Virtual tasting this Wednesday: Secrets of Wine and Food Pairing

Join me this Wednesday at 8pm ET as we cover one the central aspects of wine appreciation: wine and food pairing. Register for this webinar here.

And to get in the mood, here is an Appgrooves interview I did a few days ago with Tracy Block about when and how do to wine pairings with meals at home.

wine and food pairing



What a Shame?! | Oldman’s Wine for Your Bunker #25 | Gaja Darmagi Langhe Cabernet Sauvignon 1982

Some purists might scoff at truffle salt, but I’m confident that it would be a flavorful addition to your bunker. Similarly, people once scoffed at planting Cabernet Sauvignon instead of Nebbiolo grapes in Piedmont, Italy. Gaja proved it can be done with magnificent results. Featured wine: medium-bodied, blackberry-mint-leather Gaja Darmagi Langhe Cabernet Sauvignon 1982, the very first Cabernet from this legendary estate, literally a bottle of vinous history.✨

Gaja Darmagi

za’atar | Oldman’s Wine for Your Bunker #24 |Chateau Musar “Hochar Pere et Fils” ‘

got da bunker blues? spice things up za’atar 🌿, the Middle Eastern spice blend (dried herbs mixed with toasted sesame seeds) that can easily be ordered online. Pair it with a wine that is appropriate to the geography and mystique: Chateau Musar “Hochar Pere et Fils” ’14, a delicious, full-bodied red blend redolent of cherry liqueur, cedar, and savory spice (Lebanon, $28).


Crabby Bliss | Oldman’s Wine for Your Bunker #23 | Beringer Chardonnay Private Reserve

How to send you tastebuds on vacation ⛵️ to crabby bliss while never leaving your place? Use Goldbelly to ship in an iconic dish from across America, like I did with the plump, pure Chesapeake Bay crab cakes 🦀 from The Narrows Restaurant in Maryland. Then pair it with the perfect wine: the rich but clean, vanilla-citrus-pineapple Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Private Reserve (Napa, $35) ✨. \