Set to be released over the next few months, here is a preview of the best Montefalco Sagrantino 2015 bottles of Umbria.
Meaning “primitive” or “early” Primitivo is an Italian grape that tends to ripen early in the season. It’s robust, refined and having a comeback. Here are three bottles to try made with the Primitivo grape.
Whether you are hosting friends or just enjoying the Oscars on your own couch, these popcorn and wine pairings from Will and Coral Frischkorn of Cured in Boulder are about to knock your socks off. Sweet, salty and gourmet, each pairing will make your tastebuds sing.
No matter the reason you’re pinching pennies, you don’t have to give up wine completely and you definitely don’t have to drink bad wine to stick to your budget. Check out these two high-quality Chilean red wines that you can find for around $15 or less.
Skip the expensive pre fixe menus, the tacky decor and the rushed service and enjoy these romantic Valentine’s Day wine pairings at home with your number one.
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Sip a red, white or rosé wine from Costières de Nîmes, an appellation in Southern Rhône, and you will be immediately transported to the old world vineyards. Here are a few bottles to start with.
A wine that represents California’s beautiful farmland? That may sound weird or boring, but stay with us! Winemaking always sounds so idyllic and romantic, but farming? Not so much. We tried Elysian, an organic California Merlot that highlights all the crucial parts of farming, growing grapes and the land itself. It’s delicious and its story is beautiful and important too.
Don’t just serve the usual bubbles at your New Year’s Eve shindig, open a bottle of Prosecco Superiore. This high-quality sparkling wine is the perfect way to elevate a low key night at home ringing in 2019 or to bring to a gathering with friends.
Paired with a light and fruity Beaujolais, these soft, gluten free, Sweet Potato-Ginger Cupcakes with a ginger frosting are a delightful way to end any supper or holiday gathering.
You’ve probably had Italy’s most popular sparkling wine, Prosecco, before. But how much do you really know about it and selecting a great bottle? Take Your Prosecco Game Up a Notch in Time for the Holidays.
As one of Israel’s most influential and award-winning winemakers, Victor Schoenfeld of Golan Heights Winery is renowned as a pioneer of modern winemaking in the country.
Mushroom Bruschetta with Triple Cream Brie, Sage and Truffle Oil – a surprisingly easy appetizer that tastes amazing and looks elegant! Plus, it pairs perfectly with sparkling Prosecco Superiore wine.
Located in central France, a breathtaking part of Europe, Loire Valley wines are fresh, fruity and food-friendly. Here are five fast facts and why you should be drinking more wine from the region.
Make your holiday dinner special with a flavorful bacon-wrapped pork roast served next to perfectly roasted potatoes, garlicky sautéed spinach and a glass of Santa Cristina Rosso Toscana wine.
Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. might be bubbly like Champagne, but it couldn’t be more different. Discover this high-quality sparkling wine with a story that starts in the vineyard.
This easy winter cheeseboard paired with Beaujolais wine makes holiday entertaining a snap. Plus, to sure to check out the recipe for a five-minute pomegranate chèvre cheeseball.
A hearty winter dish of Lamb Ragu Pappardelle is a delicious taste of Tuscany to pair with an IGT wine, Santa Cristina Rosso 2016, which provides another taste of the land.
There are few things better than having a guest show up at your door with a bottle of bubbles. A bottle of Prosecco Superiore wine, to be exact.
Elevate your holiday gathering or winter dinner party with an array of Prosecco Superiore bottles that are perfect with so many festive foods.
Host a sweet and simple, adults-only party of festive cookie decorating and Beaujolais wine. It’s seasonal, relaxing and so fun.
To Sommeliers, arguably the most knowledgeable wine people in the world, how do Grenache wines from Europe rank? We chatted with three different wine professionals to hear what they love about these European wines and how they like to pair them with food.
This Snowball Mulled Wine float is an easy and fun holiday drink made from chai, red wine, honey, orange juice, spices, fruit, and vanilla ice cream. It’s perfect for the holidays and other wintertime entertaining events!
Your holiday menu can be easy to serve and still be bursting with elegance, classic foods and great wine for your next holiday gathering.
Rather than going out, get into hibernation mode and have a date night at home. Spend an evening in the kitchen together making homemade pappardelle pasta with roasted winter squash and a perfectly paired bottle of Loire Valley wine.
Who doesn’t love cuddling up by the fireplace on a cold day?! Check out how to have a festive fireside picnic with Beaujolais Wines, a fun take on grilled cheese and other perfect bites.
Looking for a wine that will pair effortlessly with all of the festive food on the table? Celebrate the holidays with Beaujolais wine.
Entertaining during the holiday season can be a blast or it can seem daunting. Check out these holiday entertaining tips complete with appetizer recipes that pair with the ever-festive Prosecco Superiore wine for a stress-free, yet elegant, holiday gathering.
Dig into this stunning side dish of stuffed butternut squash paired with a Vouvray wine from the Loire Valley.
Check out these fast Garnacha/Grenache pairing tips so you have one less thing to think about this season. Grab a few and store them in the pantry so you never show up empty-handed to a gathering and so you have a bottle on hand to offer to your holiday guests.
These Rosemary Goat Cheese Gougères are the perfect party bite, especially when paired with a high-quality Loire Valley wine.
