Italian wine for an American feast

Babera d'Asti d.o.c.g. Piedmont, Coppo "Camp du Rouss" 2008

Pairing wine with a Thanksgiving meal can be a difficult task due to the mish mash of dishes and culinary components. Ideally, each dish asks for a specific wine. As this is fairly unrealistic for most Thanksgiving diners, I suggest simplifying the entire process and popping bottles in stages. Start with an aperitif to liven […]

Food for Wine & Wine for Food- Strategies for Successful Pairings

Zucca Pumpkin Soup and a bottle of Langhe Bianco d.o.c Chardonnay.

As the sommelier of Il Posto, I field hundreds of oenological questions on a nightly basis. These questions range from the basic to the incredibly complex. The majority of my nights revolve around deciphering our wine list and translating the contents of any given bottle to its potential consumer. The lion share of my evening, […]