In 2020, here on Wine Predator I published over 150 blog posts with over 222,000 words where we discussed the over 300 wines Sue Hill and I tasted and usually paired with food, writing about what worked and what didn’t.
Gotta say, just about every pairing we did in 2020 was a success so it’s challenging to choose. Lots to be grateful for.
I asked Sue which were her favorite wines from 2020, and she said, “As always for me, it is about the food as well as the wine, and the experience of both together. I picked out the following 20 that stood out to me. Not in any particular order, just my favorite wine food pairing posts of the year.”
Sue’s 20 Favorite Wine and Food Pairings of 2020
(in no particular order and linked to the original post)
- Carmenere: the Vine that Masqueraded as Merlot in Chile
- A Zinfandel for Everyone and Every Occasion: Happy Zinfandel Day 2020.
We both loved that biodynamic Bartholomew rose of zin.
- So Voila! Alice Paillard and her Father’s Champagne House
- Rhône Roam #2 Grenache Day.
Loved both wines and the meal.
- A Visit to Loire with Thierry Puzelat
- Summer Dinner with Rosato Emila-Romagna, Tuscany, Sicily
- Go ahead, Give in, Acquiesce to these Rhône whites from Lodi Ca
- Meatloaf and #Merlotme with Sonoma’s Selby and Columbia Valley’s L’Ecole No 41
- Orange wines from CA and Italy by accident and on purpose with pairings
- 3 bottles of bubbles from Val D’ Oca paired with crab butternut bisque and polenta lobster speck shrimp.
- Introduce a friend to French wine #1: Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Comforting Cassoulet
- Introduce a friend to French wine #2: Loire’s St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOC Les Quarterones
- Napa Flora Springs 2015 Trilogy, 2018 Soliloquy 2020 new release party
- For sweethearts and friends: fondue, croissant casserole, 3 Alsace wines
- A wine lovers gift guide two festive wines
The Rangeland Mistletoe was so yummy!
- Brachetto d Acqui and Grandma’s Biscotti with red wine poached cherries, marscapone
- Cava, Prosecco, Champagne oh my! Four sparkling wines to try this summer with zucchini fritters.
- Curious about Carignan?
- Godfather III Turley zin vs Barricone primitivo
- Beyond Prosecco: try these sustainable sparkling wines from Italy’s Erbaluce, Franciacorta, Lambrusco, Pignoletto.
Here’s a bonus because I can’t believe that she didn’t include the cheese post!
Watch for my Top 20 Wines from 2020 up soon! Cheers!