Wine 101: How to Choose Riesling Wines for Food Pairing

With the rise in demand for alternative white wine pairings and something different on the menu, Americans are turning to new and old varietals like Riesling wines. What Does a Riesling Wine Taste Like? Generally, Riesling wines are very fruit forward, with flavors of apple, pear, and peach. The nose is highly floral, with high acidity, […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Crave Local’s Best Wines of The Year

For the perfect wine lover gift, enjoy our top 28 wine picks in our seventh annual Crave Local Best Wines of the Year!

Fall is Here, So Enjoy Some Pumpkin Beer!

The weather has gone colder and the leaves are crunching: Yes, fall is here. And with fall comes a change in what we eat and of course, what we drink. On the beer front, we move away from the summer pilsners, lagers, and hoppy IPAs that quench our thirst under the hot sun and turn […]

Summer Wine Pairing: Grillo with Zesty Fettuccine with Asparagus and Burrata

Burrata cheese and pasta: a delicious combination, especially when paired with the crisp, bright flavors of a summery white wine. Burrata cheese is, in layman’s terms, a soft, mozzarella cheese exterior, filled with pure cream like a little pouch, waiting to be opened. Much softer than you might usually choose to serve with pasta, it […]

Summer Wine Pairing: Grillo with Farmers Market Pea Salad with Shaved Pecorino Romano

Below is a fresh pea salad, enhanced with cooling mint, spicy radish, and savory, creamy Pecorino Romano-a sure hit at your next summer soiree or outdoor barbecue and wine pairing.

Red, White, and Rosé: 90+ Point Wines To Kick Off Your Summer

Choosing which wines to pair with barbecue and grilled foods can also be a challenge, but this list of our summer wine pairings featuring 90+ wines can help you and your guests find the perfect pairing!

Perfect Brunch Wines for Your Easter Weekend

As spring is upon us, and the weather warms, weekend brunches with family an friends are some of the best ways to enjoy the season. Although many think of mimosas and bloody mary’s as the drink of choice for brunch pairings, rosés, sparkling wines, and light Champagnes work beautifully with brunch fare. Great brunch wines […]

Pairing Wine with Fried Chicken: 2016 Food Trends

If you thought fried chicken and wine didn’t mix, we have the perfect list of fried chicken and wine pairings for you to enjoy!

Class Up Game Day With Barbecue Friendly Wines

If you’re anything like us during game day season, you & your friends will appreciate this list of barbecue friendly wines

Wine Review: Tom Gore 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Food friendly, and a good value for the price. Intense flavors should mellow well with age. Drink now through 2018.

Wine Review: Joseph Phelps Scheurebe 2012, St. Helena

Wine: Joseph Phelps Scheurebe 2012, Spring Valley Ranch Vineyard, St. Helena Varietals: 100% Scheurebe Color: Notes: A unique grape varietal of German origin, Joseph Phelps Eisrébe 2012 is rich and luscious, with lemon, grassy herbs, grapefruit, honeysuckle, mango, and vanilla on the nose. Sweet honey and concentrated flavors of lemon zest, apricot and floral. Balanced acid and […]

Holiday Spiced Mulled Red Wine Recipe

Creating an enjoyable blend of mulled red wine is easy and this winter warmer-upper is always well received. Use this recipe as your base.

Last Minute Gourmet Gift Guide For Food & Wine Lovers

With the holiday season in full swing, this gourmet gift guide is perfect for those of us (you know who you are) still on the hunt for last minute gifts to fill hearts with glee, it’s once again time to choose the best gifts to give that food and wine lover in your life! Whether it’s gorgeous […]

The Perfect Wine & Pie Pairings To Satisfy Your Holiday Guests

With all of the things on our minds this time of year, it can be tough to concentrate or research what kind of food to prepare and what to serve with it.  Don’t worry, we have taken the thinking out of this seasons choices…at least when it comes to your dessert menu. We were recently […]