovering what can create those amazing food matches. Consider the intensity of your wine or food and go from there. Cabernet Sauvignon is a big wine with intense flavor, full body ..
What Are the Best Foods to Pair with Champagne?
7831There are few foods that do not pair with Champagne! The rule of thumb is that any food with salt, butter, oil, or fat will work well. Some of my favorites pairings are a toasty, Brut-style of Champagne with a rotisserie chicken, or a Brut rose with pepperoni pizza… but truffle fries are always a […]