Best Wine with Crab Cakes: Dry White Zinfandel

Best Crab Cakes Recipe

If you’re searching for the best wine with crab cakes, you’ve come to the right place. This Dry White Zinfandel (actually a Rosé) is complex, sophisticated, and refined. And it pairs perfectly with this crab cake recipe. It’s rare to find a food and wine pairing this good. The crab cake recipe is simple, yet…

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Best Wine with Salmon at Mourad in San Francisco

Best Wine with Salmon

Among the best wine with salmon pairings can be found at Mourad, a San Francisco Michelin-star restaurant that fuses the rich and vibrant style of Moroccan fine dining with the local, artisan ingredients of northern California. Currently, on the menu is smoked salmon in a tart tomatillo sauce, which pairs perfectly with the 2021 Halleck…

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Best Wine with Duck Confit: Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

The best wine with duck confit, according to wine aficionado Jennifer LaRue, is a little-known small-production Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir from Halleck Vineyard, which is not available in stores. When LaRue hosted an intimate wine dinner at her Colorado Springs home earlier this year, she set out to find the best wine to serve with …

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Inner Circle Gathers at Sebastopol Winery Harvest Party

Wine Harvest Party in Sebastopol at the Halleck Vineyard Estate Winery

On Saturday Oct. 15th, over 100 Inner Circle Wine Club Members and their guests from across the US gathered at the Halleck Vineyard Sebastopol Winery Estate for their annual wine harvest party. The Sebastopol estate winery – surrounded by a single-acre Pinot Noir vineyard whose maiden vintage in 2001 earned Best of Class at the…

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World Class Sonoma County Wine Tasting at Private Peruvian Dinner

Executive Chef Victoriano Lopez and GM Thomas Medl at La Mar in San Francisco.

We usually imagine a Sonoma County Wine Tasting paired with a charcuterie board of hard and soft cheese, cured meats, pickles and olives. Those are familiar flavors, so they’re easier to balance with different wine varietals. And food and wine pairings are all about balance. Henri Matisse once wrote that he dreamed of art in…

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Wine Dinner at La Mar

This Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6pm La Mar on The Embarcadero in San Francisco will be hosting a special wine dinner with Halleck Vineyard. Executive Chef Victoriano Lopez, Sous Chef Ricardo Younis and Vintner Ross Halleck will pair cool climate Sonoma wines paired with La Mar’s award-winning Peruvian cuisine for an intimate sit-down dinner in…

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Food and Wine Pairing: Sonoma Whites & Pinots at AOC

Ross Halleck and Caroline Styne

The Los Angeles Wine Writers’ Group recently attended a special food and wine pairing at AOC, the restaurant featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s “50 hot tables” and on Food & Wine Magazine’s “Best New Wine List.” It’s credited with pioneering the small-plate tapas dining experience on the west coast.  A.O.C. is helmed by Caroline Styne,…

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12 Sauvignon Blanc Food Pairing Ideas to Make Tonight 

Crisp, bold, and refreshing, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most versatile white wines available. But one of the very things that makes it a delight to sip – a vast range of flavor profiles along the entire spectrum of white wine sweetness – also means finding the right Sauvignon Blanc food pairings can sometimes…

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Curried Quinoa and Salmon: Austin Perkins

We are privileged to partner with the finest chefs in the world. Thomas Keller of Per Se and The French Laundry, Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, Cat Kora, and Michael Psilakis, to name a few. We’re featuring dishes from many of our friends on a monthly basis with recipes and stories, like Austin Perkins, formerly of…

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Arctic Char with new potatoes, Apples and Endive

Mike Anthony, the Executive Chef of Gramercy Tavern shares his recipe for ‘Arctic Char with New Potatoes, Apples and Endive’

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