A bromance was formed around their love of food and wine, between Dan and Gavin from Another Food Blogger. Since finding their new connection they have been collaborating to create the perfect wine pairings. Last week Dan tested out the Beef Cheek Ragu, let’s see how he went.
Good bread aka ‘the staff of life’ is certainly sustaining, comforting and bloody tasty when done well.With most of usspending more time at home,we’ve noticed a lot more baking going on amongst us winedirecties and out there in Facebook and Instaland too.
Not often can you sit back and bask in your own glory. Well, this wine pairing is 100% one of those moments. As soon as I cracked open the delicious pinot and gave it a whiff I knew it would pair beautifully.
Whenever we eat grilled or bbq’d lamb at home, if it’s not an Aussie wine then our first choice is a Valpolicella from fair Verona in Italy. You just can’t beat the flavour and texture that you get from these wines. Sitting back with this salad served family style, knowing the hard part is done there is no better feeling than sipping a glass of Valpolicella amongst friends and family.
Steve was hands on from the beginning, getting his hands dirty with picking, pruning and cellar hand work and planting his own vineyards, building his first winery. Steve has enjoyed great success. Today, the Serafino vineyards have expanded to over 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land including, a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production. Serafino make brilliant Shiraz and alternative varietals but also manage to conjure magic in unexpected ways. McLaren Vale does not have a world class reputation for Chardonnay or Cabernet production, yet, year in year out, make fabulous Chardonnay and Cabernet.
Jason Schwarz has wine in his DNA, a fifth generation Barossan, he was raised on his parents vineyard. Firstly, he studied wine marketing, before realising that winemaking was his true calling. Jason completed vintages in Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, Stellenbosch and the Napa Valley before, returning to the Barossa to work in a number of different wineries.
Patrick of Coonawarra are well situated to make exceptional wines. Founder and original wine maker, Pat Tocaciu spent years working as Chief Winemaker for a number of big wineries before buying and settling at a vineyard over 20 years ago in Coonawarra.