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Australian Wine, Barossa Valley, Chardonnay Cheese and Wine Food and Wine Pairing

A Sunday with Jacob’s Creek Classic Chardonnay

I woke up with a travel fatigue today. A couple of days of travel had left me exhausted. However, on a brighter side today was a Sunday and there was the Jacob’s Creek Classic Chardonnay in the refrigerator, gifted to me by my brother. Jacob’s Creek Jacobs Creek, is a small creek in South East […]

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Cheese and Wine

Gruyere Cheese Spaghetti with Wine

A cache of assorted cheeses brought home recently encouraged us to research for some nice cheesy recipes which would pair well with wines. The cheese selected today was the Swiss Gruyere paired with Allegrini Valpolicella from Italy. Gruyere Cheese Gruyère is a hard yellow Swiss cheese that originated in Switzerland. It is named after the […]

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Food and Wine Pairing

A Parmigiano Reggiano – Valpolicella Affair

While sorting out the home delivered groceries (lockdown skills), I happened to notice the Parmesan Parmigiano Reggiano cheese amongst some other goodies. It instantly kindled, in my budding culinary mind, a possibility of pairing a dish prepared this cheese with the Valpolicella wine which we brought home recently. A brief discussion (okay, it was a […]

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Champagne Uncategorized

A champagne with notes of Indian spices

Reading through the review of the single-parcelled grower champagne by Megan Nunn on facebook sometime back, I happened to read about how she noticed the notes of Indian Spices in a champagne she tasted. Megan is a devoted enthusiast of small grower champagne houses with a keen interest in their wines, regions, cuisines and culture […]

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Food and Wine Pairing Uncategorized

Indian Egg Curry Pasta with a Chilean Shiraz

I had kept the Shiraz in the cooler to be opened on the weekend – Friday to be precise. Today was egg curry for lunch. But getting impatient, I found myself opening the Shiraz and pouring in the glass. Initial whiff, sniff and a sip promised a wonderful wine. Impromptu decision next was to make […]

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Champagne Accessories

Champagne Pewter Buckets and Bowls

The shared 1:38 minutes YouTube clip is based on the James Bond signature music score…tanan tan nan…always hauntingly melodious, isn’t it ? Only that here it isnt from a Bond movie but rather it’s a showcase of a champagne bottle case made of Pewter. Now this isnt a promotion post so I’m not writing brand […]

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Champagne Harvest

Réseau Matu

Every year the Champagne region of France announces the start dates for the harvest. This start dates vary by each village and grape varietal, ensuring that every plot is picked at the optimal ripeness. But then How is the date of harvesting decided? The bunches of grapes reach optimum ripeness at different times depending on […]

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Food and Wine, Indian Food-Wine Pairing Uncategorized

Sula Sauvignon blanc paired with Indian homemade food

“What grows together, goes together” is the time tested mantra to pair food with wines. So here’s the earthy sauvignon blanc from the leading Indian wine house – Sula, paired with home made chicken pasta which we had for lunch today. It made a perfect Food-Wine pairing. Next was the black pepper cream chicken prepared […]

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Wine and Art

The Wine of Saint Martin’s Day

The Wine of Saint Martin’s Day is the largest painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. It is currently held in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, where it was identified as a Bruegel original in 2010. Like much of Bruegel’s work it depicts peasant life, in this case a festival known as St. Martin’s Day, which […]

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Wine and Art

The Wedding Feast at Cana

The Wedding Feast at Cana (1563), by the Italian artist Paolo Veronese is about the biblical story of the Marriage at Cana. It depicts Mary, her son Jesus and some of his apostles attending a wedding in Cana, a city in Galilee. In the course of the wedding banquet, the supply of wine becomes depleted. At Mary’s request, Jesus commands the […]