One of the best ways to toast to the season is with an inspired happy hour right at home. One of the best ways to share unique flavors and sips is with a appetizer and Prosecco pairing.
This grilled Duck is decadent with a hazelnut crust and topped with an elegant red wine sauce. It’s the perfect pairing for a Chinon (Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley of France) and a cozy fall evening.
Whether you are searching for a random bottle for your Friday night, a perfect pairing with your holiday meal, or a gift for a wine lover, check out our current favorite bottles coming our of California.
It’s inevitable that after Thanksgiving, there will be leftovers. Check out these three easy sandwiches to make with that leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing. The best part? Each sandwich pairs easily with a Beaujolais wine.
This sweet and savory Apple and Bacon Stuffing is the best of both worlds. Sweet apples and cranberries paired with savory herbs and bacon then baked into a warm Thanksgiving stuffing… DELICIOUS! Plus, it’s the perfect pair with a glass of Vinho Verde wine, a wine that is ideal with all of your Thanksgiving dishes.
Mushroom and Butternut Lasagna with Sage- a delicious vegetarian or vegan main dish, perfect for the Thanksgiving! Bring it to all your coming gatherings and potlucks. It can be made ahead and served with Beaujolais wine for a seriously beautiful pairing.
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The holidays are getting closer and it’s time to entertain. These Prosciutto Wrapped Pears with Manchego are easy to make when last minutes guests arrive. They are two bites of sweet and savory heaven, especially when paired with a Beaujolais wine.
These wine and cheese board ideas for fall will help you create a gorgeous charcuterie board that’s delicious, seasonal, functional and pairs well with wine.
It’s soup season and we are serious about soup season. To go with so many of our hearty, warm bowls, we have picked out a wine to pair. This Italian bottle is perfect to take your usual soup night to a whole new level of special.
One says Garnacha, another bottle reads Grenache. What gives? How can a grape be both Spanish and French? It’s European! Let’s dive into the wonderful world of Garnacha/Grenache wines!
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Irresistible Italian casarecce pasta is tossed with fork-tender braised beef, cooked low and slow in red wine, with porcini mushrooms and a sprinkle of pecorino cheese. Truly unforgettable when paired with Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore.
If you’ve ever spent time studying a wine label, you might have noticed that some European wines have a special logos, stamps and acronyms. But what do they mean? Check out these tips to hacking a Garnacha wine label’s meaning.
November 8th has been dubbed “International Tempranillo Day.” Being the main grape of Rioja, check out a few food and Rioja wine pairings, featuring Tempranillo, to celebrate with.
We’re busy. You’re busy. It’s a crazy time of the year! Just because you don’t have time to cook a big dinner, doesn’t mean you can’t have a nice meal paired with wine. Check out these takeout and Garnacha wine duos.
Fall is the perfect time to escape in your warm kitchen and spend a cozy evening at home with your family or friends. Check out these delicious fall food and wine pairings and get ready to host a spectacular meal.
Clams swimming in a vibrant red broth bring a perfect balance of tang and heat! This Portuguese Spiced Clams dish is the perfect cold weather meal. You definitely need some rustic bread to swipe that delicious sauce off the bowl and a good Vinho Verde wine for pairing. And it takes less than 15 minutes to put it together.
Having been in the winemaking world for over 150 years, the Rothschild family is known for their quality French wines. But did you know they also have labels and vineyards in Argentina and Chile? Here’s while we love their South American wines.
Creating a European tapas spread revolving around Garnacha/Grenache wines: a delicacy from the old world
This Instant Pot Bean Soup with Pesto is made with chickpeas and tomatoes. It’s vegetarian friendly, super delicious and cooks up quick in your pressure cooker. Pair it with a glass of wine and your soup night will feel quite special.
It’s fall in Milan. Good food means root vegetables, sweet onions, heavier pasta and a bit of meat with a depth of flavor created by cooking for many hours over low heat, like this recipe for Cappelletti and Pork Ribs.
Alex Guarnaschelli creates winter recipes using Robert Mondavi Woodbridge wine such as Vegetable Lasagna, Onion Sausage and Apple Stuffing
You might have a different opinion, but based on what we have been tasting, Merlot is back! It has returned from it’s boring, stuffy world to be bright, beautiful and interesting.
Yes, there is really is a wine for every occasion. And we love that! We chose a bottle of Côtes du Rhône wine to go with all of your fall festivities, even the chocolate you will nibble on while you wait for tick-or-treaters.
You’ve probably sipped wines from the Italian Piedmont region, most likely a red wine, such as a Barolo, but have you had a sparkling Piedmont wine? Alta Langa is a beautiful, artisan and dry sparkling wine that is sure to delight.
This Brussel Sprout and Prosciutto Pizza screams of fall! The brussel sprouts have a lovely roasted flavor while the prosciutto and feta add a salty punch. This pizza is perfect for all your Fall entertaining goals, especially when paired with Geyser Peak Winery Sauvignon Blanc.
Hailing from California’s North Coast, Meiomi, has debuted their first ever sparkling wine made in the méthode champenoise. Here’s what we thought!
Garnacha aka Grenache aka “The Mediterranean Grape” is one of the world’s oldest grape varietals. Being extremely versatile and delicious, it’s a classic for a reason. This famed can be found growing in countries around the globe, but truly thrives in its hometown European regions in northeastern Spain and southern France.