Recipes + Pairings

Sweet Basil Drink

What We’re Consuming: The Sweet Basil

If you’re looking for a cocktail as refreshing as a breezy summer night, look no further. The Sweet Basil is truly made for summer. It shines a flavorful spotlight on Lillet, a…

Wine & Sunshine: A Guide to Summer Sipping

‘Tis the season for summer entertaining! Stumped on how much wine you’ll need for your warm weather get-togethers? No sweat! Follow these simple guidelines for keeping everyone’s glasses half-full. Calculation for Your Celebration…

Tastebud Tango: Blind Tasting Like a Pro

Its no surprise: one of the best (and most enjoyable) ways to learn about wine is to actually taste it. Understanding and comparing wines is ideally done through blind tasting – knowing nothing…

#Winesday: How to Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day

At Bright Cellars, we’ll take any occasion to celebrate…but this one is especially gouda. It’s National Grilled Cheese Day! Turn on the stovetop, grab your favorite glass, and check out our 6 unique…

How to Pair Chocolate and Wine

The greatest love story ever told is that of star-crossed lovers, chocolate and wine. Find out how to successfully pair chocolate and wine for your sweetheart (or yourself) this Valentine’s Day! Wine…

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10 Tips to Pairing Wine with Food

Wine and food go together like a jacket potato and sour cream. Okay, maybe not like that, but wine and food have been paired together ever since it’s creation. Although any type…

Macaroni + Cheese and Grenache

Pairing of the Week Macaroni and Cheese and Grenache Flavors and Aromas Macaroni and Cheese: Provolone, Gorgonzola, Parmesan Grenache: Blackberry, Black Cherry, Tobacco, Anise Why It Works Grenache has a full-on flavor…

Tacos and Pinot Noir

Pairing of the Week Tacos and Pinot Noir Flavors and Aromas Tacos: Beef, Cumin, Cayenne, Cheddar Pinot Noir: Black Cherry, Plum, Leather, Tealeaf Why It Works The mixed red and dark fruit flavors combine with…

Apple Pie and Riesling

Pairing of the Week Apple Pie and Riesling Flavors and Aromas Apple Pie: Apple, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Nutmeg Riesling: Green Apple, Apricot, Ginger, Honeysuckle Why It Works The acidity in Riesling brings out the delicious baked…

Strawberry Watermelon Rosé Punch

Strawberry Watermelon Rosé Punch. Yep, that just became a thing. Make it happen, winos. What You’ll Need: 1 bottle of red of rosé Strawberry lemonade  Frozen strawberries (to double as ice cubes)…