Tag: Pairings


What’s the difference between Prosecco, Cava, California Sparklers and Champagne?

From our Sommelier, Ken Schroeder

There is no more celebratory holiday aperitif than a sparkling wine. The most popular ones are Prosecco, Cava, California Sparklers and Champagne. All of these wines are typically high in acid and lower in alcohol making them a perfect match for a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres and foods. Keep reading to learn about the differences between Prosecco, Cava, California Sparklers and Champagne.


Picking the right wine for your holiday dinner

From our Sommelier, Ken Schroeder

Successful wine selections for holiday meals are strongly influenced by what’s being served, how it’s prepared and your palate. There is no one classic meal served for the holiday feast but here are some common pairings. They range from celebratory sparklers and aromatic whites to powerful reds.

Read more to learn what we recommend with poultry, ham and beef meals.


November 17, 2011 is Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Beaujolais Nouveau is a young red wine made from Gamay grapes grown in France’s Beaujolais region. The wine is bottled just 6 to 8 weeks after the grapes are harvested; the 2011 Georges Duboeuf harvest, for example, began on August 22 and concluded by September 15. Unlike most red wines that improve with age, Beaujolais Nouveau is all about freshness. Because it is fermented with carbonic maceration, it lacks the structure to age well and should be consumed within a ..read more


An Evening With Nick Stellino

On a perfect October evening, 50 lucky sweepstakes-winning Mollie Stone’s customers were whisked away to Artesa Vineyards & Winery for an Evening with Nick Stellino put together by DaVinci Pasta.

Italian-born Nick Stellino left his career as a stockbroker to pursue a culinary career. He found success as a television chef and has published a number of cookbooks full of delicious Italian recipes since the 1990s.

Mollie Stone’s customers were greeted with a glass of Artesa Chardonnay and given some time to ..read more