In Twas The Night Before Christmas, it was sugerplums that danced in the children’s head. But, when I think of Christmas, I think of ham dancing across the dinner table. Ham seems to be as ubiquitous to Christmas as Turkey is to Thanksgiving. That got me thinking, what wines would go well with ham. Since Christmas is such a festive holiday, I wanted the wine to be festive as well. And, what could be more festive than sparkling wine. …Read More
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Outside Lands descends on, well the “Outside Lands” of San Francisco for the 4th time this Friday thru Sunday – August 12 – 14. The festival, held in Golden Gate Park is bigger and better this year having added EcoLand, DJ Dome, Freak/Comedy Tent (The Barbary) and a ton more food and wine. Food is scattered through out the the entire venue, so you are never far from some eats. They have even created a … Read more
Making your special someone a home-cooked meal is a romantic (and economical) way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But remember that wine isn’t the only beverage that pairs well with food.
Cocktails, liquor and beer can compliment a meal. And since you’re in control of the food and the drink, there are a lot of ways you can tie the meal and the beverage together.
For example, you can add a garnish or ingredient to your … Read more
If you’re planning a special Valentine’s Day dinner, don’t forget the wine! Here are some basic food and wine pairing tips.
The first thing to remember is that it is more important to choose a wine that you enjoy than to follow rules. However, there are some tips that will help enhance your food and wine experience:
Match the intensity and “weight” of the dish with the intensity of the wine. So a bold dish … Read more
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