Food & Wine Pairing

RED

Barbera

Truffled Mushroom Cheese Fondue with 2009 Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Barbera from Mendocino County, California, January 10th 2012

Frugal Foodies’ Night:  Vegetarian Dirty Rice with 2010 Luisi Barbera d’Asti from Piedmont, Italy, November 13th 2011

Malbec

Mexican Tequila Flank Steak with Ancho, Lime & Orange & 2010 Gaucho Andino Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina, October 17th 2011

Merlot

Scottish Lamb Stew with Barley, Turnips, Carrots & 2005 Bassetti Merlot from Monterey County, California, January 1st 2012

Argentine Beef Stew with Apple, Pear, Pumpkin & 2006 Misa Vineyard Merlot from Carneros, Sonoma, October 11th 2011

Carignan

Hungarian Stuffed Flank Steak with 2007 Blue Cellars Carignan from Santa Clara Valley, California, September 5th 2011

Zinfandel

Southwestern Braised Steak with 2007 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel from Sonoma, California, July 26th 2011

Nicaraguan Citrus Mint Chicken with 2010 Sobone Estate Old Vine Zinfandel from Amador, California, December 8th 2011

Grenache / Syrah blend (Cotes du Rhone)

Moldovan Sausage with 2001 Domaine de Cabasse Cote du Rhone (from Seguret region), August 9th 2011

Swedish Spare Ribs with 2005 Chateau Saint Roches from Cotes du Rhone, France, June 28th 2011

Dolcetto

Pad Thai with 2006 Ceretto Dolcetto from Alba, Italy, June 13th 2011

Brined & Slow Roasted Provencial-Style Turkey with 2007 Viansa Athena Dolcetto from Sonoma, California, December 19th 2011

Petite Sirah

Braised Brisket with Horseradish Cranberry Relish & 2004 Granite Springs’ Petite Sirah from El Dorado AVA, California, April 25th 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon

Turkish Meatloaf with 2005 Somerset Cellar’s Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma, California, April 19th 2011

Syrah

Guatemalan Beef Stew with Tomatillos & 2009 Tre Gatti Baldo Rosso Syrah from San Antonio Vally in Monterey County, California, November 21st 2011

Japanese-Style Sukiyaki with 2008 Tamborine Shiraz from Granite Belt, Australia, April 11th 2011

Sangiovese

Brazilian Pork Stew with 2006 Bramosia Chianti Classico DOCG from Tuscany, Italy, January 24th 2011

Bolivian Cornmeal Battered Chicken in Tomato Wine Sauce with 2006 Piccini Chianti Superiore from Tuscany, Italy, September 28th 2011

Gamay (Beaujolais Nouveau)

Salmon Fillets Marinated in Persimmon Sauce with 2010 Antonin Rodet‘s Gamay from Beaujolais, France, December 18th 2010

Pinot Noir

Turkey Rice Porridge with Roasted Onion and 2004 Demuth Winery Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, California, December 2nd 2011

Pan-Fried Chilean Sea Bass with 2007 Cuvaison Pinot Noir from Carneros, December 13th 2010

Yucatecan Chicken with 2004 Foxes Island Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand, February 14th 2011

Nero d’Avola (Sicilian Red Wine)

Sicilian Meatballs with 2008 Cusumano Nero d’Avola from Sicily, Italy, December 6th 2010

DRY ROSE

Ecuadorian Potato Pancakes with Jalapeno & Cheddar and 2009 Penascal Estate Tempranillo Rose from Valladolid, Spain, October 30th 2011

Egyptian-Style Falafel with 2010 Muga (Grenache, Tempranillo & Viura blends) from Rioja, Spain, May 16th 2011

Provencal Rotisserie Chicken with 2009 Terrebrune Rose (Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault) from Bandol, France, January 1st 2011

Corsican Chestnut Soup with 2009 Antoine Arena dry rose (Nielluccio varietals) from Corsica, France, November 4th 2010

WHITE

Roussanne

Curried Papaya Pork Soup with 2010 Andre et Michel Quenard Chignin-Bergeron from the Savoie region, France, July 26th 2012

