Wine

Grilling Wines: Best Pairings for Medium Rare Steak

It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. And here at Honest Cooking, we…

It’s Winter – These are the Chardonnays you Should be Drinking

We know the winter months often tend to bring out the reds, and we’re certainly…

Where to Drink Great Wine on the OBX

While the Outer Banks of North Carolina have long been famous for their seemingly endless…

30 Wonderful Winter Sparklers

The Holidays are long over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop drinking sparkling…

The 65 Best Grilling Wines for End of Summer

There’s still plenty of time to keep your grilling game going, and we’ve compiled a…

Meritage Wine Bar – Coastal and Mediterranean Influences in Long Island

Izabela Jay visits Meritage Wine Bar in Nassau, Long Island, and comes away reminded of…

The 65 Best Summer Whites, Rosés and Sparklers

It’s pretty simple, as long as the temperature is above 40F, we’ll pretty much consider…

California Wines for Any Summer Meal

California wine is a crossroad between diverse viticultural history and viticultural potential. These excellent wines…

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Summer Wine Pairings You Absolutely Need to Try

If you’re getting bored of the usual light white wines often used for a summer…

Our Favorite Spring Sparklers

Spring is here, and although it is the strangest time most of us have ever…

Our Favorite Oaked Wines Right Now

Sometimes oak gets a bad rap in wine, but here at the website – we…

Simple Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing Ideas

Skip the box of chocolates and over the top gifts for Valentine’s Day. Instead impress…

The 15 Best Sparkling Wines for the End of the Decade

With Christmas out of the way, we can turn our wine focus towards bubbles for…

Perfect Pinot Noirs for your Holiday Table

Every season is Pinot season for us, but there’s something particularly magical about a good bottle of velvety, berry packed, well balanced grape juice around the Holidays.

Sonoma County Drives the Sustainability Movement

Luxury fun while engaging sustainable farmers and wine vendors that embrace sustainability in Sonoma in…

Our 20 Favorite Rosés for End of Summer

We don’t care if summer is almost over. We love rosé and we will continue…

45 Charming Summer Chardonnays

Oh Chardonnay, how we love thee! From creamy to crispy, you’re always there for us.…

Perfect Wines to Pair with Different Cuisines

Are you making Italian, Mediterranean or Spanish food for dinner? Check out these wine tips to find the perfect pair.

A Rosé for Every Summer Occasion

Rosé wine has become a summer, and really a year round, staple in our world. It’s refreshing, food-friendly and perfect with all of summer’s most casual and fancy occasions. Here are some favorite bottles and pairings.

Our 20 Favorite Summer Sparklers

You say summer, we say BUBBLES! Bring us your sparklers, and we will consume them…

Perfect Summer Food Pairings with a Glass of Minuty Rosé

Rev up the summer season with Rosé. Not just any Rosé, go all in with…

Three Summer Recipes that are Perfect with a Bottle of Wine

Looking for the perfect food and wine pairing for a summer party? Check out these summer recipes and the refreshing bottle of wine that pairs perfectly with each.

Summer Sips: Rosé from Rioja

Warm weather and sunny pool days have us pretty much constantly craving a good bottle of rosé. Celebrate summer with delicious rosé wines from Rioja with Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes as the stars of each sip.

Three Actually Good French Rosés for Less Than $15

We love rosé wine. There have been bottles that have truly wooed us, and others that have bored us to tastebud death. This quick guide is here to help you take the guess work out of choosing your next bottle of rose. Check out these three actually good French rosés that are all less than $15.

The Perfect Wine with Grilled Pizza

If you’re anything like us, you’re obsessed with grilled pizza. It’s such a delicious food to eat on repeat this summer and this is the perfect wine to pair with it.

A Chianti Wine Producer’s Tribute to Women: Sensi Tua Rosa

In their quest for producing excellent wines that best represents their land and philosophy, Sensi Vini added a new wine label that they have dedicated to women.

Wines Perfect for Every Type of Easter Dish

Check out these perfect wine pairings for every favorite Easter dish, from brunch to dinner, casual or festive.

