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No, Your Cabernet Doesn’t Need a Steak. It’s Asking for Charred Peppers

When you plunk a bottle of cabernet sauvignon down on the table, most people expect to be served a juicy ribeye, stewed ragu, or hearty burger. But while it might seem like law, there’s really no requirement or dictum that one must always pair up the most robust red wines with meat. On the contrary: …

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Moscato by Another Name Is Not as Sweet

Some of the world’s greatest dishes demand a nip of wine or spirits to reach their full potential. Welcome to Splash in the Pan, where writer and drinks expert Tammie Teclemariam teaches you how to bring them to life. If you’ve tasted any Sicilian wine, it was most likely a robust fruity table red with …

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A Canadian Wine Pro on What To Drink With The Turkey

This article originally appeared on JancisRobinson.com. For more international wine coverage and expert pairing advice, become a member. As with many family Thanksgiving holiday stories, mine begins with a road trip. Packed with husband, kids, three dogs, produce from my garden and several bottles of wine, our station wagon drives six hours south-east across the glacial Kootenay …

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Galbi Jjim Recipe (Kimchi- and Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs)

This autumn stew recipe from Gage and Tollner chef Sohui Kim is a nod to classic kalbi-jjim (or galbi jjim) while also applying French technique, which often involves braising meat in wine to introduce depth of flavor. In Korean cuisine, tougher cuts are typically boiled to break down their proteins, with soy sauce and sugar …

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Venison Civet | Saveur

Venison is the star civet ingredient during roe deer (“corzo” in Catalan) hunting season, which runs from September to February. The abundance of red wine and the long marination time tame the lean meat’s faint gaminess. Ladle the stew over mashed potatoes enriched with olive oil or serve with roasted vegetables for a cozy cold-weather …

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These Cool Local Bottle Shops Champion Unorthodox Winemakers

The labels are a dead giveaway: Gentle Folk “Rainbow Juice.” Maloof “Where Ya PJs At?” Schmitt Frei Korper “Kulture Rot.” Dirty & Rowdy “Clothing Optional Orange Enz.” These aren’t the wines your grandparents sipped at dinner parties, or bought at a pricey auction house to stash like a dragon’s hoard in their temperature-controlled cellar.  A …

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A Treacherous Terrain is at the Heart of Liguria’s Lush and Food-Friendly Wines

In an excerpt from her new book, Liguria: The Cookbook: Recipes From the Italian Riviera, Laurel Evans introduces the Ligurian wines to look out for, their perfect pairings, and a few of the region’s most innovative winemakers.  Winemaking in Liguria is not for wimps. In fact, at some of the vineyards I’ve visited, this craft …

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The World’s Very First Orange Wine Store Opens In New York City

If you’ve visited a natural wine bar in the past few years, odds are you’ve tasted orange wine. Once a niche Georgian style, the amber-hued beverage has become the trendy darling of organic and biodynamic wine wonks the world over. Made from white grapes, orange wine gets its sunny tint from “skin contact”—that is, being …

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