Sauvignon Blanc

Greek Octopus Pilaf with 2006 Jean-Max Roger Sancerre from Loire Valley, France, July 4th 2011

Zanzibar-Style Fish with 2009 Pedroncelli Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc from East Side Vineyards, Sonoma, May 18th 2011

Chicken Cacciatore with 2009 Sacred Hill Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand, October 16th 2010

Vermentino

Almond Crusted Halibut with 2009 Punta Crena Mataossu Colline Savonesi, Liguria, Italy, October 23rd 2010

Gewurztraminer

Hawaiian Lychee Chicken with 2010 Headstand Gewurztraminer from Mendocino, California, August 1st 2011

Indian Coconut Prawns with 2008 Hugel Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France, February 21st 2011

Swahili Coconut Fish Curry with 2008 Husch Gewurztraminer from Anderson Valley in Mendocino, November 12th 2010

Riesling

Swiss Fondue with 2009 Rancho Sisquoc Winery Riesling from Santa Barbara, California, December 25th 2011

Native American Tribal Poached Salmon with 2008 James Hardwick Riesling (Muddy Water growers’ series) from Waipara, New Zealand, August 28th 2011

Indian Saffron Chicken with Evergreen Vineyards Riesling from Oregon, June 8th 2011 2009 

Tunisian Eggplant Dip with 2008 Josef Friederich Liebfraumilch from Rheinhessen, Germany, December 2nd 2010

Featured on Mercury News & Oakland Tribune:  Kenyan Tomato Peanut Sauce Over Vegetables with 2009 Rudi Veit Riesling Piesporter Kabinette from Mosel, Germany, November 3rd 2011

Pinot Gris

Wok-Fried Dungeness Crab with Tamarind Sauce & 2008 Hahn Pinot Gris from Santa Lucia Highlands, December 26th 2010

Tuscan Dry White Blend

Shrimp Creole with 2010 Roccamena Toscana Bianco, July 19th 2011

Chenin Blanc

Cioppino with 2009 Juno Chenin Blanc from South Africa, July 11th 2011

Torrentes

Caribbean Prawns in Sweet, Hot & Creamy Sauce with 2010 Nbed2gether Torrentes from Mendoza, Argentina, September 18th 2011

Indonesian Stir-Fried Chicken with Tamarind Sauce & 2009 Vina Santa Maria Torrentes from Mendoza, Argentina, June 1st 2011

Chardonnay

Moroccan Grilled Kabob with 2009 Cuvaison Chardonnay from Carneros, Napa Valley, May 27th 2011

Vinho Verde

Portuguese Seafood Stew with 2009 Anselmo Mendes “Muros Antigos” Vinho Verde from Minho, Portugal, March 30th 2011

Viognier

Tilapia Wrapped Banana with Olive Sauce and Sterling Vineyard’s 2009 Viognier from Napa Valley, March 3rd 2011

Ancho-Pumpkin Prawns with 2008 Keith Tulloch Per Diem Viognier from Hunter Valley/Victoria in Australia, October 5th 2011

SPARKLING WINES

Mole Turkey with Mumm Napa Brut Sparkling Rose Wine, November 26th 2011

Peruvian Ceviche with Graham Beck Brut NV from South Africa, February 7th 2011

Avocado Soup with Zonin Prosecco Brut from Veneto, Italy, March 25th 2011

DESSERT WINES

Romanian Paprika Turkey Soup & 2008 Grasa varietals from Cotnari, Romania, November 18th 2010

Colombian Coffee Lamb Casserole & 2009 Schloss Koblenz Eiswein from the Rheinhessen Region, Germany, February 1st 2011

Andalusian Oloroso Sherry Marinated Tuna Carpaccio with Rich Cream Oloroso Sherry from Jerez, Spain, January 10th 2011

Steamed Persimmon Sherry Cake, December 12th 2011

Vietnamese-Style Pollock with Stirrings Ginger Liqueur, September 10th 2011

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