Critics

Best Wine to Pair with Pork Spareribs

IntoWine asked our experts for wine pairings to complement pork spareribs:

Best German Red Wine: What Is One German Red Wine Worth Seeking Out?

IntoWine asked our experts to share their favorite German red wines.  Here are their recommendations:

Best Wine to Pair with Curry

IntoWine asked our experts to suggest wine pairings that complement curry:

Best Wine to Pair with Roquefort Cheese

IntoWine asked our wine experts for their pairings for Roquefort cheese.  Here are their recommendations for wines that complement this intense, pungent blue cheese:

Best Wine to Pair with Veal Shanks

Veal shanks, also called osso bucco, are a traditional Italian dish when braised.  IntoWine asked our experts for their favorite wine pairings for veal shanks:

Best Wine to Pair with Ribeye Steak

IntoWine asked our panel of experts to share their favorite wine pairings for ribeye steak:

With such a vast sea of deep, dark, red wines available to the public, it can be difficult to identify a single wine for the perfect Rib-eye Steak. For me, this tender cut of meat takes me to California’s Central Coast, and to the rich, bold flavors of Justin’s Cabernet Sauvignon (about $25). Based in Paso Robles, Justin has been making estate Bordeaux blends since the early 1980s.

Best Wine to Pair with Carbonara Sauce Pasta

Carbonara sauce is a classic Italian white sauce, rich with a combination of ingredients that can include cream, ham or bacon, egg yolk, butter, olive oil, and plenty of cheese.  IntoWine asked experts for their favorite wine pairing to complement the subtle flavors and heavy texture of pasta alla carbonara:

Best Wine to Pair with Turkey (Roasted Traditional Style)

From Thanksgiving to an everyday dinner, what's the best wine to pair with turkey that's been cooked in a traditional roasted style?  IntoWine asked our experts for their recommendations:

Turkey is such an American dish.  It is ubiquitous at Thanksgiving.  Therefore, I think it calls for an American wine.  While Zinfandel will work, I am going to recommend thinking about an Oregon Pinot Noir.  The Pinot’s from Oregon straddle the line between being fruit forward California versions and more earthy wines like those from Burgundy.  There are so many made in many different styles and price points.  I think one of the best values out there is the basic Sineann Pinot Noir Oregon.  While this top producer (whom I have known for over thirty years) makes individual vineyard bottlings, the basic version can be found for $30 or less.  It is very good now and will last for five to ten years in your cellar.  Great up front cherry fruit with a complexity from using different vineyards.  It will go great with Roasted Turkey.  - Loren Sonkin, IntoWine.com Featured Contributor and the Founder/Winemaker at Sonkin Cellars.

Best Argentinian Malbec Wines (For the Money)

In recent years, wine reviewers have taken notice of the quality wines coming out of Argentina, particularly malbecs.  The malbec grape, originally from France, flourishes in Argentina, particularly in the Mendoza wine region.  In fact, some people believe that Argentinian malbecs are just as good as –and in some cases superior to – malbec wines from France.

Best South African Red Wines (for the Money)

South Africa is making sports headlines as teams scramble to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which will be held next June in Africa's southernmost country.  South Africa's wines, too, are back in the news.  For example, Market Watch reporter Kevin Barry describes wines from South Africa as "offering good value" and says that the South African wine market is "poised for substantial growth in the U.S. market."

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