Wine Pairings

Some of our favorite recipe pairings….very tasty.

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 »

Wine with Food: Asti Spumante| Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Asti Spumante by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | August 1983 The popularity of this sparkling Italian wine in the United States has jumped with leaps and bounds during the last few years. The festive nature of the wine lends itself to selection as a gift item, and maybe because of certain misconceptions, it… read more »

Wine with Food: Georges de Latour | Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Georges de Latour By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | July 1983 What do you serve with a bottle of Georges de Latour? This wine has become so legendary that the name is “dropped’• by wine collectors to establish the credibility of their wine cellars, by begin­ners as a standard in awe, and by… read more »

Wine with Food: Barsac| Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Barsac By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | May 1983 You have held a special luncheon, all the guests have left, and you are ready to take your shoes off, pour a glass of wine, relax on the couch and catch your breath. But, the wine you had at lunch is gone! So you remember… read more »

Wine with Food: California Brut Champagne| Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: California Brut Champagne By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | April 1983 Let’s assume that you were given a fine bottle of California champagne as a gift and you had set aside for the right occasion. Then one day, that special celebration pre­sented itself. An anniversary, a promotion, a raise, good news; all these… read more »

Wine with Food: Beaujolais Nouveau| Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Beaujolais Nouveau By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | March 1983 I have fallen victim to the personal computer age! After a modest contribution to this giant industry, I now can process these words on my word processor. In fact, it is really slick! I do not know how I did without it all… read more »

Wine with Food: Liebfraumilch | Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Liebfraumilch By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | February 1983 You will notice that I have changed the name of this column. For 14 issues now, the emphasis has been on the meal, with the serving of a wine as the comple­ment. Thus—Wine with Food, was the natural title. I make a particular point of… read more »

Wine with Food: Dessert II | Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Dessert By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | January 1983 The absolute crowning touch to a meal, in my opinion, is the serving of a wine with dessert, or maybe for dessert. It is so much more substantive than the traditional cordials or liqueurs with their loud flavors. The alcohol content is less, and therefore there is… read more »

Wine with Food: White Zinfandel| Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: White Zinfandel By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | February 1984 The other day, as I was arriving for a meeting at a hotel, a luncheon meeting of a women’s club must have been letting out. I ran into an acquaintance who was carrying a bot­tle of wine. She stopped me and said “Paul,… read more »