Provençal Rosé & Caprese Salad

I couldn’t let summer go by without enjoying some Provençal Rosé! And since this is what I drink the most of all summer long and the dish that I eat the most of during these warm days, I figured they’d be quite nice together. Provençal Rosé really is the world standard for premium pink wine…

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German Pinot Noir & Fancy Chicken Salad Sandwich

If you’re thinking – wait, Germany makes red wine? You’re in good company alongside pretty much everyone except Germans and wine geeks. I really wanted to choose a light red for this picnic and since we’ve already covered Cru Beaujolais I was pretty much stuck with Pinot. But which Pinot to choose? Cause I like…

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Muscadet with my Famous Tuna Sandwich

I can’t really talk about sandwiches without sharing with you my favorite sandwich of all time. This is the sandwich that my friends literally beg me to make them, like, regularly. I mean to be honest it’s just a normal tuna sandwich, except I take the shocking step of adding diced green apple. Crazy? Maybe.…

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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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