Wine and Food Pairing with Memories and Laughter

  As part of the CBC’s Food Fantasy fundraiser for the Food Bank, I raffled myself off to visit the home of the winner and pair wines with a three-course meal. You can listen to our group chat above and discover some surprising tips on pairing wine and food. The winners were Merle and Richard (far right in the picture below), a lovely couple who hosted a fun evening filled with wine, laughter and memories.   Wines Tasted and Food Pairings Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Marlborough, New Zealand Grassy and smoky and absolutely great! This New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc […]

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Chimichurri Flank Steak Fajitas with Peppers and Manchego Recipe Paired with Catena Malbec 2008, Argentina

Chimichurri Flank Steak Fajitas with Peppers and Manchego Paired with Catena Malbec 2008, Argentina Chimichurri sauce is an essential part of Argentinean cuisine found on every dinner table. There are many variations on the recipe but the key ingredients include fresh parsley, garlic and vinegar. Some cooks add more garlic, some more chilies and others blend in fresh cilantro.  Either way, this versatile sauce is a delicious accompaniment to grilled fish, chicken, chorizo sausages and especially steak. When it comes to pairing this steak with wine, my first choice would be malbec. Look for a malbec with lots of ripe […]

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