Food and Wine Pairing Tips

PERFECT BBQ & WINE PAIRINGS: BBQ Chicken: Spicy Zinfandel or an off-dry Riesling will complement all the flavors in the sauce.Grilled Chicken: A crisp Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc is the way to go.Grilled Steaks: Cabernet is a classic match. A full-bodied red blend is a great choice too.Portabella Mushroom Burgers: Juicy Syrah will show […]

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a funny, funny grape that makes funny, funny wines. Only Pinot Noir can have fruits like cherry alongside descriptors like “forest floor” and “mushroom”. It is truly a beautiful juxtaposition of flavors and aromas. Although lighter in body, Pinot has some weight behind it and can stand up to some meat dishes.

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Riesling might be one of the more misunderstood wines. In the U.S. it varies a lot in style, and many produce a very sweet Riesling that has almost become the “norm” for Riesling style in the U.S. Truth is, Rieslings from Europe are often very minimally sweet, and this wine’s balance of acidity and sweetness

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Sauvignon Blanc

This crisp, lighter white wine is known for having a high level of acidity and a lot of citrus. It is a great wine to pair with dishes that are lighter yet still packed full of flavor, and the herbaceous qualities often found in the wine often bring out the herbs in a dish. Here

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