Taste Test: Wines for Spicy Food #WinePW

wine choices for spicy food

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Tackles Enchiladas Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is nothing if not brave.  As we have gotten comfortable with our wine pairing explorations, we have started taking on tougher challenges and this month is one of our better ones: enchiladas. With wine as a daily occurrence at our dinner table, I have … Continue reading

“Learn to Love Beets” Pizza

Beets on Pizza?  Why? Growing up, beets were a regular item at our dinner table.  Let’s just say I did not grow to be a fan.  When I left home to go to college I thought: “I never have to eat beets again!”  After 35+ beetless years, I decided I should really give them a … Continue reading

CSA Meatless Monday: Wines for Sriracha Sauce

One Pan Curried Kale Medley Today’s Meatless Monday recipe is a spicy one pan meal featuring ingredients from our CSA box.  Sriracha sauce is pretty spicy, but we found a couple of wines that gracefully handled the heat. Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorees Beaujolais 2011 ($14) There are very few red wines that pair nicely with … Continue reading

Wines for Spicy Fish Tacos

Spicy Goes with Sweet I had a recent experience with Moscato d’Asti and raw jalapeno slices – it was such a taste surprise!  I wanted to explore a little further, so I decided to try it with some spicy fish tacos.  I stopped at our corner wine shop on the way home and there was … Continue reading

Chole Masala & Breggo Riesling

After a lifetime of meat at every dinner, I have recently wanted to explore a meatless meal on a regular basis.  Meatless Monday, or Wednesday or whatever.  Thanks to a fellow Minnesota Fortify! member, I have a ready source of recipes. Shari, over at My Fancy Pantry, offers a variety of Indian oriented dishes and … Continue reading

Wine Dinner: Riesling!

July brought our wine dinner group a Friday evening cruise on Lake Minnetonka and a very informal tasting of Rieslings.  Friday nights can be difficult for fancy meals, and who needs fancy meals anyways?  It’s really all about getting together with friends.  With the informal summer theme, we thought we would explore the world of … Continue reading

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