2012 August

Some of our favorite recipe pairings….very tasty.

Tarragon Corn Chowder

I know it’s summertime and it’s hard to think about eating soup…but this recipe looks too good not to share with you. With this wine pairing, I want to go after the viscosity of the dish as well as the flavor profile. I think I like a rich Chardonnay with this, Sonoma preferably. Enough oak… read more »

Mushroom Marsala Pasta with Artichokes

I got hungry just looking at the title of this recipe, not to mention all the amazing ingredients. Let’s put it this way…I called Mrs. K to tell her to get the ingredients from the market so we could make it tonight. I have to think that a dish like this seeks its native wine…. read more »

Veal Meatballs in Red Wine Sauce

I love good ol’ fashion meatballs. And these are great. Even though a Cabernet is called for in the recipe, I definitely need to have a Chianti Classico. It just makes sense in my brain. Check out the recipe from The Kitchn here.

Chopped Salad with Feta, Lime, and Mint

Although this combination is a little different than my palate usually desires, I think this sounds delicious and refreshing. As I was reading this, I was craving a young Macabeo. It has perfect lime character that will match the mint. Click here for the recipe from Smitten Kitchen.  

Broccoli Parmesan Fritters

This recipe jumped out at me as I was looking through the Smitten Kitchen blog pages. It looked so fun and presented quite the challenge when developing a pairing for it. I want to cut the oil with some acid in the wine and pick up on the vegetable flavors from the broccoli. A crisp… read more »

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

This is a fun twist to a classic seafood treat. Sounds perfect for summertime to me! Especially when you pair it with a fresh, no-oak Chardonnay. One that has crisp citrus tones that you may find in the Central Coast. Delicious. Click here for the recipe or see below.       Ingredients 2 Tbsp… read more »

Chicken Florentine Pasta

Recipes like this are a huge hit in my family. Everyone loves pasta night….duh! With this, I would serve a full bodied Sauvignon Blanc that picks up on the herbs. How about a nice Chilean version? Get the recipe here!

Bruschetta Panini

Ree Drummond, “The Pioneer Woman”, has done it again. This bruschetta panini is wonderful. As far as a wine pairing, I’m really going out on a limb because this wine is rather difficult to find. A Pinot Nero Blanc…White Pinot Noir from Italy…would be INCREDIBLE with this. Click here for the recipe.