- There’s a wine for every food
and a food for every wine!
- The secret is in the sauce…
and the preparation!
While some insist drink what you like, and pair the wine you like with the food you like BUT while you MAY like it, and everybody’s chemistry is different, some pairings are A+, others awful, and some just all right.
What I like isn’t always what Sue likes. She loves jalapeños, onions, celery; I don’t. In fact, I have a hard time digesting green peppers and onions. I’m not fond of celery, and I really find that celery seed has a strong flavor that hangs around and doesn’t do well with wine.
Over the years of pairing and writing about food and wine pairings has taught us a few tricks– especially when pairing wines with vegetarian dishes.
WINE PREDATOR’S TOP 10 TRICKS FOR FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Continue reading
Success often comes at a price, but at Reyneke, it’s important that their success does not cost the earth or people. So says Johan Reyneke. Instead, the goal of Reyneke wines is for both planet and people to flourish.
To achieve this goal, Reyneke ONLY produces organic and biodynamic wines– Continue reading
The 2020 Slow Wine USA Guide covers 285 US wineries; Deborah Parker Wong is the US Coordinating Editor
“Speed became our shackles. We fell prey to the same virus: ‘the fast life.'”
“In the name of productivity, the ‘fast life’ has changed our lifestyle and now threatens our environment and our land (and city) scapes.
“Against those – or, rather, the vast majority – who confuse efficiency with frenzy, we propose the vaccine of an adequate portion of sensual gourmandise pleasures, to be taken with slow and prolonged enjoyment.” Carlo Petrini, SLOW FOOD MANIFESTO
Earth Day is Every Day,
so they say.
But it isn’t always easy
to live that way…
Fortunately, there are Continue reading
“Tonight?” he asked in accented English. “You want to stay tonight?”
“Yes,” we assured him, “yes please.” It was about 8pm and we’d be there as soon as we could.
On that gray fall day, our morning began early in Hautvillers, Champagne, Continue reading
Phillipe Lancelot’s Biodynamic Vineyard in Champagne
True or False: Conventionally grown wine grapes use more pesticides than most other crops.
True. Not too surprising either that pesticides put the health of farm workers, wildlife and neighboring communities at risk. Pesticides are such a huge problem in Champagne that the region has some of the most polluted water in the world according to Champagne expert Caroline Henry. And people are starting to say NO: In 2014, when teachers and students at a rural school in Bordeaux exposed to these toxic chemicals had to be hospitalized, winemakers faced strong public pressure and protests, which forced the wine industry in France to evolve more rapidly to expand organic farming methods.
True or False: Organic and biodynamic wines score higher than conventionally grown wines.
I’m here to tell you today about a Pinot Noir named Rastaban. But first I have to tell you about Hera and the legend of Ladon the Dragon. Continue reading