Recipes & Pairings

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…

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)…

2 Ingredient Wine Smoothies

2 Ingredient, 5 Step Wine Smoothies: Just wine and frozen fruit The PERFECT way to get your wine on this summer. I’m not a great mixologist (Gatorade and vodka don’t mix super…

4-Ingredient Sangria

Sangria so good you won’t believe it only has 4 ingredients What You’ll Need: 1 bottle of white wine (ignore the 2 bottles of red- we decided that white was a better…