Recipe – Grilled Bacon Kebabs

Funny, this – “Living high on the hog” used to mean one could afford the prime cuts of meat farthest away from the pig’s belly – the luxurious loin.  But today you can’t walk down a block at lunchtime without running into an urban hipster biting into some form of pork belly.  Eating low on the hog is decidedly trendy.   […]

Wine-Friendly Recipe – White Bean Crostini (Appetizer)

  Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for  drizzling 3 garlic cloves, minced and 1 whole clove, peeled 2 1/2 cups cooked white beans, or drained and rinsed canned beans 2 tsp. minced fresh rosemary 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 baguette, cut into 24 […]

What Wine Goes With Chicken Fingers?

Yeah, they look delicious.  That’s because they are.  And even more so when paired with the right wine.   If you’re a foodie and have yet to discover the brilliant blog – Once Upon a Chef – by former chef Jennifer Segal, I highly recommend it.  This talented chef gave up her toque to raise […]

“Runaway” Chicken Chowder

Though its bright orange color makes this a perfect Halloween dish, its belly-warming, bowl-licking popularity argues for making it throughout the winter months!

Moules Marinieres – Mariner’s Mussels, the Highway to Heavean!

A favorite mussels recipe Dave the Wine Merchant recreated after a trip to France, where it was enjoyed with a cool glass of Chenin Blanc at a sidewalk cafe in Tours.

Wine-Friendly Recipe: Pissaladière Niçoise (Onion tart with anchovy & olive)

A wine-friendly recipe for an Onion Tart, the French “Pissaladiere Nicoise”, which pairs with a wide range of wines.

Tapas Recipe – Pinot Noir with Tarta de Cebolla (Onion Tart)

In June, 2009, this recipe was paired with the Copain, 2007 Pinot Noir “Tous Ensemble” ($36), which was sent to members of our Miles’ Pinot Selections sampling program.  Click here to find alternative recommendations. This recipe is easily adapted to create a single large tart which can be cut into individual, pie-shaped servings.  But in keeping […]