Pairing of the Day: December 31-January 4, 2012
Herbed Scrambled-Egg Toasts with Bottarga
Pairing: Lively sparkling wine: NV Roederer Estate Brut or 2008 Domaine Carneros Brut Cuvée.
Smoked Sturgeon with Caviar and Everything Bagel Crumbs
Pairing: Sparkling wine: NV Gosset Excellence Brut or NV Zardetto Brut.
Crisp Branzino Fillets with Zucchini and Fresh Tomato Jus
Pairing: Bright California Sauvignon Blanc: 2010 Firestone or 2011 Honig.
Pairing: Lively, juicy Grenache: 2011 Monte la Sarda Garnacha.
Red-Wine-Braised Beef Shanks
Pairing: Substantial red wine with some tannic oomph: 2008 Gallo Signature Series Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon or 2008 The Count.