Hearty Lentil, Pesto and Colby Soup with Cotes du Rhone or Pinot Noir

Take a mid-week break with fast and delicious comfort food. Hectic work days. Long commutes. Multitasking half a dozen household crises. How can parents be expected to prepare something tasty in the precious little time they have between getting home and their children’s first cries of hunger? They can’t be – not without a little help. So this week I’m suggesting a nutritious and delicious recipe that is so fast to prepare it will leave you with enough time to treat yourself to a nice glass of wine. This hearty lentil, pesto and Canadian Colby soup pairs wonderfully with Côte […]

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Recipe for Chorizo Cheese and Black Bean Dip Paired with La Posta Cocina Tinto, Argentina

Warm Chorizo Cheese and Black Bean Dip A crowd pleasing dip featuring oozing melted cheese and black beans with a touch of heat from jalapeno peppers and chorizo sausage. A perfect pairing to try would be La Posta Cocina Tinto 2010, a blend of Malbec, Syrah and Bonardo from Argentina. If you are unable to find chorizo, substitute hot Italian sausage or even turkey sausage and serve the dip with tortilla chips or pita triangles. Serves a crowd (8 to 10) 1 lb. bulk chorizo sausage 1 cup onion, diced finely 2 tbsp fresh jalapeno, seeded and minced (optional) 1 […]

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Proscuitto Wrapped Salmon with Warm Lentil Salad Recipe Paired with Luca Pinot Noir 2009

Proscuitto Wrapped Salmon with Warm Lentil Salad Paired with: Luca Pinot Noir 2009 Wrapping proscuitto around salmon filets is an easy way to dress up fish while adding some intense flavour.  Salmon pairs well with medium bodied, bright and fruity red wines, and Pinot Noir is a classic pairing. Try this simple and elegant recipe with Luca Pinot Noir 2009 from the Uco Valley in Argentina. The wine is layered with strawberry and raspberry flavours, while offering a velvety texture lingering finish. Proscuitto Wrapped Salmon Serves 4 4 salmon filets (6 oz. center cut, skinless) 1 ½  tbsp Dijon mustard […]

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