Wine Pairings

Some of our favorite recipe pairings….very tasty.

Zesty Tortellini Salad

Another great twist to a classic side dish..and perfect for these summer heatwaves we’ve been having! The tough part about this pairing is the zesty flavors. I love zesty, but zesty and wine often fight. However, a rounded California Zinfandel would be fruit forward enough to take on the challenge here.   Ingredients 1 cup… read more »

Prime Rib

I stumbled across this recipe and thought it would be a great one to have in the archives. This will come in handy for holidays, or for any of you who are true meat lovers! It seems that sometimes in cooking, simpler is better and clearly in prime rib, that is the case. With this,… read more »

Pan-Fried Pork Chops

There’s nothing like a little ol’ fashioned comfort food. Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, has captured that perfectly in this recipe. I couldn’t help but crave a Syrah for this. But it needs to be a big, bold one to get through the fried exterior of the meat. YUM. See how it’s done here.  

Spaghetti with Lemon and Olive Oil

Such a simple recipe, but it is SO good. I was drooling with a growling stomach as I was reading the recipe from Smitten Kitchen. Even though I am lactose intolerant, I had to make this. I found that a little less cream and a bit more olive oil works great. This is definitely a… read more »

Zucchini Boats with Mozzarella and Olives

This is such a fun and creative dish. I absolutely loved this and couldn’t help but pair it with a Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc…Herbs to go with herbs. Check out the recipe here from The Kitchn.  

Orecchiette with Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula

Yum. Delicious. Spectacular. There are so many good things to say about this recipe…everyone loved it. I used gnocchi as a substitute for the Orecchiette, but either would work well. With this, I was all over a Grenache or a Spanish Garnacha. Thanks to Smitten Kitchen for this great recipe.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive… read more »

Roast Chicken with Dijon Sauce

Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to eat more chicken, so I’ve been looking for recipes that will add a little variety and flavor. Although this dish is simple, it packs lots of flavor. I went with a Sicilian Catarratto with this…light for the cream, yet lean for the mustard. Let us know… read more »

Creamy Lemon Basil Potato Salad

We all have had those moments when we’re invited to parties or BBQs and asked to bring a side dish. But doesn’t everyone get sick of the typical things: macaroni salad, fruit salad, green salad, and how about potato salad? Well here is a perfect recipe to throw a twist on a classic that will… read more »

Lemon Chicken and Artichokes

There’s no question in my mind this will blow your mind. It’s the bomb. Can anyone get me a glass of Marsanne? Maybe a Roussanne? Please? Here’s the recipe from Framed Cooks.

Chicken Piccata

I feel as though this recipe is a classic for many individuals. This particular recipe seems lighhearted enough. The lemon and white wine flavors will mesh well to create a great meal. However, being fried, I want to bring in enough acid in the wine pairing to support that and meld with the citrus tones…. read more »