1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email

Pairing Food and Wine

Food and wine. They should bring out the best in one another, and often times they do, but knowing which wines work out best with which foods and why is a key component to setting  a pattern of successful pairings? Take your food and wine pairing to a new level with these quick tips that account for sauces, textures, and innate flavor profiles. 

Wine Spotlight10

Wine of the Week: Freixenet's Mia Red 2012 (Spain) $12

Freixenet wines, Spain's leading Cava producer, has just rolled out an exceptional, value-driven Spanish wine collection to the U.S. market. The Mia Red showcases ripe red fruit and earth-driven character built on the versatile legacy of the Tempranillo grape. Read more here.

Wine of the Week: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

2011 Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars packs plenty of structure and palate appeal into a well-woven wine.

Burgundy Wine Country Travel

Burgundy wine country travel opportunities tend to center around the world renown wines and estates of this internationally esteemed region. With plenty of overlap between the wine and local gastronomy, the tastes and sights of Burgundy beckon travelers to get a firsthand glimpse of the area. From biking the vineyards, to tours and tastings at wine estates to the local (and delicious!) mustard mill or exploring 12th century cellars beneath the streets of Beaune to catching a slice of medieval history at the Hospices de Beaune, there's plenty to see and do in Burgundy.

Chablis Wine Guide

World renown dry, white wines, based firmly on the noble Chardonnay grape, laden with expressive aromatics, steely minerality and delicious acidity, the wines of Chablis are exceptionally food-friendly, working overtime as some of Burgundy's best ambassadors.

Petite Sirah Wine

Petite Sirah is a red wine grape that is named for its "petite" grape size, and is not a reference to this wine's palate impressions, which remain intense, full-bodied and brimming with big, bold flavors.

Alsace Wines - Six to Try

The wines of Alsace are made for food. Bursting with lively, food-friendly acidity with alcohol levels kept well in check, Alsatian wines run quite dry and steer towards white wine grape varieties.

Piedmont Wine

Piedmont is one of the top dogs in Italy's wine mosaic. Bringing the heavy-hitting wines of Barolo and Barbaresco to the world via the Nebbiolo grape, Piedmont also embraces the softer styles of Barbera and Moscato. Read more...

Strawberry Lime (with mint) Sangria Recipe

Strawberry Lime (with mint) Sangria Recipe

Alsace Wine: A Beginner's Guide to Alsatian Wines

Alsace Wine Guide

Wine of the Week: Toad Hollow Mendocino County Chardonnay 2012 (CA) $12

This vibrant, unoaked Chardonnay from Toad Hollow Vineyards delights with fresh, pure fruit showcasing the Chardonnay grape in all of its unmasked glory.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.