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    Food and Wine Pairings

    June 25, 2018 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

    Sicilian Summer Breakfast Granita with Brioche

    After a few weeks in Sicily, you’ll quickly realize southern Italians do breakfast differently from anywhere else in the world. Especially if you’re on the eastern side of the island where granita rules the morning table.

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    April 13, 2018 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

    Miso Glazed Salmon and Baby Bok Choy with Provence Rosé

    Summer, hard earned, has finally arrived. Another Memorial Day weekend marks Americans’ collective hopes for a season filled with fresh food, outdoor living, and delicious wine. What better way to mark the turn towards the solstice than with this savory Japanese take on a Pacific Northwest fish: salmon. Miso, a fermented soybean paste, is frequently employed in the East Asian kitchen. The ingredient was first made famous in America at Nobu with the restaurant’s iconic dish miso-cod. Now, Americans have begun to adapt the ingredient to other uses, including this omega-3 rich fish.

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    Warmer nights call for lighter dishes. This whole roasted fish suits an April weeknight because it is easy to prepare and quick to cook. Stuffing it with fresh whole herbs from the farmer’s market gives the trout a sprightly taste of the season. When picking your fish, always look for glassy, not cloudy eyes. The skin should be wet, plump, and glistening, not dry or dehydrated. Try to buy from a proper fishmonger when possible over a grocery store for best quality. 

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    As winter recedes unveiling the first shoots of spring, look for lighter dishes to suit the occasion. Since farmers markets won’t runneth over yet, stick with the first vegetables of the season: spring peas. These lovely little orbs should be prepared so their flavor can shine: simply. Lemon zest lends zippy flavor highlights, while leeks and button mushrooms provide a savory foundation to the sprightly white wine sauce. Roasted chicken thighs are always an easy-to-cook, juicy medium on which to paint. 

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    Whether cooking for yourself or a partner, on Valentine’s Day one wants to splurge. But going out to eat is an exercise in frustration as restaurants inflate their prices and create “special” menus to justify doing so. Why not buy top quality meat from your local butcher and pan sear it at home? It’ll cost a fraction of the price, it’s easy to do, and you can serve an extraordinary bottle of wine alongside the steak without the painful price mark-up. Your $200 bottle of wine at home would be $600 at a steakhouse. That’s persuasive math.  

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    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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    October 27, 2017 | By Coravin

    Food and Wine Pairing 101

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    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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    February 8, 2017 | By Alex Gómez for Coravin

    The New Way to Pair Wine

    How many times have you been confronted with the challenging task of selecting a wine for a special dinner?

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    December 1, 2016 | By Stephanie Almeida for Coravin

    Hanukkah Food & Wine Pairings

    This Hanukkah there’s no need to worry, we’ve got a wine for everything on your holiday menu.

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    November 10, 2016 | By Adriana Rivera Sánchez for Coravin

    Thanksgiving Food and Wine Pairings

    This Thanksgiving it’s all about the food, but where you have food, you must have wine. We explored a few perfect pairings for the season’s biggest feast and are happy with our selection this year. We’re highlighting easy to make dishes and their perfect wine pairs.

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    September 11, 2016 | By Aliza Kellerman at VinePair

    How do you pair oysters with wine?

    Oysters are really one of nature’s most magical delicacies. They’re delicious, low in calories, and high in vitamins. Another great thing about oysters is that along with wine, they’re often served as happy hour specials. Now that the sun is setting later and your boss is getting lenient about letting you slip out of the office early on Friday, try and catch a dollar oyster and wine special somewhere near you. Which wine, much like which oyster you should order, depends on your taste:

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    August 18, 2016 | By Jeff Licciardello at VinePair

    Have a great summer with these 13 ice cream truck treat wine pairings

    VinePair matched together some of the best frozen treats with the perfect wine. Talk about taking Have A Great Summer to a new level.

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