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  • All about Food and Wine Pairing, with easy gourmet recipes and wine matching ideas. Whether you're just learning how to pair food with wine, or are already a wine pairing expert, you'll find helpful tips at Easy Food and Wine! Visit our website for the complete Food and Wine Pairing recipe collection and articles.
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  • Our Easy Gourmet Recipes feature detailed instructions for the beginner cook or empassioned food and wine pairing enthusiast. We offer simple cooking ideas whether you're cooking for one, two, or entertaining for a crowd, with gourmet food recipes and wine pairings.
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  • Lamb recipes from Easy Food and Wine: find recipe ideas for everyday or for two, as well as for parties and entertaining. All recipes are matched with wine. Visit our website for the complete Lamb Recipe and Wine Pairing collection!
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  • Easy gourmet recipe for Curried Cauliflower and Chickpea Recipe with Potatoes. This delicious vegetarian recipe is simple to make and is excellent with our featured wine pairing: Chenin Blanc. Get the recipe at our site!
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  • Our Mushroom Asparagus Risotto Recipe is healthy and simple to cook.This vegetarian rice dish uses fresh asparagus and flavorful porcini mushrooms. We also include two wine pairings matched to complement this delicious Mushroom Asparagus Risotto.
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  • Easy gourmet recipe for Pesto Pasta Primavera with yellow squash, red pepper and olives. This delicious vegetarian recipe is simple to make and is excellent with our featured wine pairing: Pinot Grigio. Get the recipe at our site!
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  • Our Potato Leek Soup Recipe with Cheddar is sophisticated yet simple to cook.This vegetarian dish is a simple recipe showcasing the subtle flavor of leeks and tang of cheddar. The recipe also includes two wine pairings. Get the recipe at our site!
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  • Easy gourmet recipe for Soupe au Pistou, French vegetable soup with pesto. This delicious vegetarian recipe is simple to make and is excellent with our featured wine pairings: Sauvignon Blanc. Get the recipe at our site!
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  • Our Butternut Squash Ravioli Recipe is sophisticated yet simple to cook.This vegetarian pasta dish is served with a brown butter sage sauce with walnuts. We also include two wine pairings to complement this delicious Butternut Squash Ravioli.
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  • Chardonnay wine recipes - easy gourmet recipes specifically paired with Chardonnay wine. We feature Chardonnays from California, Burgundy - with regions such as Chablis, Macon, Macon-Villages - and more! Check out our website for the complete Chardonnay wine recipe collection.
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  • Chenin Blanc Wine Recipes - easy gourmet recipes specifically paired with Chenin Blanc wine. We feature Vouvray from France as well as Chenin Blanc from South Africa! Check out our website for the complete Chenin Blanc wine recipe collection.
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  • Pinot Blanc Wine Recipes - easy gourmet recipes specifically paired with Pinot Blanc wine, with selections from Oregon, California, Washington, and Alsace France. Check out our website for the complete Pinot Blanc wine recipe collection.
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  • Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris Wine Recipes - easy gourmet recipes specifically paired with Pinot Blanc wine, with selections from Oregon, California, and Alsace France. Check out our website for the complete Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris wine recipe collection.
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  • Riesling wine recipes - easy gourmet recipes specifically paired with Riesling wines, with dry and off-dry selections from Germany, Alsace France, Columbia Valley in Washington and more! Check out our website for the complete Riesling wine recipe collection.
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  • Sauvignon Blanc wine recipes - easy gourmet recipes specifically paired with Sauvignon Blanc and Fume Blanc wines - including from California, Sancerre / Bordeaux, Washington state and more! Check out our website for the complete Sauvignon Blanc wine recipe collection.
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  • Beaujolais Wine Recipes - with easy gourmet recipes specifically paired with wines from Beaujolais - made from the Gamay grape. Our featured wines include Beaujolais-Villages blends as well as Cru Beaujolais from villages such as Julienas, and more! Check out website for the complete Beaujolais wine recipe collection.
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  • Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Recipes - easy gourmet recipes specifically paired for Cabernet Sauvignon wine, with selections from Napa Valley California, Bordeaux - including Margaux - and more! Check out our website for the complete Cabernet Sauvignon wine recipe colleciton.
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  • Carignan Wine Recipes - easy gourmet recipes specifically paired for Carignan wine, with selections from Languedoc, Sardinia and beyond! Check out our website for the complete Carignan wine recipe colleciton.
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  • Pinot Noir wine recipes - easy gourmet recipes paired with Pinot Noir wine, with selections from Oregon, California and Burgundy France. Check out our website for the complete Pinot Noir wine recipe colleciton.
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  • Tempranillo wine recipes - easy gourmet recipes paired with Tempranillo wine, with selections from this famous Rioja region of Spain. Check out our website for the complete Tempranillo Wine Recipe collection.
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  • Syrah wine recipes - easy gourmet recipes paired with Syrah wine, with selections from California, as well as the Rhone Valley of France - with Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Ventoux blends. Check out our website for the complete Syrah wine collection.
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  • Zinfandel wine recipes - easy gourmet recipes specifically paired with Zinfandel wine, with selections from across California including Mendocino, the Sierra Foothills and more! Check out our website for the complete Zinfandel wine recipe collection.
