[1] One of the best Silvaner wines from Germany (photo © Shop Banquet). [2] Sylvaner is delicious with antipasto, cheese and olives, among many other foods noted below (photo © Vermont Creamery). [3] The best Sylvaner from Alsace—the region spells the wine with a “y” instead of the “i” used in Germany (photo © Domaine […]

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Here’s an activity for Valentine’s Day, movie night or any fun occasion. Pair cookies and wine! Thanks to Chip City of New York City, purveyors of large, gooey cookies, for these pairing ideas: Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cabernet Sauvignon: Cab is the perfect complement to chocolate chip cookies. Dry and full-bodied, it pairs well with […]

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Because Thanksgiving is the American holiday, we always serve American wines. If you pour just one white wine and one red wine at Thanksgiving, that’s O.K. But for those who want to up their wine-pairing game, here’s a Thanksgiving food and wine pairing guide. Of course, you don’t need to serve a different wine with […]

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Recently we received a delightful pitch from Zola, a wedding planning and registry website, for an article on pairing wines and mocktails with wedding cakes. While it’s terrific information for anyone ordering a wedding cake, it’s also great for cake lovers in general. Be it birthday, anniversary, baby shower, holiday dinner, or any occasion to […]

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[1] Pie and ice cream: Think outside the box for your à la mode (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Apple pie with honey ice cream (photo © Golden Blossom Honey). [3] Talenti Vanilla Cinnamon gelato, great for apple pie. Talenti also makes Vanilla Caramel ice cream gelato, Brown Butter Caramel gelato, and Caramel Apple Pie […]

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Because Thanksgiving is the American holiday, we always serve American wines. If pour just one white wine and one red wine at Thanksgiving, that’s O.K. But for those who want to up their wine-pairing game, the folks at Cameron Hughes Wine (photo #3) have put together a Thanksgiving food and wine pairing guide and an […]

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[1] Cranberry, pumpkin seeds, spices and a chocolate drizzle (recipe and photo © The Popcorn Board). [2] Dried cranberries (photo © King Arthur Flour). [3] Toasted pumpkin seeds (photo © Simply Recipes).   October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, and The Popcorn Board has created a new recipe to mark the occasion. Loaded with chocolate, […]

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[1] Fresh Goat Cheese Log With Roasted Zucchini, Mint and Thai Chili (photos 1-3 © Goat Cheeses Of France). [2] Valençay Pyramid With Balsamic-Marinated Watermelon. [3] Chevre Bleu d’Argetal With Dark Chocolate. [4] Crottin de Chavignol, the best-selling French chevre (photo © Marmiton).   While U.S. cheesemakers produce terrific goat cheeses, the mother of goat […]

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