Category: Food&Wine/Kos&Wyn

Pizza and wine: Not a natural marriage

Pizza is actually a tough dish to pair with wine. In fact, most Italians drink beer with their pizza rather than wine, and for good reason. Pizza is primarily bready, yeasty, fermented bread. Beer is mostly … well, yeasty fermented grains. The two match up wonderfully based on the bridge of yeasty, …

The evolution of your wine palate

Regardless of how you found your way into wine, you’re here now! Thank goodness. Of course, wine drinking is very much a journey itself, and it’s quite likely that your wine palate will change over time. This type of taste evolution has no doubt already happened once in your life. For example, remem …

The basics of food and wine pairing

Few things on earth are better than food and wine. Learn the fundamentals behind food and wine pairing to create your own great pairings. This guide will show you the steps and what to look for in your recipe to find the perfect wine. A great food and wine pairing creates a balance between the compo …

Which wines pair best with what cheeses? Armed with the right information, you can create amazing wine and cheese pairings on your own. Let’s take a look at some classic wine and cheese pairings and why they work, so that the next time you’re on a wine and cheese getting mission, you’ll have no doub …

The Pinot grape is something of a chameleon and not just because of the variety of colors it can be found in, writes Eric Guido.  Pinot Gris, a mutation of the Pinot Noir grape, can be found around the world and in a number of different expressions from crisp to velvety and from dry to sweet.

Thinking back, I can remember a time when Merlot was all the craze, writes Eric Guido. It was widely popular and one of the most planted varieties around the world. Now, I find people telling me that they don’t like Merlot more than any other grape variety that I know. The funny part is that they us …

Seafood is traditionally paired with white wine for good reason. Much like that squirt of citrus we like so much with seafood, white wines bring a spark of acidity when paired with fish, brightening the fish flavors and cleansing the palate. That’s not to say that red wines can’t also be paired with …