Pairing Wine with Spicy Food

Spicy food can spell disaster for some wines. In general, alcohol enhances the heat from spicy foods, so it’s very important to properly pair wine with spicy food. What helps either diminish or compliment spiciness? 1) Fruitiness 2) Sweetness 3) Acidity What can make spicy food spicier? Tannins. 99% of the time you only have to worry about tannins in

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Christmas Wine Selections

I was writing an entire three part article on wines for Christmas and pairing wine with Christmas dinner, but I thought to myself; who wants to take the time to read all that right now? I want to make this super fast and super simple!  I do a little bit of explaining on each Christmas wine pairing, but if you’d

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Thanksgiving Wine Picks

Ahhh, Thanksgiving!  The time for family, friends and being thankful for everything we have…and yeah, family craziness.  What helps that family craziness?  WINE!  Wine for Thanksgiving can be a bit tricky.  You have so many dishes with an array of flavors and textures all eaten at once!  So, how do you pair wine with Thanksgiving Food?  Wine with Turkey?  Wine

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Rules for Steak and Wine Pairing

Paring Wine and Steak can be a bit trickier than you might think. Most people will automatically grab the big Napa Cabernet with any Steak off the grill and that can be a big mistake. What factors affect your wine pairing? How do you select the best wine with steak? Preperation How you prepare your steak or meat can drastically

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Food and Wine Pairing Tips: Problem Pairings

There are certain foods that are difficult to pair with wine. Here’s a few quick pairing tips to guide you. For a full list of problem pairings, you can check out my page on pairings(link below). Keep in mind that these are simple, quick and easy wine pairing tips. There are other solutions and just because I don’t list certain

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