Wine and cheese, beer and bread, tequila and lime. Explore these favorite food pairings.
Wine and Food Pairings for Beginners
Wine is one of those drinks that requires a bit of coaching in order for a person to fully enjoy it. After all, it's not like wine didn't get an elitist reputation for no reason.
The Best Wine and Burger Pairings
As we move into outdoor grilling season, those delicious burgers will be popping up more frequently on the menu. While you can also grill them in a pan or bake them in your oven, a great BBQ almost always brings out the best in the meat. Whether yours are made of beef, pork, or lamb—or some great combination of the all of the above—I have some amazing wine pairings to go with them.
Wines for Summer
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore chardonnay, but there are over 10,000 grape varieties in the world and we are generally only consuming about fifteen of them (i.e. chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio, merlot, etc.). With beautiful white varieties like vermentino, viognier and gewürztraminer, and smooth reds like montepulciano, tempranillo, and cinsault, the summer just got more interesting!
Gastropub Food to Pair with Beer
Gastropubs are one of the hottest trends in the food industry, and while the trend may be slowing down slightly, the truth is that there are still tons of new gastropubs cropping up throughout the country.
Pairing Rum & Chocolate
I am constantly on a search for new fabulous flavour pairings for chocolate and thanks to the complexity of this food there’s a lot of road ahead of me! My next chocolatey adventure takes place during a meeting between Jack Sparrow and Willy Wonka: pairing rum and chocolate! Rum has a sugar cane base with plenty of intense notes that can play delightfully with the creamy and caramel notes in certain chocolates.
Beer and Food Pairing Guide
Once upon a not-too-distant time, the only alcohols that were regularly paired with food by professionals were wines. We all know the regular classic pairings, too. Red wine goes with a well-done steak, white wine goes with seafood. Sake wine goes with sushi, and port goes with a flair for syrupy garbage disguised as culinary masochism.
Best Cocktails For Candy Lovers
Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker - so why not consolidate? Today's bar scene is one that is filled with drinks that suit every single palate, and one of the older genres of mixology that's making a comeback is the candy-flavored cocktail genre. Some may even say that this genre never really left, simply because it's perennially popular.
Best Breakfast Beers From Around the World
Believe it or not, having a beer with breakfast is an age-old tradition. As far back as the 17th century monks at the Paulaner monastic brewery in Munich sipped on a dopplebocks in the early morning and Shakespeare was known to enjoy a morning brew. English brewers created the oatmeal stout in the 1800s as a nutritious addition to a hearty breakfast. Today a coffee is a more acceptable choice, but the beery tradition is still alive across the world.