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  • Guide to wines by grape varieties - descriptions and information of all the major wine grape types by varietals worldwide. We highlight each grapes' typical characteristics and tasting descriptions.
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  • Guide to the different wine bottle sizes: from half bottle, to magnum to the HUGE nebuchadnezzar! We explain how many each wine bottle size holds, what they are good for, and when to serve each.
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  • Wine trends for 2013: US Wine Consumption now #1 globally as France and Italy are on the decline; 2012 a bad year for French Champagne; Global wine output falls to lowest level since 1975 with challenging harvest.
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  • At Easy Food & Wine, we like to start the New Year off right, with 'fun' food and wine resolutions. This year, our goals are to master the art of making a great sauce, and to cover more about the people behind great wines.
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  • At Easy Food & Wine, we like to start the New Year off right, with 'fun' food and wine resolutions. This year, our goals are to get better at baking and to just taste lots of wines!
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  • Learn about the different ways that dessert wines are made - late-harvest wines, ice wines and wines affected by "Noble Rot", or botrytis. Get the Easy Food & Wine tips on which dessert wines to buy and how to pair them with food.
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  • Why is wine aged in oak barrels? We explain the flavors and characters that oak aging develops in wine as well as the difference between aging in different types of oak, from American oak to French oak, and small casks to large vats.
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  • We go 'off' on corked wines! Learn about how wines can become spoiled by the cork - from what TCA is, to how it gets into corks, and then how it gets into your wine as well as how to detect it. And what to do in a restaurant if you're served a corked wine ...
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  • At Easy Food & Wine, we like to start the New Year off right, with 'fun' food and wine resolutions. This year, our goals are to learn how to make homemade pasta, and to master new wine regions!
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  • Understanding Terroir - from the definition of this French wine tasting and winemaking term to understanding what it means for wine tasting and pairing food and wine. Check out our website to get our wine article on Terroir!
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  • Which wines to serve at what temperature? Learn how to properly serve Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay cold, which red wines can be chilled, and which red wines to serve at room termperature. Our wine serving temperature chart and guide tell you how!
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  • Guide to Wine Aging: learn how wines are aged in the bottle, which wines can be aged at home, how long to age those wines, and what the process and chemistry of wine aging is. Visit our site to get the Guide.
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  • Easy Food & Wine Chemistry 102 explains the secrets of what wine chemistry means for food wine pairing. Learn how tannins, acid, alcohol and sugar can help or hurt your pairing.
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  • Understanding wine chemistry is essential to the appreciation of fine wine. We highlight how the core components in wine come together to create the chemistry of wine tasting. Get the article at our site and find out more!
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  • Here are our Easy Food & Wine New Year's Resolutions: smoke a whole turkey on our Weber grill and add to our wine collection for aging!
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  • Want to know how to pick a wine? Whether you're buying at a wine shop or ordering from a wine list at a restaurant, picking wine like a pro is simple. Check out our tips!
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  • Have you ever wondered if the whole wine tasting thing is a fake? Let us convince you what makes wine tasting - and so many other things - so complex.
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  • Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 has arrived! The Beaujolais Nouveau wines from the 2011 vintage have hit the market. Get our reviews, including the new release from Georges duBoeuf.
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  • You may not think of White Wine for Winter right away (it's a bit more of a season for Reds) but a creamy, rich white wine can be a great choice still during cold weather. Try Chardonnay, Viognier or Pinot Gris - get our picks at our site!
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  • What makes red wine red and white wine white? We explain the difference between red wine, white wine and rose wine - what kind of grapes they are made from and the difference in how they are produced that makes them these colors.
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  • Learn about five red wine varieties that you may not know, but you will want to know! These uncommon red wine types are delicious and exotic, and include Nero d'Avola, Carmenere, Mourvedre, Pinotage and Dolcetto.
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  • Learn about five white wine varieties that you may not know, but you will want to know! These uncommon white wine types are delicious and exotic, and include Albarino, Verdejo, Chenin Blanc, Torrontes and Cassis.
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  • Discover the wines of Chile - offering outstanding value as well as world-class quality. We highlight the famous Chilean wine regions such as the Maipo Valley and include tasting notes on our favorite Chilean wines. Get the tips and buying guide at our site!
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  • Beaujolais Nouveau 2009 has arrived! The Beaujolais Nouveau wines from the 2009 vintage have hit the market. Learn what makes Beaujolais Nouveau unique and get our review of this year's wine.
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  • All about Beaujolais wine, made from the Gamay grape - this winemaking region in France is an excellent area for red wines, and even a smalll amount of white wines. Check out our website to get our Beaujolais wine reviews, recommendations and other information.
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  • Everything you ever wanted to know about Chardonnay wine - get our Chardonnay wine reviews, information on Chardonnay regions such as California, Burgundy, Chablis and Macon as well as tips on which Chardonnays to buy!
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  • We highlight Sauvignon Blancs from the up-and-coming Lake County wine region. Located just north and East of Napa Valley, Lake County also produces hgih-quality, affordable wines including biodynamic wines from the Sauvignon Blanc grape.
