Now Let's Pair...

Mar 5, 2019, 3:57 PM

The only thing better than finding a great wine you love, is to find the perfect pairing of food to go with it! There are a few simple rules of thumb that can help you make choices that will enhance both the wine and the food when combined. One approach is to pair dishes from a specific region to wines that are native to that region. Another good tip is that opposites often attract. For example, a dish heavier in cream or butter might pair well with an acidic, clean tasting wine. Ultimately,…

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French Wine 101

Mar 5, 2019, 3:37 PM

Isn’t it intimidating to go to a restaurant and get handed a wine list as thick as a novel? Perhaps you know you like red wine or prefer Champagne but you have a moment of confusion when presented with the wine list. Mariana Popescu, Sommelier at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, breaks down a French wine list by region, and then by reds (rouge) and whites (blanc), explaining the importance of each wine’s origin or “terroir.”

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