“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” - The Hobbit
My favorite part of the Holidays is the feasting and merriment. Spending hours with friends and family over shared bottles of wine and tables full of decadent food. Growing up, my family always did a traditional Christmas meal with turkey, casseroles, and pies. However, in the last few years, we've started something new that I think will stick for many years to come. On Christmas Eve I create massive charcuterie boards and we pop open several of our favorite wines from our favorite label: Lazarre.
The holidays are here! That means overeating, gift-giving, and family quality time. With family comes different personalities and this may bring some awkward moments. What do you do when your aunt asks you why you are thirty and still single? Who will stop your grandfather from talking about politics? Family is great, but they come with some baggage, so what do you do? It is simple, pour yourself some sangria and grab a snack. This is the perfect combination for surviving the holiday season.
If you're anything like me, there's rarely a time when you open a nice bottle of red and don't finish it. Before your first impression of me is that I'm an alcoholic, let me clarify this by saying, I usually share with someone. Let me also take a minute to say, more power to you if you finish a bottle on your own. However, I'm getting old and hangovers last multiple days so it's a shared bottle for me. Now that that's cleared up, let's get back to talking about wine.
I first ate a submarine sandwich from The New Yorker deli and restaurant in 2000. My mother in law began stopping there each Sunday after church and I fell in love with their original sub. It’s a foot long and filled with deli meats which are kosher ham, bologna and salomi. They also add red and green peppers, onions, and lots of cole slaw. There is also cheese which I believe to be provolone. All of this comes enclosed in a delicious whole wheat bun. It’s cut in half and two slices of pickle are added on the side. While my husband and others can eat the entire sub in one sitting, I must cut mine and make four servings.
Planning to host a dinner party soon? Impress your guests by delivering a great dining experience through impeccable alcohol pairing. Alcohol pairing is a skill that can be learned by simply combining good tastes. When you carefully curate your alcohol pairing, you are also enhancing the taste of the alcohol, as well as the food and cigar collection that you paired it with.
Wine is supposed to be fun but it’s so often wrapped up in pomp and circumstance that it can be a little hard to remember that. A great way to reintroduce fun with wine is pairing it with candy. Whether you’re a glass at the end of a long workday type or a social type hosting a dinner party, you can combine your favorite sweet treats, like milk chocolate to sour candies, with a wine pairing for an elevated and delicious adult dessert. You don’t have to be a sommelier to find the perfect pairing, we’ve provided a number of combinations and why they work together.
Many people find great pleasure in pairing wine with their meals, finding the best combination to enhance the entire experience either time food or drink comes to their lips. If you go out to high end restaurants, you'll probably notice that this is an especially popular idea with fish dinners. With each type of fish comes a specific taste, and different wines pair specifically well with different kinds to enhance their flavor. While there are red wines that go well with red meat fish like salmon, white wines are mostly known to be what you pair with fish because this food source is typically a leaner, white meat. Not all of us have the luxury of going out to eat at upscale restaurants though, and you shouldn't miss out on delectable dining, right? Luckily for you, if you want to take out the guesswork, we’ve got the perfect combinations of delicious dry white wines to pair with fish out there, so that you can turn dinner into a truly immersive experience.
When it comes to wine, most people are either a "dry" person or a "sweet" person. I, personally, am usually placed squarely in the dry category. Most sweet wines are just a little too sweet for my taste—especially red and rosé varietals.
Q. Did you read one of my articles about red wine?
If you have not read this article, do so soon and discover the health benefits of drinking just one six-ounce glass of red wine per day. If you buy red or white wine, you need to store the bottles correctly and at the right temperature.