Cooking with Wine

While we all enjoy drinking wine, there are other uses for it. One of those uses is cooking. Think of the classic dishes like Beef Bourguignon, Coq au Vin, Mussels in White Wine and Cioppino. They would not be the same without using wine for enhanced flavors. Sometimes wine also assists with cooking, such as, deglazing a pan. It is recommended to use wine versus water or stock because the wine can dissolve both water and oil-soluble particles.

When recipes call for wine to be used though, many people wonder what kind of wine they should be using. Wine Curations is here to help.

Winter Wines

The Cure for Winter Blues? Hearty Reds

As the temperatures are currently plummeting in most of the country, it makes many of us want to stay in and get cozy.  Personally, I love doing this by reaching for a bold, spicy red wine and a fuzzy blanket.  Full bodied reds also tend to match well with hearty winter dishes, such as, stews, pot roasts and chili.  If you need to help fighting the winter blues, then Wine Curations has you covered with some hearty red wine recommendations to warm you up!

“Drier January” – Lower Alcohol Wines

How are those New Year’s resolutions going?  Many people elect to have a healthier start to the new year with exercise and a better diet.  Within that group, there are a lot of people that also like to participate in “Dry January” where they abstain from alcohol for the month.  It is a good way of cutting out calories and not making bad food decisions after a glass too many!

Wine’s Health Benefits

Happy New Year! Was everyone as ready to ring in 2021 as we were? The great thing about going into a new year is that many people reflect on the past year and what they would like to improve upon in the new year. Many of us vow to be healthier through diet and exercise, which is great! As part of that healthy regime, we will share some of the health benefits of wine. While drinking too much alcohol has bad effects on our health, drinking in moderation can have some nice benefits. If you want that glass of wine with your dinner, do not feel guilty!

Christmas Mulled Wine Recipe

The Christmas markets in Europe are something we love to visit. The markets evoke all of the senses with the beautiful lights, the holiday smells and great holiday treats to try. One of the things we like to enjoy is the warm mulled wine. It warms you up from the inside out when it is cold. It has great spiced flavors from cinnamon, cloves and star anise.

Kosher Wines for Hanukkah

With the holiday season upon us, Wine Curations would like to help everyone find wines for the different holiday gatherings they may be attending this year.  We have Hanukkah starting on December 10 through December 18.  Then, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be December 24th and 25th.  Finally, we will be celebrating the arrival of 2021 on December 31 and January 1.  There are a lot of festivities to look forward to!

For this article, we are going to delve a little deeper into kosher wine and give some recommendations for kosher wineries to keep an eye out for.

Recommended Thanksgiving Wines Varietals

Picking out wines for the Thanksgiving table can be a daunting task.  There is usually a smorgasbord of food to choose from so how do you pair a wine to go with them all?  Our recommendation is to have at least a couple of options since everyone usually has their own preferences on what they would like to have.  All of our recommendations are food friendly wine varietals that should not overwhelm any of the traditional Thanksgiving foods.