What’s the best wine to drink with risotto? Ask Decanter

Author: Ellie Douglas What type of wine should you serve with risotto? We ask the experts… What wine should you drink with your risotto? Credit: Katerina Solovyeva / Alamy Stock Photo   Risotto and wine pairing – at-a-glance: A good all-rounder wine to try is a Gavi. Mushroom risotto works well with aged whites with earthy flavours Try a dry Sherry with seafood risotto Truffle risotto would work well with aged Chardonnay.   Risotto is a traditional Italian rice dish, originally from Piedmont, cooked slowly in stock and wine. For an easy all-round match, Fiona Beckett suggests going for Gavi, [...]

2019-04-20T19:58:59-05:00April 21st, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Beginner’s Guide to White Wine

Author: serafinaprod Do vast wine selections, either at the store or on a menu, have you a bit confused? Are you overwhelmed by so many grape types, the perfect food pairings, as well as the diversity of wine flavors? To narrow things down a bit, let’s start with some of the most popular white wines. Here’s a simple, easy to follow, white wine guide — just to get you started. The Beginner’s White Wine Guide Chardonnay By far, the most consumed white wine is Chardonnay. The flavors in a glass of Chardonnay are a blend of tart green apple, crisp [...]

2019-04-13T21:17:12-05:00April 14th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to Pairing Food and Wine

Author: Emma Alois With Valentine’s Day so close, now is the opportune time to talk about wine and food pairing menus. Believe it or not, any kind of restaurant can have one. Wine is more than a drink—it’s a flavor enhancer. Plus, offering a special menu presents numerous benefits to your restaurants. You can introduce new wines you purchased for the bar. You can test out new dishes before including them on the regular menu. Timid wine drinkers may be encouraged to explore new grapes, and they may grow comfortable ordering bottles of wine. Wine and food pairing creates a [...]

2019-04-06T20:06:10-05:00April 7th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Wine and Italian Food Pairing Guide

Author: serafinaprod   What goes better with Italian food than a great glass of wine? But there’s more to understanding wine pairing with Italian food than just choosing red, white, or blush. To make your next choice easier, here are a few Italian wine pairing tips to get you started. Are you ready? Let’s pour! Rosato and Prosciutto Italian Rosato — sometimes called blush, rose or summer wine — derives its beautiful pink color from just the perfect amount of time in contact with grape skins. This happens just before the wine would become a true red. Generally lighter, often [...]

2019-03-30T02:09:04-05:00March 31st, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Best Cabernet Sauvignon Under $100

Author: Stacy Slinkard   Steve Prezant / Getty Images   Six Cabs Worth the Cash   It's no secret that California Cabernet Sauvignon can get pretty pricey pretty quickly. While higher price points by no means guarantee that you'll like the wine more than your favorite $20 Cab, if you hit it right and select Cabs that are truly worth the extra cash you'll stack the odds in your favor.  So, here are eight Cabs that are worth the cash, year in and year out.  They are consistent, quality-driven Cabs - meaning they spend money on new oak, select grapes from premium growers or grow [...]

2019-03-23T17:58:50-05:00March 24th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Best Budget Wine Finds Under $10

Author: Stacy Slinkard   PhotoAlto/Sigrid Olsson / Getty Images Check out some of the market's best value wines, right around the $10 mark (some will be priced up or down $2–3 depending on your market and retail sales). These budget-friendly wines have good consumer accessibility at very welcoming price points. They are easy to find, easy to drink and very food-friendly (three pre-requisites that most wine lovers appreciate!). 01 of 18   Broadbent Vinho Verde $10 (Portugal)   Courtesy of Broadbent Vinho Verde is an extremely popular, everyday wine in Portugal. This particular Vinho Verde from Broadbent showcases plenty of [...]

2019-03-16T18:47:20-05:00March 17th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

What wines to drink with grilled seafood

Author: Michael Austin       Grilled oysters and shrimp get a kick from a spicy sauce of the Thai chile paste sambal oelek mixed with horseradish, mayo and cilantro. Photo by Bonnie Trafelet One of the simplest, yet most delicious, dinners you can enjoy this summer is a platter of grilled oysters and shrimp. Either form of seafood requires little more than throwing it on the grill. A simple sauce of sambal oelek, horseradish, mayo and cilantro accompanies them. All you need to complete the meal is one of these crisp white wines. Make this: Grilled Oysters And Shrimp [...]

2019-03-09T20:13:11-05:00March 10th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Top 10 Italian Wines to Try

Author: Stacy Slinkard Niccol Pontigia / EyeEm / Getty Images Interested in trying Italian wines, but not sure how to read the labels, determine the DOC or figure out who makes what, where? Look no further, here are ten diverse Italian wines spanning the top Italian wine regions at a variety of price points to get you started. 01 of 10 Luce Della Vite Lucente 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) $30 Courtesy of Luce Della Vite If you are looking for a solid Tuscan wine at a  reasonable price point, then the Luce della Vite Lucente may just be what you are looking for.  While not [...]

2019-03-02T20:52:39-05:00March 3rd, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

Wine of the week: Wines for your pasta party

Author: Scott Greenberg Whether you want to homemade pasta or crave store bought, here are some wines to spice up your meal. (Thinkstock) First it snows and then it rains. A day later, the warmer temperatures melt all the snow, only to snow again a few days later. When the weather is this uncooperative and unpredictable, there’s only one thing to do: Make pasta. So, I consider it a stroke of good luck that my family’s 11th-annual pasta party is right around the corner. The tradition began when our youngest son, Andy, was in fourth grade. We started getting phone [...]

2019-02-23T18:43:35-05:00February 24th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments

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 [...]

2019-02-16T23:02:12-05:00February 17th, 2019|Wine|0 Comments