Category Archives: PAIRING WINE AND FOOD

Symbiotic Synergies And Subsequent ‘Sins Of The Sommelier’

It may come as a surprise to the nine or ten regular ‘followers’ of this column, but I hate big words. I’m not really all that big on small words either—I find that they are constantly getting in my way … Continue reading

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‘A Cask Of Amontillado’ For My Funky Valentine

Thinking pink?  Or, red instead?  The usual Valentine wine line? This year, consider considering outside the Whitman Sampler® box. Of course, most columns written about this over-written-about subject will lean toward recommending wines that pair well with chocolate, and not … Continue reading

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Pairing Wine With Spices: The ‘It’ Flavors Of 2012

Once a year, the multibillion dollar spice spigot called McCormick & Co. releases a sprinkle of predictions about what flavors will be in vogue during upcoming months—a compilation collected by their posse of parlously picky palate probers including staff chefs, … Continue reading

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Salads with Wine: Tossing Out Some New Ideas

I think we can all be pretty confident that Adam and Eve served wine in the Garden of Eden.  Otherwise, what kind of Paradise would it have been? Eating ultra-fresh salad in the spring and early summer is often reminiscent … Continue reading

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Getting Sauced: Pairing Wine With the Mother Sauces

Besides extraordinary palates, what do George Escoffier, Antonin Carême, Julia Child, Paul Prudhomme and Masaharu Morimoto have in common? They were all sauciers—which means they could make a mother of a sauce. Mother sauces are at the foundation of classical … Continue reading

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Wine with Chili Dogs: A Match Made In Purgatory and/or Detroit

Before we delve into the painfully pedantic and mind-numbingly dull world of grape juice, I vote that we take a moment to consider something that is really close to all of our fat-clogged, oxygen-starved tickers: The Coney Island Hot Dog. … Continue reading

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Fin Vin: Serving Wine With Fish

Throughout the summer and fall, choose a seacoast, find a river bank with a fast riffle or slow eddy or plant yourself in the middle of a fresh water lake anywhere in the United States and chances are that there’s … Continue reading

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