Pairing of the Day: January 2010
January 29, 2010—Free-Form Sausage-and-Three-Cheese Lasagna
Pairing: A rich, peppery Primitivo. Try the 2006 Castello Monaci Pilùna.
January 28, 2010—Scallops with Potato Pancakes and Caviar Sauce
Pairing: A sparkling Vouvray. Try the NV François Pinon Vouvray Brut or NV Champalou Vouvray Pétillant Brut.
January 27, 2010—Chicken-and-Okra Gumbo
Pairing: A melony, aromatic Gewürztraminer. Try the 2007 Hugel et Fils.
January 26, 2010—Roast Monkfish in Sake Broth
Pairing: A luxurious white Burgundy. Try the 2006 Domaine Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chevenottes or 2007 Philippe Colin Maranges Vignes Blanches.
January 25, 2010—Linguine with Broccoli Rabe–Walnut Pesto
Pairing: A floral, lightly nutty Gavi. Try the 2008 La Scolca Gavi dei Gavi Black Label.
January 22, 2010—Eric Ripert's Surf and Turf
Pairing: A rich rum. Try the Zacapa Rum 23 or Appleton Estate 21 Year Old.
January 20, 2010—Maple-Glazed Chicken Breasts with Mustard Jus
Pairing: A light, cherry-inflected Pinot Noir. Try the 2007 Beaulieu Vineyard Coastal Estates.
January 19, 2010—Penne Rigate with Spicy Braised Swordfish
Pairing: A fruity Sicilian rosé. Try the 2008 Planeta.
January 15, 2010—Braised Pork Belly with Pickled Radishes
Pairing: A Rhône red. Try the 2007 Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Syrah or 2007 Tardieu-Laurent Les Becs Fins.
January 14, 2010—Chocolate Pots de Crème with Maple Caramel and Salt
Pairing: A beer with sweet, malty flavors. Try the Westmalle Dubbel Trappist ale.
January 13, 2010—Hot-and-Crunchy Chicken Cones
Pairing: A full-bodied, fruity Chardonnay. Try the 2007 Columbia Crest H3.
January 12, 2010—Smoked-Trout Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit
Pairing: A white wine from a coastal region. Try the 2008 Salneval Albariño or 2008 Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc Reserva.
January 11, 2010—Orecchiette with Veal, Capers and White Wine
Pairing: A crisp, substantial white blend from northern Italy. Try the 2007 Eugenio Collavini Broy Collio Bianco.
January 8, 2010—Braised Chicken all'Arrabbiata
Pairing: An herbal, peppery Monastrell from Spain. Try the 2007 Castaño.
January 7, 2010—Skirt Steak with Paprika Butter
Pairing: A spicy French red. Try the 2007 Château de Lascaux Côteaux de Languedoc Rouge or 2008 Famille Iché Château d'Oupia Les Hérétiques.
January 6, 2010—Pan-Roasted Chicken with Citrus Sauce
Pairing: A lush, grapefruity New World Sauvignon Blanc. Try the 2008 Pomelo.
January 5, 2010—Crisp Asian Salmon with Bok Choy and Rice Noodles
Pairing: An Argentinean Torrontés. Try the 2008 Michel Torino Don David or 2008 Alamos.
January 4, 2010—Fusilli with Creamed Leek and Spinach
Pairing: A luscious, aromatic Chardonnay from Italy's Friuli region. Try the 2007 Plozner.