Watch Cooking Channel

Thirsty Thursday: Pairing Wine With Summer Recipes

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Finally, a weekend without rain. It’s the perfect excuse to put together a food and wine party with friends. Serve nosh-friendly cheeses and charcuterie with a refreshing salad and an entree from the grill, all paired with wine. Cheers to online wine marketplace Lot18 for sharing refreshing ideas for the perfect pairings.

The Food: Friendly Cheeses (think chevre, pecorino and brie)
The Wine: Sauvignon Blanc
Also Pairs Well With: Young goat cheese pairs well with Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc. An aged goat cheese is better paired with a more robust wine like Cabernet or Zinfandel.

Serve a friendly aged goat cheese or a young, creamy Comté (a nutty cow’s milk cheese) to start off dinner as these cheese won’t overwhelm your guests. Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with most varieties of goat cheese as well as with oysters and other seafood.

The Food: Intense Cheeses (think gouda, sharp cheddar or a cow’s milk blue) and charcuterie
The Wine: Chardonnay
Also Pairs Well With: Cabernet Sauvignon

For more adventurous guests, try a French reblochon cheese, a soft cheese that’s traditionally made from raw cow’s milk and aged for 6-8 weeks. It has an extra-creamy texture and bold flavor that can stand up to many intense wines. Serve it to start your meal along with an aged salami like the one we had from Fra’ Mani Salami.

The Food: Summer Salads
The Wine: Rosé
Also Pairs Well With: Sancerre, Albarino

Now is the season for Rosé, which is typically enjoyed during the spring and summer, a year after each vintage is produced. It will go great with summery salads and any dish containing goat cheese like Michael Chiarello’s Warm Goat Cheese and Pancetta Salad.

The Food: Buffalo Steak and Rib Eye
The Wine: Pinot Noir
Also Pairs Well With: Zinfandel or Shiraz

Try Buffalo Burgers or Giada’s Steak Salad with these bold reds that work great with whatever you’ve got going on the grill.

More Wine Tips:
Pairing Wines With Take Out
Wine Essentials
Italian Wine Basics

More Recipes for Summer Entertaining:
Summer Drinks and Cocktails
Best Burgers and Grilled Mains
Bold BBQ Recipes
Easy Summer Side Dishes
Lighter Summer Recipes
Sweet Summer Desserts

Get the Friday Feed Newsletter

Tags:

Comments (745)

  1. goi qua ve vietnam posted 04/12/2014

    goi qua ve vietnam…

    [...]Here are a few of the web sites we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  2. avalon malibu posted 04/13/2014

    Title…

    [...]here are some links to websites that we link to for the reason that we believe they are really worth visiting[...]…

  3. binarymatrixpro posted 04/16/2014

    Title…

    [...]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[...]…

  4. hemorrhoids caused by stress posted 04/16/2014

    Title…

    [...]one of our guests not long ago advised the following website[...]…

  5. Divorce Attorney posted 04/18/2014

    Title…

    [...]below you will uncover the link to some web sites that we believe you need to visit[...]…

  6. painting in Toronto posted 04/18/2014

    Title…

    [...]we like to honor lots of other world-wide-web websites around the net, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Underneath are some webpages really worth checking out[...]…

  7. WEEE Recycling reading posted 04/18/2014

    Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nonetheless genuinely worth taking a look, whoa did one particular master about Mid East has got far more problerms too [...]…

  8. Godaddy Coupon Code posted 04/18/2014

    Title…

    [...]very handful of internet websites that transpire to be comprehensive beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly effectively worth checking out[...]…

  9. commonwealth tower posted 04/22/2014

    Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated information, nonetheless genuinely worth taking a appear, whoa did one discover about Mid East has got additional problerms also [...]…

  10. Title…

    [...]Every once in a although we opt for blogs that we study. Listed below would be the most up-to-date web pages that we pick [...]…

  11. Title…

    [...]although web sites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they’re essentially worth a go by means of, so have a look[...]…

  12. Best Hawker Food in Singapore posted 04/24/2014

    Title…

    [...]Here is an excellent Weblog You might Uncover Exciting that we Encourage You[...]…

  13. best vapor cigs posted 04/24/2014

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some incredibly interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…

  14. pirater un compte facebook posted 04/25/2014

    Title…

    [...]one of our guests just lately encouraged the following website[...]…

  15. coit carpet cleaning houston posted 04/25/2014

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are many completely not related sites to ours, nonetheless, they may be surely worth going over[...]…

  16. barber schools posted 04/25/2014

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some extremely interesting stuff like this. If you are new to this site[...]…

  17. pirater un compte facebook posted 04/25/2014

    Title…

    [...]that would be the finish of this article. Right here you will locate some web sites that we believe you will enjoy, just click the links over[...]…

  18. CJ Banks Coupon posted 04/27/2014

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool internet site that you may possibly delight in. Take a look for those who want[...]…

  19. Viio singapore posted 04/29/2014

    Title…

    [...]here are some hyperlinks to web-sites that we link to due to the fact we believe they are worth visiting[...]…

  20. w11 mobile posted 04/29/2014

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some really fascinating stuff like this. If you are new to this site[...]…

  21. divorce lawyer denver colorado posted 05/01/2014

    Title…

    [...]Here is an excellent Weblog You might Uncover Interesting that we Encourage You[...]…

  22. e vapor cigarettes posted 05/03/2014

    Title…

    [...]check below, are some entirely unrelated internet websites to ours, nevertheless, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  23. legal advice posted 05/04/2014

    legal advice…

    [...]please go to the sites we stick to, which includes this one, as it represents our picks through the web[...]…

  24. Reverse Auction posted 05/10/2014

    Reverse Auction…

    [...]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I like but do not get quite a bit of link love from[...]…

  25. Eiaculazione Precoce posted 05/11/2014

    Eiaculazione Precoce…

    [...]usually posts some incredibly exciting stuff like this. If you are new to this site[...]…

  26. Aventures posted 05/13/2014

    Aventures…

    [...]although internet websites we backlink to below are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they are really really worth a go as a result of, so have a look[...]…

  27. ebay japan posted 05/14/2014

    ebay japan…

    [...]although web sites we backlink to below are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they are basically really worth a go by, so possess a look[...]…

  28. Plexus posted 05/15/2014

    Plexus…

    [...]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[...]…

  29. trading binary option posted 05/16/2014

    trading binary option…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated data, nonetheless really worth taking a appear, whoa did one discover about Mid East has got much more problerms at the same time [...]…

  30. vietnam flower shop posted 05/23/2014

    vietnam flower shop…

    [...]the time to read or go to the material or websites we have linked to beneath the[...]…

  31. govt jobs posted 05/27/2014

    govt jobs…

  32. iphone5buzz.org posted 05/28/2014

    iphone5buzz.org…

  33. make money with iqkonnect posted 06/03/2014

    make money with iqkonnect…

    [...]Here are some of the internet sites we advocate for our visitors[...]…

  34. security stickers posted 06/10/2014

    security stickers…

  35. parkieren am flughafen zürich posted 06/12/2014

    parkieren am flughafen zürich…

    [...]always a significant fan of linking to bloggers that I love but do not get a whole lot of link like from[...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c