Wine & Pie Pairings

Blueberry Pie + Syrah One of the most tannin-packed and dark wines around, Syrah deserves a pastry that’s a meal. The viscous texture of the preserves combined with the chewy crust of blueberry pie stands up great to this heavy red. However, as Syrah also packs in plenty of fruit, the blueberry also adds a […]

Halloween Wine & Candy Pairings Pt. 1

Halloween Wine & Candy Pairings, Pt. 1 By Kevin M.  Hi! I’m Kevin, your usually humble Cork Genius lab tech but today I’m excited! It feels so good to finally welcome readers to Carefully Curated, a brand-new feature of our Genius Labs focused exclusively on pairing our gourmet food affiliates with vintages curated by our […]

Halloween Candy & Wine Pairings, Pt 2

Halloween Candy & Wine Pairings, Pt 2 The leaves are falling, the air is turning colder, and everyone has their costumes ready for Halloween. This is my favorite holiday of the year. I love carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, bobbing for apples at parties, and dressing up in a ridiculous costume with an attractive date, who […]

American Beer Day: Chill Stick & Reese’s Pieces

American Beer Day: Chill Sticks & Reese’s Pieces “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” — Benjamin Franklin Now that Hundred Dollar Ben has your attention, let Marcus (aka me) tell you what time it is… it’s time to celebrate! What are we celebrating, you ask? Well today, Oct. […]

Halloween Wine & Candy Pairings Pt. 3

Halloween Wine & Candy Pairings, Pt. 3 By Tabitha J.  In these days of “wine of the month club” deliveries and grape juice from concentrate, there’s something to be said for an old-fashioned wine list that lists wines by varietal or region rather than price. In my experience, most people don’t know the difference between […]

Wine Pairing | Part 1 | White and Rosé

Learn The Art Of Wine Pairing Finding suitable wine pairings can be a daunting task, even for the most experienced chef. The good news is wine really only serves to enhance your meal and finding a good match will bring out the best flavors in your dish when done right. We’ve got some advice to […]

Wine Pairing | Part 2 | Red

DEFTLY PAIR WINE WITH YOUR NEXT DINNER Shopping list in hand, you may find yourself in the wine aisle at the grocery store, not knowing which way to turn. Never fear, we’re back with more pairing practices to inform you as you prepare your next feast! Last time, we mentioned finding balance between the flavors […]

Wine Cocktails For Fall

Looking to indulge in some fun fall cocktails to warm you up as the temperature drops? Here are three recipes for festive autumn drinks that incorporate wine that will have you yearning to put on your favorite sweater, kick back on the couch, and watch the leaves fall.  Second Circle Ingredients 2 oz. bourbon 1 […]

Wine Origin Feature | Beaujolais

Today we want to feature one of our favorite wine varietals that has been celebrated in France and beyond for years: Beaujolais. This fruity, funky, and delightful wine has a particularly interesting history that culminates in its release, mandated by the French government, on the third Thursday of November each year.  Beaujolais is the name […]