Category Archives: Food & Wine Buddies

Italian Wine & Halloween Candy Pairing!

Halloween and candy isn’t just for kids.  Why not spice up your candy with some Italian vino?  Below are some pairings that are sure to satisfy (and hopefully not spook) your candy and wine cravings!   Skittles: Moscato d’Asti (e.g. … Continue reading

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What Wine Pairs with Slayer and Vivaldi? Pairing Music & Wine

The relationship between food and wine and the benefits of pairing them correctly is a well versed topic.  Food and wine are meant to compliment each other, work together, each making the other more enjoyable.  But have you ever thought … Continue reading

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Wine & Food Buddies: White Truffles + the Wines of Piedmont

Pictured above, the Italian culinary equivalent of an edible diamond:  the white truffle (this handful here is worth 300 Euros!). Truffle season and its many festivals and feasts are upon us (it’s November).  Truffles are found throughout central and northern … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Buddies: Rosso Conero + Dark Chocolate with Cherry and Almond

So, how to go about pairing chocolate and wine is a well-beaten topic, with only minimal agreement on what works and what doesn’t.  Some insist there is a way, others declare pairing chocolate with any wine is a total lie.  … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Buddies: Pinot Grigio + Baked Pumpkin Risotto

Just in time for fall, today for lunch we made Baked Pumpkin Risotto–  hit the link for the recipe, and in case you’re wondering where they give you a choice of butternut squash OR pumpkin, we went for pumpkin, making … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Buddies: Chicken + Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Food & Wine Buddies: Chicken + Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi On the Plate: lightly grilled rosemary chicken, rosemary potatoes, and steamed asparagus with a little stain of homemade sweet’n’spicy BBQ sauce. In the Glass: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi … Continue reading

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