10 Exciting Rosé Wines to Try

Author: Colleen Graham Learn to Appreciate Pink Wine Again S&C Design Studios Pretty in pink, rosé wines are far more diverse than you may suspect. While it's often associated with the sweetness of an inexpensive White Zinfandel, there is so much more to discover! From sparkling bubbles to dry French Provençal rosés, this style of wine is no one-trick-pony. Rosé is an exciting category in wine today. It's made all over the world and from all varietals of grapes; though they're different, strawberries are a common flavor and all are excellent for food pairings. When you're ready to dive into [...]

2019-02-16T23:02:12+00:00February 17th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

TASTE TALK: White wines for seafood

Author: Sarah Singleton The sun may have set on summer but there's no reason why you can can't flip-flop among the array of bright whites on the shelves right now. With our fishmongers' stalls laden with mussels, oysters, crab and plaice, and scallops and monkfish on the menu too, there's oceans of choice for a seaworthy supper. And to rekindle holiday moments, we've sailed through the aisles and shortlisted some heavier whites to pair with fisherman's pie and seasonal seafood, along with some crisp, tangy whites for shellfish... 1. Taste the Difference Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2017, France (£7.50, Sainsbury's): [...]

2019-02-09T19:10:40+00:00February 10th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Wine: A perfect wine-match for a seafood platter

Author: Dawn Egan   Cote de Charme Sauvignon Blanc, Alsace, France (£9, M&S) Taste the Difference Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2017, France (£7.50, Sainsbury's) You'd be hard pushed to find a better match for a seafood platter than a breezy, bone-dry Muscadet (from the Loire Valley), with its zingy freshness and light, lemony character. Flavours of crisp lemon, apple and melon are well balanced with a good minerally edge and fresh acidity. A must with moules mariniere and crusty French bread to dip in the white wine sauce, you can almost sense the sea spray hitting the deck. Cote de [...]

2019-02-02T22:56:31+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Wine Pairing With Seafood: What To Drink With Shrimp, Oysters and Sea Urchin

Author: Simone Zeni "White wine goes with fish." How many times have you heard this phrase? In recent years, this rule has been challenged by a few sommeliers who have found a handful of red wines that, surprisingly, pair well with seafood. We've already established that favorites like spaghetti with shrimp and ceviche pair beautifully with sauvignon blanc, but what should you drink with oysters, sea urchin and other raw seafood? We asked two experts: Mario Buia and Virginia Stifani who, among other things, are husband and wife, and are the expert sommeliers at Al Porto Ristorante Cruderia in Cervia, a coastal town along the Eastern coast [...]

2019-01-26T20:33:18+00:00January 27th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

5 Red Wines to Enjoy with Seafood

Author: Ilkka Siren "Red for meat and white for fish" is going out the window with these delicate and extremely delicious red wines to match with seafood. Wine and seafood is a match made in heaven. Tasty sparkling wines and nuanced whites are an obvious and undoubtedly delicious pair with some good seafood. But what about red wine? It might not be the most popular choice with a plate of oysters or sushi, but there is no denying that there are red wines that pair well with certain delicacies from the big blue. Most wine drinkers think about a juicy steak [...]

2019-01-19T22:00:09+00:00January 20th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Why Pair Wine with Your Meal?

Author: Thierry Pradines For centuries Europeans from wine growing regions such as Italy, France and Spain have been drinking wine every day with their lunch and dinner. Wine is almost a food group in these countries and its benefits to your health are well known. The traditional, locally grown foods of a particular region were paired with its locally grown wines for centuries because that’s what was available. When making pairing selections, our ancestors also took into consideration a wine’s body, tannin and acidity and how these reacted with foods. We now have the science to explain why these pairings [...]

2019-01-13T00:25:44+00:00January 13th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Wine (and Beer) to Pair with Gumbo

Author: Kristin Donnelly   © Con Poulos   Gumbo brings together so many different flavors—dark, rich roux; vegetal okra and green peppers; tangy tomatoes. And that’s not to mention spicy sausage and seafood. When pairing wine with gumbo, you’ll want to think about the main ingredients as well as the heat level to get to the best match.  With seafood gumbos. Shellfish and zippy white wines are usually a no brainer pairing, but that’s not the case with gumbo. Because of the stew’s richness, you’ll want to choose whites with some body and texture. Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley [...]

2019-01-05T19:20:15+00:00January 6th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

An Illustrated Guide To Pairing Wine & Seafood

Author: Aliza Kellerman   The perfect seafood dinner can only be improved by adding a stunning ocean view in the background, and a glass of wine on the side. While there are some classic wine and fish pairings out there, we wanted to be extra thorough and make sure that no matter what kind of aquatic dish you’re enjoying, you’re sure to know the right kind of wine to pour. Like any other food, the wine pairings for fish depend on the fish’s texture, taste, and aroma. If that intimidates you, don’t worry: you don’t have to be a marine [...]

2018-12-29T19:10:21+00:00December 30th, 2018|Wine|0 Comments

Sponsored: Bring a Taste of Tuscany to Your Holiday Dinner Table With These Amazing Wine Pairings

Author: Gary Duff Sassoregale Sangiovese When pairing with the decadent flavors of Sassoregale's Sangiovese red wine, keep in mind the rich and diverse history of the drink. Not only does Sangiovese have depth and personality, but it requires the proper companion to bring out its most vibrant aspects. Before dinner, Sangiovese is the perfect accompaniment to Tuscan prosciutto and salami as well as blue cheese, fontina, mozarella, and parmesan. So start the meal off light, with a smattering of small plates that include these items. At the dinner table, complement the wine with lusty main courses such as roasted beef, [...]

2018-12-22T14:26:02+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Wine|0 Comments

12 Tips for the Best Food & Wine Pairings: A Cheat Sheet

Author: Tracy-Lynne MacLellan Figuring out what style of wine to drink with what you’re eating is often a daunting task. Here are a few helpful wine pairing tips to simplify your decision-making. When it comes to food and wine pairings, ultimately it’s personal preference, but these tips should make your dining experience a little better. Image Source: https://www.pexels.com/@rawpixel   Your Food & Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet The point of this food and wine pairing list is to enhance both the food and the wine so they show their very best flavours and textures. Your dining experience can go from good [...]

2018-12-14T22:42:30+00:00December 16th, 2018|Wine|0 Comments