Category Archives: Wine Pairings

Frittata Primavera – Recommended Wine Pairing

Well, it has been quite a while since our last food pairing post, so time to catch up on things… Today we will pair Francesca’s frittata primavera with a proper wine. As we did in the past, we will base our … Continue reading

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Sea Scallops with Olives and Potatoes – Recommended Wine Pairing

I am still slowly catching up with my overdue wine pairings… Today we will suggest a wine that pairs well with Francesca’s delicious recipe of sea scallops with olives and potatoes. Based on the ingredients and preparation of Francesca’s sea … Continue reading

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Sicilian-Style Stracotto – Recommended Wine Pairing

A while back Francesca posted the mouth-watering recipe for a Sicilian-style stracotto: it is finally time to find a good wine pairing for her dish. Based on its ingredients and preparation, we can identify the main organoleptic qualities of this … Continue reading

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Chicken and Sausage Paella – Recommended Wine Pairing

A few days ago, Suzanne over at apuginthekitchen (a great food and cooking blog that you should definitely check out if you have not done so already) has been kind enough to ask me to partner with her by contributing a wine … Continue reading

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An Overview of the ISA Wine Pairing Criteria

As promised a while ago to Suzanne, the gracious author of food and cooking blog apuginthekitchen, in this post I will briefly go through the core foundations of food-wine pairing, providing an overview of the main criteria conceived and recommended … Continue reading

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Saffron “Milanese” Risotto – Recommended Wine Pairing (and a bit of trivia re Tocai)

So, yeah, I’m still in catch-up mode with my wine pairing recommendations… Sorry if it took me a while, but here we go: these are my suggestions in terms of what to pair with Francesca’s wonderful Saffron Milanese Risotto (which, incidentally, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara – Recommended Wine Pairing

This wine pairing post for Francesca’s mouth-watering Spaghetti alla Carbonara has been long overdue – apologies if it took me so long, but my Italian spumante series in view of the end-of-year festivities kind of got in the way 🙂 … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Here we go! Christmas Eve… for my family, it is even more important than Christmas Day. We have been talking about this night for weeks. We have invited friends, my mom and I have decided the table setting and selected … Continue reading

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Veal Skewers – Recommended Wine Pairing

As a good pairing to Francesca’s tempting veal skewers, I suggest going for a full-bodied red wine with defined (but not aggressive) tannins, good acidity and smoothness – I would pick either a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo or a Nero d’Avola (the latter … Continue reading

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Spaghetti all’Amatriciana – Recommended Wine Pairing

To complement Francesca’s yummy spaghetti all’amatriciana, I suggest that you pick a medium-bodied red wine with good smoothness, acidity and tannins. My ideas are either a Rosso Piceno from Central Italy or a Lagrein from the North East of Italy. … Continue reading

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