Wine and food pairing is more an art than a science. So VIEW OR DOWNLOAD the Wine-Flair Wine & Food Pairing Chart 2020.  Pairing is one of the most frequent questions I get and if you want to really immerse yourself, there are lots of books available--I have one called What to Drink with What to Eat--but if you're putting together a dinner party or at a restaurant and you need a quick and handy guide (just email the PDF to yourself) you'll get some tried and true ideas here. You may or may not agree with them, and you'll find pairings you like from friends and family, but mostly from your own experience.  This is just a starting place,…

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On Monday evening at New York City's Beard House, we were treated to a spectacular "New England Springtime" menu, courtesy of my cousin Mark Gaier, and his partner Clark Frasier, co-owners and nationally acclaimed chefs of Arrows and MC Perkins Cove restaurants, both in Ogunquit, Maine (shown in photo below right). They were accompanied by Arrows' executive chef Justin Walker, an accomplished chef and an expert in New England fish and farming. Aside from bragging about Mark, Clark and Justin and the delicious food that they create daily, I want to make a simple point: This fabulous meal was made even more wonderful by pairing each course with a wine that complemented the food, garnishes and method of preparation, and…

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Real quick: 1. There's a new Search tab up top to help you find content. Use it - please! 2. Content on this front page will move to an archive folder after a week or two. Scroll down the right sidebar to "Previous posts." 3. New material in "Fun Stuff" such as Sustainable Winegrowing report and State of the Wine Industry. If you're really into wine this is for you. And don't forget our Wine Label charts and Wine and Food pairing chart to help you buy what you want, and enjoy what you buy!

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