California Sparkling Wines You Don’t Need a Special Occassion to Justify Popping

Do you usually save a bottle of bubbles for a holiday or special occasion? We’re guilty of this two, but Scharffenberger Cellars is out to change that. Check out this California sparkling wine that you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to come around before you pop it.

Carpineto, The Grand Wines of Tuscany : Montepulciano and Montalcino Estates

Impressive wines are coming out of Carpineto Winery in Tuscany.

The Perfect Wines for an Italian-Inspired Easter Brunch or Dinner

We love Easter. It’s a holiday that helps us stop and slow down and celebrate the change of the seasons. Easter is a big holiday in Italy, so we’ve come up with some delicious Italian wines that are perfect with Italian-inspired brunch or dinners for Easter.

The Great Red of Umbria: A Preview of Montefalco Sagrantino 2015

Set to be released over the next few months, here is a preview of the best Montefalco Sagrantino 2015 bottles of Umbria.

The Primitivo Grape and Three Wines to Try

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.

Red Carpet-Ready Popcorn and Wine Pairings for an Oscars Viewing Party

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.

Sticking to a Budget? Two Quality Chilean Red Wines We Love

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.

Romantic Valentine’s Day Wine Pairings

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.

Wines to Sip from the Old World of Southern Rhône

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.

Tasting The California Coastline through Wine

What lies between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the California coast? Agriculture, a ton of history and of course, wine. Take a taste of the California coastline with Four Vines.

Elysian: A Wine Label Paying Homage to the Land

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.

“It All Starts with Wine” Debuts on Amazon Prime Video

Tune in to “It Starts With Wine”, a new wine series on Amazon that highlights lesser known wine regions making beautiful bottles.

Make Your New Year’s Festivities Sparkle with Prosecco Superiore

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.

Take Your Prosecco Game Up a Notch in Time for the Holidays

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.

No Recipe Required: Talking Food and Wine with Victor Schoenfeld of Golan Heights Winery

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.

Delicious Cheese Pairings with Beaujolais Wine

If are hosting guests this holiday season, you don’t want to miss this Beaujolais Wine and Cheese Pairing List for a Holiday Party. Essential for a great party!

5 Fast Facts about Loire Valley Wines and Why You Should Drink More of It

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.

Have a Date Night at Home with Crémant de Loire

Don’t have a ton of time for a full date night out? Open a bottle of sparkling Crémant de Loir and celebrate your love with a quick date night at home

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Roast

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.

Conegliano Valdobbiadene: The Italian Hillside That Brings Sparkle to a Celebration with Prosecco Superiore

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.

An Easy Winter Cheeseboard and Beaujolais Wine

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.

Lamb Ragu Pappardelle Meets IGT Rosso Santa Cristina Wine

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.

5 Reasons Why You Should Bring Prosecco Superiore to Every Gathering This Winter

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.

Festive Food Pairings with Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G.

Elevate your holiday gathering or winter dinner party with an array of Prosecco Superiore bottles that are perfect with so many festive foods.

Three Sommeliers on Why They Love Garnacha/Grenache Wines From Europe

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.

Family-Style Holiday Menu and Vinho Verde Wine Pairing

Your holiday menu can be easy to serve and still be bursting with elegance, classic foods and great wine for your next holiday gathering.

Date Night: Homemade Pappardelle with Winter Squash and Loire Valley Wine

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.

Cozy up to a Fireside Picnic

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.

Celebrate the Holidays with Beaujolais Wine

Looking for a wine that will pair effortlessly with all of the festive food on the table? Celebrate the holidays with Beaujolais wine.

Holiday Entertaining Tips and Appetizer Recipes

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.

Pomegranate and Balsamic-Stuffed Butternut Squash with Loire Valley Wine

Dig into this stunning side dish of stuffed butternut squash paired with a Vouvray wine from the Loire Valley.

Loire Valley Wines and Rosemary Goat Cheese Gougères

These Rosemary Goat Cheese Gougères are the perfect party bite, especially when paired with a high-quality Loire Valley wine.

Cozy Fall Dinner: Hazelnut-Crusted Grilled Duck with Red Wine Sauce and Loire Valley Wine

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.