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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Jujube

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Jujube as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Wine & Jujube (Chinese Red Date): Dates do not grow in our area but Jujube’s do and dried jujube’s taste just like dates! Pit them just like dates before using in a recipe.  Use them in any recipe calling for dates. […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Southern Peas

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Southern Peas as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Wine & Southern Peas: Why do they pair well with wine? They have a high level of protein and starch which give balance to acids in wines. When do you use them? In winter, try them in a curry sauce […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Blackberries

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Blackberries as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo 5 Things to Know: Use blackberries fresh or frozen and in sweet or savory dishes. Blackberries are a common descriptor for wines, especially Bordeaux reds (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot),  Primitivo and wines with black fruit jammy flavors.  These are […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Plums

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Plums as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Plums are more of a texture and taste food rather than flavor. They can be sweet to tart, have a waxy surface and crisp meaty texture. Different plums have different flavors that range from a woody lemon to apple. It is […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Swiss Chard

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Native Redbuds as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Dark, leafy greens are easily interchanged in recipes. Swiss Chard is more flavorful green that carries flavor weight that pairs nicely with red wines. My favorite is rainbow as I love the colors of stems and veins. Cooking Swiss Chard […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Native Redbuds

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Native Redbuds as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Native plants are not only easy to grow and good for our landscapes, but they are often packed with nutrients. We can harvest right from our yards. Raw or cooked Redbud Seed Pods can be a crisp, tangy raw vegetable […]

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Wine Pairings for Sugar Snap Pea Salad

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Wine Pairings for Sugar Snap Pea Salad as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Raw Sugar Snap Peas can be a crisp, sweet but tangy raw vegetable snack or ingredient in any salad. Add a bit of lemon juice and kosher salt to taste to enjoy as a snack. Adding creamy cheeses or asian […]

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Wine Pairings for Persimmons

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR PERSIMMONS as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Persimmons grow worldwide and are found in a wide array of culinary dishes from sweet to savory. Persimmons are easy to store for winter use. Freeze them or dry them. Semi-ripe they are crisp like a plum. Very ripe they are like sweet […]

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Wine Pairings for Tempura Battered Asparagus

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR TEMPURA BATTERED ASPARAGUS as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Asparagus is traditionally classified as one of the most difficult vegetables to pair with wine due to its extreme vegetal components Asparagus in the springtime cannot be beat in terms of freshness and tenderness White asparagus has more mellow flavors compared to its green […]

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