IntoWine asked our wine experts for their pairings for Roquefort cheese. Here are their recommendations for wines that complement this intense, pungent blue cheese: Often called ‘the king’ of cheeses , this unique soft, blue cheese has as many appellation controls as its wine counterparts,...
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 :
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.
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:
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 produce r (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.
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.
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."
The tomato, native to western South America and Central America, was first introduced to Europe when Cortez brought seeds back from Montezuma’s gardens in the early 1500s. Thirty years later, the fruit was introduced into the Spanish kingdom of Naples, became popular and marinara sauce was born.
In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Edward Ruiz, Cezar Kusik, and Bartholomew Broadbent convene at one of San Francisco's finest restaurants, Incanto, to taste and discuss Sparkling Wines. Theme: Sparkling Wines Wine: Michele Chiarlo Moscato D'Asti Nivole 2008 ($15) Find Michele Chiarlo Moscato D'Asti Nivole 2008 Varietals: 100% Moscato Bianco Alcohol: 5% Region: Asti, Italy
In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Edward Ruiz, Cezar Kusik, and Bartholomew Broadbent convene at one of San Francisco's finest restaurants, Incanto, to taste and discuss Sparkling Wines. Theme: Sparkling Wines Wine: Ca di Pietra Pinot Prosecco Melrose IGT (Rosé) ($15) Find Ca di Pietra Pinot Prosecco Melrose IGT Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir Alcohol: 11.5% Region: Veneto, Italy