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Wine Tasting and Horse Racing

This event has become so popular…the wineries and restaurants call us now! They want in on the action and plenty of action there is: Wine tasting. Horse racing. Fine cuisine. Art show. Silent auction. And just a plain ol’ good time. This is really fun. Living in Arcadia, California we are fortunate to have one… read more »

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Nepalese Chicken Tarkari

I can smell this recipe just reading it…wow…and another tough pairing. Most dishes with Indian spices are hard to pair and wine just doesn’t do well with spicy foods.  Traditional wisdom puts a Riesling or Gewurztraminer with this dish…I am out on a limb suggesting our Picpoul de Pinet from Felines Jourdan. You can find… read more »

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Santa Anita UnCorked

This is one of the best wine events in California. Wine, food and horse racing. Does it get any better than that? Please join us on April 13th at Santa Anita Race Track for the greatest event them all! Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/wineofthemonthclub and like our Facebook page! www.facebook.com/wineofthemonthclub… read more »

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Well..duh. The pairing wine is in the recipe…and I would agree that a nice Pinot Grigio would do well…our Sycamore Lane is a great match. For a red however, I am thinking our Syrah/Tempranillo from 2 Copas. Get This Recipe Here: Amateur Gourmet Get The Wine Here: Syrah/Tempranillo Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Bagna Cauda (The Butter Garlic Anchovy Sauce of Your Dreams)

Whew…this is serious stuff. I would normally run for the hills on this… you have butter, then tons of garlic, olive oil and  anchovies..OMG. To the rescue our Vermentino Chardonnay from Papillon. Incredible pairing. Get the recipe here: Amateur Gourmet Get the wine here: Vermentino Chardonnay Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli

ON the surface this looks pretty straight forward…then the cumin and coriander turns it toward an Indian dish (and I love cumin). I was searching my wine list to grab the variety of flavors and not compete with them. Bingo….our Babcock Cabernet from Santa Barbara. Mmmmm.   Get the recipe here: Amateur Gourmet Get the… read more »

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Thomas Keller’s Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

This reminds me so much of my Grandmother chicken. One of the highlights of my childhood was to go to grandmas…hoping this dish was on the table. I feel the thyme in this adds so much flavor I want a nice lighter red (with a hint of spice) to pair. The Oak Grove Zinfandel will… read more »

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Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Focaccia

Here is the deal. Bread, cheese and onions…light Chardonnay. Here I am pairing a light wine, Cardiff Chardonnay, with a heavier dish. This is not a big over oaked Chardonnay, but a light, fruity version that I think will pick up the caramelized onion. Making this tonight!   Get the recipe here: Amanda’s Cooking Get… read more »

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Dijon-Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib Roast with Pinot Noir Au jus

Umm. Well, duh!  Pinot Noir Au Jus would suggest a Pinot Noir as a pairing….though Pinot Noir can mean many styles. I wrapped my hands around the Peralta Pinot because of the rosemary hints in this recipe. There is a touch of herbs in this Pinot that will meld nicely.   Get the recipe here… read more »

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Healthy Sesame Chicken

Asian style foods are always a challenge to pair wine. A variety of flavors and textures makes it a fun challenge. The key in this recipe is the coconut oil, honey and soy sauce. I made a beeline for our Cooralook Pinot Gris from Australia. The balance of tropical flavors and the weight on the… read more »

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