The Mag / Perfect Pairings
Trade the table for the sand with Chef Kevin O'Connor, author and star of Hulu’s Chefs vs Wild.
Here’s where to turn when friends are coming over for oyster night and you want to make sure everything is set. We’ve got you covered with the top wines to pop, plus how to shuck and source the best shellfish. From the story behind mysterious oyster shells in the vineyard, to eating like a seaside local, here’s everything you need to know.
There seems to be an understanding among people who have visited Italy. Go once or dozens of times, and the essence becomes clear: eating and drinking like the Italians is the ultimate lifestyle. While the people of the world, the US in particular, have adopted (and adapted) some aspects of Italian cuisine readily, the delight of aperitivo might be the most delicious score.
There’s something about a salad, packed with fresh, crunchy, creamy, crisp ingredients—the ideal space where healthy meets indulgent. That is, if they are made properly with quality greens, proteins, dressings, and toppers. Here’s how to pair wine with whatever you drizzle, chop, or sprinkle in the bowl.
Beaujolais is one of the world’s most food-friendly wine categories, and some of the most coveted cru bottles come with a price tag approachable enough to pull out for a weeknight dinner. The staff at Verve Wine recommends it as a satisfying match to almost anything on the table. Here we highlight our all-time favorite Beaujolais pairings. Dig in!
They say all you need is love, but we’d argue that it helps to have something interesting to watch and a lovely bottle of wine with which to binge. If you’re spending evenings in this month (which you have permission to do, even on Valentine’s Day) then perhaps one of these documentaries will keep you warm on a winter’s night. If not, these wines certainly will.
Wintertime meals warm body and soul, and while there is less seasonal produce this time of year, hearty menus make up for it with substance and flavor. Here are some of our favorite cold weather food and wine pairings to make your next evening in as snug as can be.
One of our favorite ways to welcome the new year is to cleanse the palate with fresh and lively pairings. We are craving light and bright meals that match with zippy acidity, crunchy fruit, and linear mineral qualities—here are a few of the most appealing partnerships on our wish list right now.