Pairing of the Day: October 2010

Every day, we spotlight a wine that pairs beautifully with an F&W recipe.


October 29, 2010Lamb Ragout with Olives and Peppers
Pairing: Syrah: 2006 Buty Peter Canlis.

October 28, 2010Roast Brined Chicken with Raisin and Pine Nut Agrodolce
Pairing: Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir: 2007 Whetstone Bella Vigna.

October 27, 2010Pan-Seared Black Cod with Grape Salsa
Pairing: Peach-inflected southern French white: 2009 Domaine La Suffrène Bandol or 2009 Château Massiac Viognier.

October 26, 2010Spinach-and-Sausage-Stuffed Peppers
Pairing: Spicy, concentrated Montepulciano d'Abruzzo: 2007 Zaccagnini Riserva.

October 25, 2010Eggplant Parm
Pairing: Medium-bodied, cherry-rich Barbera d'Alba: 2008 Massolino.

October 22, 2010Grilled Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde
Pairing: Italian beer: Birrificio Montegioco Rex Grue.

October 21, 2010Roasted Salmon with Oyster Mushrooms in Red Wine
Pairing: New world Pinot Noir: 2008 Hirsch Vineyards Lulu Canlis from Sonoma or 2007 Kooyong Massale from Australia.

October 20, 2010Warm Wheat Berries with Tuna, Fennel and Olives
Pairing: Full-bodied Spanish white: 2009 Rafael Palacios Louro do Bolo Godello.

October 19, 2010Mustard-Glazed Black Cod with Fingerlings and Chive Puree
Pairing: Champagne: NV Jean Milan Canlis Cuvée.

October 18, 2010Mixed Vegetable and Farro Soup
Pairing: Ripe, fruity Italian Sylvaner: 2009 Abbazia di Novacella.

October 15, 2010Mortadella and Cheese Panini
Pairing: Fragrant Tocai Friulano: 2008 Bastianich Friulano.

October 14, 2010Veal Goulash with Paprika, Caraway and Fried Capers
Pairing: Spicy Austrian Zweigelt: 2006 Leth Gigama or 2008 Fritsch Red Soil.

October 13, 2010Butcher's Ragù with Fusilli
Pairing: Lush, concentrated Merlot: 2007 Scarbolo Campo del Viotto.

October 12, 2010Pan-Fried Skate with Brown Butter and Parsnip Puree
Pairing: Sonoma Coast Chardonnay: 2008 Littorai Thieriot Vineyard or 2008 MacRostie.

October 11, 2010Spaghettini with Tomatoes, Anchovies and Almonds
Pairing: Vibrant, raspberry-scented Pinot Nero: 2007 Puiatti Zuccole.

October 8, 2010Hazelnut-and-Chocolate Meringue Cake
Pairing: Nutty, chocolaty Madeira: Broadbent 3 Year Fine Rich.

October 7, 2010Easy Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine
Pairing: Napa Cabernet: 2006 Ladera or 2007 Oberon.

October 6, 2010Chicken Scarpariello
Pairing: Bright, cherry-rich Chianti Classico: 2007 Rocca delle Macìe.

October 5, 2010Pasta all'Amatriciana
Pairing: Rich Frascati: 2008 Fontana Candida Luna Mater or 2008 Castel de Paolis Donna Adriana.

October 4, 2010Bacon Burgers on Brioche Buns
Pairing: Juicy, spicy Australian Shiraz: 2009 Spring Seed Wine Co. Scarlett Runner.

October 1, 2010Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
Pairing: A rich, substantial red: 2008 Castel de Paolis Camp Vecchio Rosso or 2008 Casale del Giglio Petit Verdot.

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