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  • We explore our obsession with French wines - French wine regions plus French wine grapes and varieties. Get our list of special grand crus and premier vineyard wines, including Bordeaux, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and more!
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  • That 'Sideways' movie got it wrong - the best wine in Southern California right now is Syrah! Read our recommendations for wineries and wines to try: Blackjack Ranch, Au Bon Climat, Stolpman Vineyard, Presidio Vineyard & Winery.
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  • What is the difference between Syrah and Shiraz? Nothing! They are the same grape. Ever wonder why wine names are so confusing? Aren't Fume Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc the same thing? What kind of grape is Hermitage? Find out!
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  • Our Wine Pairing Tips section includes articles from our Wine Blog about how to pair wines with different types of food and cooking - from wine matching for spicy food and grilled bbq dishes to red wine with fish.
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  • Some foods are next to impossible to pair well with wine - notoriously artichoke, asparagus and others. We tackle these challenging pairings, and provide tips for how to work with foods that don't play well with wine.
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  • When choosing wine to pair with a meal, the first question is Red, White or Rose? We give you three easy tips to know what to choose with which dish.
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  • Here are the Easy Food and Wine wine picks for Summer BBQ and barbecuing - wine pairings for grilled meats, grilled fish and grilled vegetables, including our selections for both red wines and white wines.
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  • About wine pairing for spicy foods, such as hot, exotic Thai and Chinese dishes. Learn why sweet and spicy are a good food wine match - including off-dry Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Champagne or Muscat. Get the tips and tricks at our site!
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  • The outrageous and greasy recipe the "Bacon Explosion" presents the ultimate Wine Pairing challenge: what wine matching could possibly work with this salty, fatty dish? We attempt to find the right food wine pairing for this dish.
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  • In celebration of Halloween, we are celebrating the scary and spooky - unusual food and wine pairings that may Trick or Treat ... you decide. Blood sausage and Agiorgitiko - eek!!!
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  • Can you drink red wine with fish? Yes! Don't be fooled by hard and fast wine pairing guides - red wine can be delicious with fish. Read our recommendations for pairings to try.
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  • Our Wine Buying Guide section includes articles from our Wine Blog about purchasing wines. We highlight how to find great wnes at any price, anywhere - whether your local wine shop or a restaurant, or a special occasion or affordable wine.
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  • Welcome the start of spring with this Top Ten list of affordable, refreshing whites all $15 or less. We choose the best from France, Italy, the U.S. and more - including Sauvignon Blanc, Prosecco and other great white wines!
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  • Get our LATEST list of Ten Great Wines for Ten Dollars or Less. We highlight the best $10 wines from around the world for 2012, with a selection of red wines, white wines and rose wines. These affordable wine bargains offer lots of flavor for little bucks!
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  • Wine Daily Deals let you save anywhere from 50-70% off high-quality wines. We take a look at different wine daily deal sites and share our tips for which to join.
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  • Get our LATEST list of Ten Great Wines for Ten Dollars or Less. We highlight the best $10 wines from around the world for 2011, with a selection of red wines, white wines and rose wines. These affordable wine bargains offer lots of flavor for little bucks!
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  • The 2011 Harvest Guide provides an overview of the weather, growing conditions and quality of the 2011 wine grape harvest around the world, including the France, Italy, California and Oregon.
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  • Buying Guide to wine glasses and stemware. Learn which brands and varieties are the best whether you're looking for a fancier / expensive option or a cheap set for your home. We review Riedel, Spiegelau and more.
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  • Our tips on how to get the best deals ordering wine at a restaurant. Learn about why to order wine flghts, try a pairing menu or a weekday special. Get our tricks for getting affordable, low-cost value wines when dining out at our site!
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  • Ten wines under $10 - get our list of affordable, value wines. We feature wines as low cost as $5 and up to $10, with both bargain white wines and deals on red wines. Get the list at our site!
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  • Choosing the right wines for Thanksgiving is about finding the right pairing for the turkey and all the sides, and something that will please everyone at the table. Get our tips on how to choose your Thanksgiving Day Wines by visiting our site!
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  • High-end boxed wine may seem like a complete oxymoron, but there are great wines today being made in all kinds of unconventional packaging now - boxes, tetrapaks, tubes and more!
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  • Find great wines for under $10 - sometimes a $10 wine is far better than a more expensive wine. Read our recommendations.
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  • Brining is a great technique to add extra flavor and juiciness to many meats - such as poultry like turkey, beef and pork. Learn what happens to meat when it's brined, and how to brine and cook with brined meats.
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  • Learn the proper technique for making crispy, tasty deep-fried foods. If you want to know how to deep-fry foods like french fries or find recipes for deep-frying, check out our website at EasyFoodandWine.com
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  • What is deglazing: this article includes a definition of this important cooking technique, as well as tips on how, when and why to deglaze. Deglazing is a fantastic way to maximize the flavor in your dishes and also start a sauce.
    What-is-Deglazing.html
  • Cooking cheese fondue is fun - and very tasty! Get our tips and techniques for how to prepare great cheese fondue, with our recipe using Swiss Gruyere cheese.
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