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Seafood Fava Beans Chardonnay Perfect Spring and Wine Food Pairing

We eat a lot a myriad of different types and styles of fish and seafood at home.  The variety of things to cook and the ways they can be prepared are endless. It’s healthy, easy to make and allows for a lot of fun in the kitchen.  And more importantly, depending on the desired results, fish works equally well with [...]

Veal Stuffed with Truffles paired with Old Bordeaux for Dinner

Many of the best old wines, especially mature Bordeaux often develop truffle aromas, along with numerous other complexities. Pairing those characteristics found in older wines with truffle dishes is a naturally perfect combination! Especially when it is so easy to do. Take 2 pounds of veal shoulder and have your butc [...]

Truffles the Ultimate Luxury Food with Wine Pairings

  There are mushrooms and there are truffles. Truffles are indeed mushrooms. But they are the First Growths of the mushroom world.  Truffles are tremendously expensive.  They are one of the best, luxury, food products.  Their exotic nature has been enjoyed since ancient Roman times. Truffles have the ability [...]

The Best, Affordable, Thanksgiving Wine and Food Pairings

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. It’s the only time when so many different family members come to the house and spend time together.  I do not know about you, but at our house, the array of comfort foods and diverse flavors makes it all even more fun. I do not know about you, but for these family gathe [...]

Grilled Veal Chops with two 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Wines

The summer, with its warmth, bright sunshine and long days seems to demand you spend more time outdoors. In much of America, we’re experiencing a month long heat wave.  This is the perfect time for cooking outdoors. Although, the truth is, I’m an unapologetic fan of grilling, so any reason to fire up the grill wor [...]

Crab Cakes, Aubert Chardonnay, a Perfect Summer Wine, Food Pairing

  Summer is one of my favorite times of year to cook and explore. The incredible variety of fresh produce and fruit at the Santa Monica Farmers Market is all the inspiration a home chef needs to get their creative juices flowing. At our house, much of the summer is spent grilling in the backyard. But when fresh [...]

Lamb, Potatoes and Bordeaux Wine, Perfect For Dinner!

[caption id="attachment_19968" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Lamb, Potaotes and Bordeaux Wine"][/caption] Lamb and red Bordeaux wine were made together. I could cite numerous parings over the centuries to illustrate my case. But why bother when this is easy to make and you can taste for yourself? Being in Bor [...]