Wine Pairings

Some of our favorite recipe pairings….very tasty.

Wine with Food: Tapas| Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Tapas By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. |   A most refreshing custom of Spain is the serving of a tidbit every time wine is served. These wonderful appetizers are standard fare at all restaurants, wine bars, and gatherings. In fact, it is automatic. Most establishments will place one piece of tapas on a small plate, and… read more »

Wine with Food: Rioja | Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Rioja By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. |   I am writing this on the eve of departing for Spain. I was motivated to the topic by my expectations of the culinary surprises I am looking for, and maybe some discoveries of wines. Spain is best known for its sherry wine. They are in a… read more »

Wine with Food: Petite Sirah | Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Petite Sirah By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. |   Petite Sirah varietal wine suffers a per­sonality complex! It is passed up by beginners and connoisseurs, for different reasons. The person new to wines is usually enamored with the big name varieties, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Johannisberg Riesling spending most of… read more »

Wine with Food: California Gamay Beaujolais | Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: California Gamay Beaujolais By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | November 1984 If you are presently a white wine enthusiast yet wish to develop a red wine palate, this is the wine to start with. Many people who say they like white wines only, do so because they have usually been turned off by… read more »

Wine with Food: La Tache | Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: La Tache By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | January 1985 I was stopped by a young mother at a shop­ping mall last month. She had her two children with her. They were restless, so I did not have the opportunity to answer her ques­tion fully. I did not catch her name. She had… read more »

Wine with Food: Pan­ache| Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Pan­ache By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | March 1984 I do not generally write about a single trade named product. In fact, the makers of Pan­ache do not know I have selected it for my featured wine this month. My reason for the choice is because the product is unique in the United… read more »

Wine with Food: Alsatian Gewurztraminer | Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Alsatian Gewurztraminer By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | May 1984 You will not find a wine labeled exactly “Alsatian Gewurztraminer”. You will have to look for a bottle that reads Gewurz­traminer and then see if it was imported from Alsace. And, when you locate a bottle, you will be rewarded with a wine… read more »

Wine with Food: California Barbera| Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: California Barbera By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | April 1984 The next time you are planning Italian fare for your meal, consider this wine. It has a place in that context for many reasons. It is a pleasant departure from the tradi­tional Chianti that most everyone seems to reach for when Italian food… read more »

Wine with Food: Doktor | Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Doktor By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | October 1983 Maybe you have been fortunate enough to have been given a bottle of Doktor, or you have seen it on a shelf and wondered why it was so expensive, or maybe on the recommendation of a friend you splurged and purchased one. What do you… read more »

Wine with Food: Aged California Chardonnay| Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Aged California Chardonnay By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | September 1983 The deep golden hues of well-aged California Chardonnays are tantalizing sugges­tions of the fragrant tastes that follow. This varietal of grape, and the wine our California vintners have produced from it in the last 15 years has begun to threaten the foundations… read more »