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5 Best Wine Pairings with Pork Roast

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There’s a lot to consider when planning a menu where pork roast is the star. The most important thing to remember is that pork roast isn’t just one cut of pork. It’s much more variable, with several cuts of pork considered a "roast"—as long as the meat is cut into a larger portion and roasted in the oven.

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5 Fun Wine Tasting Games

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Wine tasting parties introduce your palate to exciting new wines. You don’t need to make it a solemn affair, though. Invite your friends to a party complete with fun games where you can taste wines, test your knowledge, keep it casual, and share plenty of laughter. Here are five fun wine tasting games to enjoy at your next event.

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How to Pair Wine and Chicken Piccata

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A piccata is a traditional Italian dish that can be prepared with any meat or fish. Originally made with veal, a piccata involves dredging the meat in flour, browning it with butter, and serving it covered in a lemony sauce. Piccata dishes are traditionally presented as their own course and often served second after a course of pasta. Currently, many restaurants serve chicken piccata over or with pasta rather than as a separate course.

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Your Guide to Piemonte Wine

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In the northwest corner of Italy, the snow-capped Alps descend toward the balmy Mediterranean in a series of lush green waves. These hills make up the wine region called Piemonte, which produces more of Italy’s coveted DOCG wines than any other growing area. The majority of wines produced in Piemonte are relatively unknown, except for Barolo and Barbaresco—which make up just 3 percent of the region’s production. This obscurity has kept prices surprisingly low. Even though some of the world's cult estates are located in the region, experts say...

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Your Malbec Wine and Food Pairing Guide

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The best wines offer aging potential and take meals to another level. This is where Malbec excels. This big, bold wine is expressive and delicious, and it makes an ideal candidate for both cellar aging and dinner pairing. The right pairing with Malbec delights the senses, leaving you eager to explore other combinations with this fantastic varietal.

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