WINE: Pairing Wines With Casual Food

Take-out food with a good, affordable wine makes for a pleasant evening. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE. We live in New York City, perhaps the take-out food capital of the world. Most times, you can’t a single city block without finding something to take out. But every town has its favorite take-out spots.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Wine With Indian Food

Try a Pinot Noir with Lamb Vindaloo. Photo by Michal Szydlowski | SXC. Vishal Khosla, owner of Klay Oven in Chicago, has had a lot of time to experiment with wine parings at his Indian restaurant. His tips for what pairs best: A dirty martini goes well with appetizers like vegetable samosas or chicken and…
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ENTERTAINING: Wines For St. Patrick’s Day

Pinot Blanc with corned beef and cabbage? Who knew? Wine available from/photo courtesy of EnglewoodWineMerchants.com. Pondering what to serve with your St. Patrick’s Day dinner? We’ve combined tips from Natalie McLean, James Beard award-winning writer of Nat Decants, with our own recommendations: COCKTAILS Irish whiskey cocktails -or- Irish Beers (you can serve the beers throughout…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Foie Gras Variées

[1] A slice of foie gras, known as a “scallop,” is briefly sautéed and served with peaches, marmalade and marigold salad (photo © Restaurant Daniel| NYC). [2] Foie gras-stuffed prunes (photo © Caviar Russe.   On festive occasions we serve “Foie Gras Variées,” a dinner plate comprising small amounts of different foie gras* preparations that…
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