Common Wine Pairing Mistake, Plus Wine Pairing Tips!

Food Pairing Tip:  Whether it’s white wine or red wine, you should start with light-bodied wines that are less intense and then progress to fuller-bodied wines that are more intense as the meal progresses. A mistake people make when buying wine in a restaurant is ordering two wines in the wrong order. People start with red wine then move to

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Aglianico: Wine’s Best Kept Secret

Food Pairings and Recommended Wines at the end! I was fortunate to be a Sommelier at an Italian restaurant of a world famous celebrity chef that had an Award Winning wine list.  I mention this not to brag, but Italian wine is a big hole for many Sommeliers, wine drinkers and I’m thankful for all that I learned. Italy has

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When in Doubt, Choose Bubbles!

Be sure to check out my favorite Sparkling Wine and Food pairings at the end! There is sort of an unwritten rule for food and wine pairing:  “When in Doubt, Choose Bubbles.”  When it comes to pairing wines with food, Champagne and other Sparkling Wines are in a way the ultimate pairing wines.  I’m not stating that Champagne and Sparkling

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Wine Buying Tips and Using Your Sommelier

Here are some tips for buying wine in a restaurant and allowing your Sommelier to best help you select a wine. -Let the Sommelier know the wines you like to drink.  Sommeliers know their wine list well and can help find something that suits your taste.  Do you want something similar to a Napa Cabernet?  Do you want something similar

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Don’t Fear the Somm!

The Sommelier is your friend!  We understand that most people don’t have a vast knowledge of wine and even if they do, they may not be familiar with the wine list at the restaurant they’re dining in.   Aside from simply choosing a wine you would enjoy, pairing the right wine with your food is in itself a science. Yes, food-pairing

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