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Brunch and Wine Pairing Just as the Sun Rises

Brunch with wineDrinking at breakfast sounds odd, even bizarre. But during the weekends when your breakfast isn’t too early (or brunch), the right pairing with what is served – pancakes, eggs, burgers or some other breakfast concoctions  – can lend the morning meal some heartiness. Jim Clarke’s Drinking in the Morning at Star Chef’s Easter Brunch suggests it is great for Easter. Though anyone who loves having a great morning or weekend, can find the suggestion a welcome one. Clarke says,

“… We typically pay tribute to our breakfasty beverages by supercharging them—OJ becomes a mimosa; tomato juice, a bloody mary. Coffee remains unadulterated—the caffeinated counterbalance to your morning alcohol—but do we really need to cut our alcohol with fruit juice to make it socially acceptable?”

Light Choices for Egg-based Breakfast

No, vodka or whiskey or anything as hard is not suggested with eggs benedict or any light dish for breakfast. Rather, lighter stuff is suggested to make decent pairings at this time of the day; Champagne with orange juice, citrusy Chardonnay or any sparkling wine pairing with omelets, quiches and egg benedict. [Read more…]

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Food and Wine to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Wine and chocolate for valentine's dayWithout argument, Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, and one of the best ways to celebrate it is to combine flowers, food, and wine. When perfectly paired, food and wine make an ideal Valentine’s Day gift for a person you consider special. Show you care by investing more than money in your purchase; make it clear your gift was chosen with thought and affection.

Wine and Chocolate. While some believe that chocolate is at best difficult to pair with wine, it is actually possible to come up with some winning combinations. Pairing Wine and Chocolate by wine expert Stacy Slinked posted in About Food has some suggestions regarding this.

  • “White chocolate tends to be more mellow and buttery in flavor, making it an ideal candidate for the sweeter styles ofSherry (consider Spain’s rich, full-bodied Pedro Ximénez Sherry), and the sweet, subtle bubbles of Italy’s Moscato d’Asti (check out Saracco’s Moscato d’Asti), or opt for the heady aromas of an Orange Muscat…”

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