Riesling and Chimichurri, Festive sparklers and more ~ Thirsty Thursday

Each Thirsty Thursday we help you get ready for the weekend ahead with a round up of the best wine reviews and pairings from your fave winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .


  • Want white wine? Try the distinctive taste of Chablis
  • Festive sparklers, Italian-style ::link::
  • Holidays of fine wine and good books ::link::
  • Winning wines for $10 and a treat for $20 ::link::

A Curious Coupling … That Works

Wine pairings that shouldn’t work, but do.

Some things should never go together—dress socks and sneakers or oily fish and Bordeaux—but some things that you might not expect to work with each other, do. The alchemy of taste is a mysterious thing, and while there’s no accounting for personal preferences, there are chemical properties to food and wine that transcend opinions. So while lawn gnomes, velvet paintings, and Crocks all have their fan bases, certain food and wine combos have surprising connections that sound bizarre but actually are tasteful.