Wine Pairings

Some of our favorite recipe pairings….very tasty.

Olive and Goat Cheese Ravioli

As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to have it. How good does this look? Unreal. And you can taste it just by looking at it. With this, I am running with a Vermintino. It has just enough acid and will be right on with the flavorsĀ  presented. This is a… read more »

Island Pork Tenderloin

This recipe is an absolute knockout. It has a fun, spicy flavor that will be wonderful. However, the cumin and cinnamon proved to be a challenge when finding a wine to pair with this. If you have a nice Gewurztraminer, that should do the trick. Enjoy! Here’s the recipe from Little B Cooks.    … read more »

Ragu alla Bolognese

Love this old, standard Ragu Bolognese. It brings me back to the times I have had in Italy. With this, we can’t get past a good ol’ Chianti. There is a reason why Italian foods go with Italian wines. Delicious! Thanks to What’s Gaby Cooking for this recipe. Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 tablespoons… read more »

Gnocchi with Squash and Sweet Corn

This is a great summer recipe for you…so light and flavorful. This is absolutely begging for a big Chardonnay. Something buttery and full bodied like a Sonoma or Napa version.Bingo, Bango. Check out the recipe from The Kitchn here.  

Skirt Steak with Bloody Mary Tomato Salad

Not only is this recipe unique, but it packs a great punch. There is so much spice and flavor in this it is incredible. When finding a wine for this dish, I did have a little bit of difficulty because wine and spice are known to disagree. I think we can get a lighthearted California… read more »

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.