Zinfandel & Sheet Pan Chicken with Ratatouille

I love chicken. I also love easy things! Chicken thighs are the easiest. This dish was inspired by the fact that it’s summer and that means Ratatouille, and this bottle of 2015 Heitz Zinfandel that I smuggled over from America a few years back. There’s a lot of cheap and cheerful Zinfandel out there, but…

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Muscat de Beaumes de Venise & Apricot Upside Down Cake

I love love love this recipe, this wine, and this pairing! So let’s start with the recipe cause that was the inspiration for the pairing. This recipe is a riff on this Bon Appétit recipe for a cherry upside down cake using frozen cherries. My cake pan is an 8 inch so I reduced the…

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Pinot Grigio & Corn and Feta Salad

Let’s just get this out of the way: Pinot Grigio is great because it is very blah. When it’s cheap and cheerful, likely coming from the Veneto region in Italy, it’s sharp, light, mildly fruity, and 100% inoffensive. When it’s a little more expensive and coming from somewhere like Alto Adige up in the Dolomite…

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