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Six of the best wine (and other) pairings with chicken pie | Matching Food & Wine

If you’re looking for a match for a chicken pot pie remember it’s more about the filling than the pastry lid. These are my six favourite pairings.

Source: Six of the best wine (and other) pairings with chicken pie | Matching Food & Wine

The Differences Between Chianti, Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Chianti Classico Gran Selezione | VinePair

Here, we breakdown the classifications of Chianti wines, and give you a crash course on what makes each unique and when you should reach for a glass.

Source: The Differences Between Chianti, Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Chianti Classico Gran Selezione | VinePair

Is Bordeaux Worth Drinking Anymore? | VinePair

Over the past decade, it’s fair to say Bordeaux has fallen out of favor with the cool-kid crowd. The once- lauded wine region that still remains Robert Parker’s favorite has become less and less relevant to the next generation of drinkers. Or has it? That’s the discussion we’re having on this week’s VinePair podcast.

Source: Is Bordeaux Worth Drinking Anymore? | VinePair

Perfect Match Recipe: Seared Duck Breast with Spaghetti Squash, Onion Syrup, Pickled Onions & Chives | Matchmaking | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Duck may seem fancy, but it’s not actually that hard to cook. Jim Palmeri, executive chef of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., shares some duck-searing tips for the home cook, along with his easy, 9-ingredient recipe for an elegant autumn dinner that’s just right alongside a bottle of red Burgundy.

Source: Perfect Match Recipe: Seared Duck Breast with Spaghetti Squash, Onion Syrup, Pickled Onions & Chives | Matchmaking | News & Features | Wine Spectator

8 & $20 Recipe: Caesar Salad with Salmon and Grilled Romaine | Matchmaking | News & Features | Wine Spectator

A few months into grilling season, if you’ve slipped into the monotony of hamburgers and hot dogs, it’s time to switch it up. So much produce can benefit from that smoky, charred taste—like stone fruits, herbs and, yes, even lettuce. This twist on a classic Caesar salad is a great vehicle for grilled greens. Pair this with a refreshing white wine, like Vinho Verde.

Source: 8 & $20 Recipe: Caesar Salad with Salmon and Grilled Romaine | Matchmaking | News & Features | Wine Spectator

11 Smokin’ Good California Red Wines for a Barbecue | Tasting Highlights | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Scores and tasting notes for barbecue-friendly reds from California, including Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet and more, reviewed by Wine Spectator senior editors Tim Fish, Kim Marcus and James Laube.

Source: 11 Smokin’ Good California Red Wines for a Barbecue | Tasting Highlights | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Study Finds Drinkers Have Different Mouth Bacteria Than Nondrinkers | Health News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

A study by NYU researchers found that drinking alcohol increased the amount of harmful oral bacteria in people’s mouths, but the data on wine specifically was inconclusive.

Source: Study Finds Drinkers Have Different Mouth Bacteria Than Nondrinkers | Health News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

One Sommelier Can’t Change the World. But One Did Change Pittsburgh. | VinePair

Chef-turned-sommelier John Wabeck is changing the drinking culture in Pittsburgh, turning restaurants like Spoon and Poulet Bleu into wine destinations, and helping beverage professionals pursue wine education.

Source: One Sommelier Can’t Change the World. But One Did Change Pittsburgh. | VinePair

Top 10 Wine Travel Getaways of 2018 | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Meet our top wine travel destinations of the year! From sweeping vineyards to bustling metropolitan locales with well stocked cellars, see who made the cut.

Source: Top 10 Wine Travel Getaways of 2018 | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Combining The Worlds of Wine and Whiskey | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

There’s a long history of finishing spirits in wine barrels. Now wineries are experimenting themselves—by aging wine in whiskey barrels. Here’s what to try.

Source: Combining The Worlds of Wine and Whiskey | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

8 & $20 Recipe: Apricot-Walnut Chicken | Matchmaking | News & Features | Wine Spectator

This juicy chicken thigh recipe brings apricots, walnuts and the sweet spice of gingersnaps to the table. Wine Spectator recommends a fruit-forward Italian white wine or French rosé to pair.

Source: 8 & $20 Recipe: Apricot-Walnut Chicken | Matchmaking | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Should Some Ingredients Never Be Used in Guacamole? | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Where’s the line between proper guac and avocado dip? We dive into the avoca-dos and avoca-don’ts, from traditional recipes to anchovy and corn experiments.

Source: Should Some Ingredients Never Be Used in Guacamole? | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

2013 California Zinfandel Values | Exploring Wine with Tim Fish | Blogs | Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator senior editor Tim Fish says the 2013 vintage for California Zinfandel is excellent and recommends 6 top value wine picks from the vintage.

Source: 2013 California Zinfandel Values | Exploring Wine with Tim Fish | Blogs | Wine Spectator

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