Mom 100 Cookbook #SundaySupper Food and Wine Pairings

This week, the #SundaySupper movement is teaming up with Katie Workman,  Author of the newly published The Mom 100 Cookbook. The cookbook is all about:

“...delicious, no-fuss, easily adaptable recipes, plus tips, attitude and wisdom for surviving and staying happy in the kitchen while proudly keeping it homemade. Because homemade not only tastes best, it is best for you.”

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That’s a winner in my book!  This week’s theme is all about getting together with friends and sharing “portable” dishes (a.k.a. dishes one might bring to a potluck).

Here’s the menu for today.  My recommended wine pairings are italicized.

Soups and Salads:

Pair theses with a Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine.  Blanc de Noir is style of Sparkling that is made from black grapes, commonly Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.  Because it’s made from black grapes, it tends to be well suited for more full-bodied foods.  I recommend Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs, which is made with 90% Pinot Noir, and 10% Chardonnay. The Chardonnay give it a nice citrus note.

Main Dish Recipes:

Try these dishes with a lively fruity red wines. Look for the 2010 Evodia Grenache from Spain.  It’s under $10 bottle and redolent of spicy ripe red fruits.  Another option is a Beaujolais-Villages.  It’s a wine from France made from the Gamay grape.  It’s a big step up from Beaujolais Nouveau both qualitatively and as match for food, without costing that much more.  Look for the 2009 Joseph Drouhin, Beaujolais-Villages, it’s around $15.  If those two are a challenge to find, go with a Pinot Noir.  Look for the 2008 Buena Vista Pinot Noir, it’s about $10 at Trader Joe’s.

If you prefer white wine, try these dishes with a Chardonnay.  I recommend 2010Napa Cellar Napa Valley Chardonnay

I recommend Sauvignon Blanc with these dishes.  Look for Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc.

As a “bonus” this week, I’m recommending a Sparkling wine to pair not only with the first course, but with the main dishes.   Sparklers are among the most versatile food wines.  Don’t relegate them to special occasions and aperitifs.  And some bubbly will definitely add some pizzaz to your potluck! My recommended Sparkling wine is Mumm Napa Brut Rosé.  If there’s one wine that’ll be a good match  for all of the above, it’s a Sparkling Rosé! 


For a delicious change of pace,  pair these with a Banyuls from France. It’s a fortified wine typically made from the Grenache grape.  It may a challenge to find, but is definitely worth seeking out.  Look for the Cornet et Cie Banyuls Rimage.  It can be found at BevMo.  If you can’t find a Banyul, go with the tried, tested and found true choice Port, I recommend Graham Porto 10-year Tawny. 

Try these with a sweet muscat.  Look for it the 2010 Ceretto Moscato d’Asti from Italy

…and this one would be sublime with Banfi Brachetto d Acqui Rosa Regale, which is a red sparkling wine from Italy, made from the Brachetto grape.


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  1. Great suggestions, as usual! Can’t go wrong with Gloria Ferrer. I just tried the Buena Vista Caneros Pinot Noir last night, a friend gave to me to try, very nice drinking Pinot and what a great price!

    1. Eileen – thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed the Buena Vista. It offers great price/performance for a PN! Cheers!

  2. Renee Dobbs says:

    Fabulous pairings Martin! You have me craving a nice grenache now (and a few others you recommended).

    1. Thanks Renee! It fun to offer my recommendations. Food and wine are a match made in heaven!

  3. I love your recommendations! Running to the store to try some of these fabulous wines! Love that you are part of #SundaySupper! Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate the opportunity to offer wine recommendations. It’s fun to be part of this great movement!

  4. juanitascocina says:

    Great suggestions once again! I can’t wait to serve some of my leftover arroz con pollo with an amazing wine!

    1. Thanks so much Jen! It’s been fun to offer my recommendations for wine pairings for such great recipies! Cheers!

  5. Soni says:

    Great suggestions!Now I know what wine to serve when I make my coffee cake :)Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks Soni – that coffee cake looks great!

  6. Conni Smith says:

    Sweet Muscat… favorite! I heartily approve of your pairing 😉

    1. Thanks so much Conni! I enjoy being a small part of the #SundaySupper Movement! Lot’s of great recipes. It’s inspired me to do a bit more cooking!

  7. Hezzi-D says:

    Great suggestions! I’m going to go to the liquor store later and look for some of them.

    1. Thanks Heather! I hope you can find the recommended wine. When I make the recommendations, I try to recommend brands that are distributed nationally. That Japanese salad looks sooo good! And a Blanc de Noir Sparkling wine should be a good match!

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