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Food and Wine Pairings

December 29, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Easy Weeknight Beef Chili with California Zinfandel

The holidays have ended, and winter has settled in. The long haul to spring starts now, but rather than pine for warmer days, enjoy the chance to warm up over a bowl of chili and a glass of rich red wine. Beef and beans make for an easy and quick weeknight recipe that even your teenager can make. A little sautéing, toss in some spices, tomatoes, beans, and voilà – dinner is served.

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Food and Wine Pairings

November 17, 2017 | By Written and Kitchen-tested by Lauren Mowery

Roasted Rack of Lamb with Saint-Emilion

Nothing spells “holiday” like a centerpiece rack of lamb on the table. Not only does it look impressive, it’s surprisingly easy to make. With only a handful of ingredients and very little prep time, this recipe lets the meat tell the story. Fresh herbs and garlic merely complement the lamb’s deep flavor. Given the simplicity of the preparation, one has flexibility with side dishes. Mushrooms are a classic partner, especially with right bank Bordeaux, but greens and stuffing pair well, too.

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Food and Wine Pairings

October 27, 2017 | By Coravin

Food and Wine Pairing 101

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Food and Wine Pairings

October 6, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Roast Turmeric Chicken and Chickpeas with Pinot Noir

November marks the start of holiday excess. Football season, Thanksgiving, office parties. The march towards the year’s culmination leads to overindulgence of both food and drink. So, for this weekday recipe, we turn to the healing powers of turmeric. This root common to Indian cooking has a pale hue when raw, but takes on a deep, finger-staining gold when powdered. It is the spice that gives curry its color, but it lends earthiness rather than heat to dishes. Curcumin is the main active ingredient, known as an antioxidant and for its anti-inflammatory effects. The rest of the dish, composed of roast chicken and protein-packed chickpeas, provides a healthy low-carb foil to the food festivities of the month.

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September 4, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Pappardelle with Wild Mushroom Ragout and Barolo

Few people anticipate autumn more than the Piedmontese. Fall equals porcini mushroom season, and, notably, the return of the prized edible funghi Tartufo Bianco. Since white truffles don’t grow in the US and acquiring them demands a reputable source and lots of cash, this recipe will focus solely on wild mushrooms. Of course, be our guest if you want to track down a few grams and carefully shave them over the top of a steaming bowl of egg pasta. There’s nothing in the world like sampling the flavor of fresh Tartufo followed by a sip of Nebbiolo.

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August 11, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Peach, Heirloom Tomato, Mozzarella Salad with Grillo

As summer slowly wanes toward fall, take advantage of the last gasp of ripe fruit at the farmers’ markets. Tables should still bear the bounty of sweet yellow and white tree-ripened peaches, and juicy, flavor-packed heirloom tomatoes. This twist on a caprese salad incorporates both. If you’ve got a local cheesemaker who pulls mozz daily, secure a warm ball of that, too. Always use high-quality olive oil and vinegar to dress the salad. And for the herb, this recipe calls for lemon basil instead of the classic Italian variety because it adds an incredible pop of citrus vibrancy to each bite. This taste of peak season fruit lets you hold on to those dog days just a little bit longer.

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May 16, 2017 | By Cristobal Manrique for Coravin

Soul Food & Wine

Yes, Soul Food, that rich and homey Southern tradition. Whether it’s a scrumptious macaroni and cheese, or a comforting hearty stew, knowing which wine will help you achieve the full potential of your Soul Food can turn an ordinary meal into an unforgettable experience.

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April 10, 2017 | By Alex Gomez for Coravin

Wine and Cheese Party Pairings

It’s been said that good things come in pairs. Well, this might just be the best example, two of life’s greatest culinary treasures: wine and cheese. Although the final result may take you to another dimension, the art of pairing wine and cheese it’s not as easy as we’d like it to be. The endless varieties of cheese and wines make this delicious endeavor a journey of its own. When facing a pairing decision, we must take into consideration many elements such as acidity, tannin, texture, and flavor.

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March 30, 2017 | By Alex Gomez for Coravin

The Beautiful Relationship Between Fish and Wine

Is there any way to enhance a seafood dining experience? As a matter of fact, there is: pairing it with the perfect wine. These two are meant for each other, as the latter complements and enhances the flavor profiles of the fish. Although a white wine is the first thing that comes to mind, especially a Sauvignon Blanc or a Grüner Veltliner (which go well with almost any seafood), some wines will work better than others depending on the weight and substance of the fish, the type of fish and the way it has been cooked. Let’s explore the different pairing options for wine and seafood.

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February 27, 2017 | By Adriana Rivera Sánchez for Coravin

Have Your Birthday Cake and Eat It Too!

It’s you party and you can have wine if you want to! And why not? If you love wine and it’s your birthday, then it’s only natural you pair the two.

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