TIP OF THE DAY: Pair Saké With Cheese

Buy the cheese, open the saké. Photo courtesy CheeseNerds.com.   Recently, we were invited to a cheese and saké tasting at the French Cheese Board in New York City. Think you should sip saké only with Japanese food? Think again. While it doesn’t seem intuitive, the the traditional Japanese drink, brewed by fermenting rice, has…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Chocolate Bars & Wine

If your idea of grown-up Halloween does not include costume parties, how about a chocolate and wine tasting? For years, THE NIBBLE has been updating its highly-regarded wine and chocolate pairing chart. You can use it to prepare a memorable Halloween tasting. While our chart is quite extensive, your tasting can be as simple as…
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PAIRING: Pizza & Rhone Wine

Red Rhone wines are great with pizza. Photo by Kelly Cline | IST. We typically enjoy a beer with pizza. But we recently attended a “pizza challenge” that pitted top Manhattan pizza makers against those from Brooklyn. First, our top pick pizzas (use these ingredients at home): Kudos to Chef Mathieu Palombino from Motorino Pizzeria…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Peanut Pairing

Not every type of peanut goes well with beer.   March is National Peanut Month. People (and bars) commonly serve goobers with beer; the idea behind giving them away at bars is that salty peanuts make you thirstier for more beer. But there’s an art to pairing peanuts with libations: German Hefe-Weizen beers, with their…
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