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Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

This Tomato Salad recipe is a great summertime recipe. It pairs with both red and white wines. Red wines include: Zinfandel, Sangiovese, and Chianti. White wines include: Pinto Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc. Chef Vivant’s recommended best wine pairings include: Zinfandel and Pinot Grigio. Print Recipe […]

Roasted Bell Pepper with Herbs

Roasted Bell Pepper with Herbs

Roasted Bell Pepper with Herbs salad is a great summertime, vegetarian or vegan recipe. It pairs with a number of white wines including: Pinot Grigio, Gruner Veltliner, Riesling Off-Dry, Sancerre and Sauvignon Blanc. Print Recipe Roasted Bell Pepper with Herbs Prep Time 10 minutes Cook […]

Bourbon Maple Glazed Plank Salmon

Bourbon Maple Glazed Plank Salmon

Try this Bourbon Maple Glazed Plank Salmon recipe. This is a great for grilling. It also, paris with white and sparkling wines. White wines include: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Riesling Dry, Viognier and White Burgundy. Sparking wines include: Champagne, Sparkling wine. Chef Vivant’s recommended […]

Chicken Crepes – Slow Cooking

Chicken Crepes – Slow Cooking

Try our Chicken Crepes, slow cooking recipe. This Chicken Crepes recipe pairs with a broad variety of red and white wines. Red wines include: Barbera, Carmenere, Chianti, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, and Red Burgundy. White wines include: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Viognier, and Gruner Veltliner. Chef Vivant […]

Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad

This Thai Beef Salad entree is a great way to start your upcoming holiday weekend. It is a nice twist on a salad and is perfect for your upcoming celebrations. The Thai Beef Salad recipe pairs with red wines, including: Brunello, CSM, Cabernet Franc, and […]

Baked Lemon Cheesecake

Baked Lemon Cheesecake

This Baked Lemon Cheesecake is a nice summertime dessert. It is easy to make and pairs with Tawny Port wine. For more information on Tawny Port wines, see below. Tawny Ports are fortified wines that are aged for long times in wood casks slowly oxidizing […]

Mustard Chicken – Slow Cooking

Mustard Chicken – Slow Cooking

Mustard chicken is an excellent slow cooking recipe. It is easy to prepare. This slow cooking recipe pairs with red and white wines. Red wines include: Barbera Beaujolais, Carmenere, Chianti, Pinot Noir and Red Burgundy, Sangiovese. White wines include: Chardonnay, Gewurztraiminer, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris, […]

Garlic Beef with Noodles

Garlic Beef with Noodles

Garlic Beef with Noodles is nice summertime recipe. It pairs with a broad spectrum of red wines. This includes: Brunello, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, CSM, Grenache, Malbec, Melot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Shiraz, and Zinfandel. Chef Vivant’s recommended perfect wine pairing is Merlot. Print […]

Peanut-Crusted Chicken Satays

Peanut-Crusted Chicken Satays

These Peanut-Crusted Chicken Satays are a very nice appetizer. They pair with both red and white wines. Red wines include: Barbera, Beaujolais, Carmenere, Chianti and Pinot Noir. White wines include: Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Gruner Veltlliner and Pinot Gris. Chef Vivant’s recommended best wine pairing Beaujolais. So […]

Tomato Toasts with Fresh Basil Appetizer

Tomato Toasts with Fresh Basil Appetizer

Tomato Toasts with Fresh Basil is a fresh appetizer is excellent for wine pairing parties. It is easy to prepare and pairs with both red and white wines. Red wines include: Chianti, Sangiovese and Zinfandel. White wines include: Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc. Chef Vivant’s […]

Chicken with Vegetables and Rice

Chicken with Vegetables and Rice

Chicken with Vegetables and Rice is an easy recipe to prepare. It pairs with a broad spectrum of red and white wines. Red wines include: Barbera, Beaujolais, Camenere, and Sangiovese. White wines include: Chardonnay, Gewurzrteaminer, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris, and Viognier. Chef Vivant perfect recipe […]

Pecan Praline Cupcakes

Pecan Praline Cupcakes

Do you need to make cupcakes for an up coming party or event? Are you just looking for a new dessert recipe? Try this Pecan Praline Cupcakes recipe. It has a great taste and pairs with Champagne and Sparkling wine. Print Recipe Pecan Praline Cupcakes […]

Baked Mussels

Baked Mussels

Try this favorite, summertime Baked Mussels recipe. This recipe pairs with a number of white wines including Chardonnay, Chablis, White Burgundy, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Sancerre. Chef Vivant’s recommended best recipe and wine pairings are Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Print Recipe Baked Mussels Prep […]

Italian Chicken Salad

Italian Chicken Salad

This summertime, chicken salad recipe is very versatile – pairs with both white and red wines. White wine pairings include: Chardonnay, Riesling Off-Dry, Viognier, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Red wine pairings include: Carmenere, Red Burdundy, Sangiovese, Chianti, Pinot Noir, Barbera and Beaujolais. Chef […]

Noodles and Shrimp with Jamon

Noodles and Shrimp with Jamon

Noodles and Shrimp with Jamon is a light, summertime, shrimp recipe. Pairs with Champagne and white wines. The various white wines include: Gewurztraminer, Sancerre, Riesling Off-Dry, and White Burgundy. Chef Vivant recommends White Burgundy as the best recipe and wine pairing. Print Recipe Noodles and […]

Surf and Turf

Surf and Turf

Ready for a great summertime entree that will please meat and seafood lovers alike? Try our Surf and Turf recipe.  This recipe pairs with red wines, including: Cabernet Sauvignon, CSM and Syrah. Chef Vivant recommended best wine pairing is Syrah.  Print Recipe Surf and Turf […]

Pistachio Mini Cupcakes

Pistachio Mini Cupcakes

Pistachio Mini Cupcakes is an excellent, fun dessert recipe.  It is great as a featured dessert for parties or special events including weddings, graduations, birthdays, etc.  It pairs with Champagne and Sparkling wines.  Print Recipe Pistachio Mini Cupcakes Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 20 […]

Quick Sesame Chicken Wings

Quick Sesame Chicken Wings

This sesame chicken wings recipe is an excellent party appetizer.  It pairs with both white and red wines. White wines include: Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris and Vioginer. Red wines include: Barbera, Besujolais, Carmenere, Chianti, Pinot Nior, Red Burgundy and Sangiovese. CV recommended best […]

Beef, Tomato & Zucchini Casserole

Beef, Tomato & Zucchini Casserole

Beef, Tomato, and Zucchini Casserole is a perfect family recipe.  It is great for cold weather and staying in while enjoying a glass of red wine by the fire. This beef casserole recipe pairs with a broad spectrum of red wines. This includes: Brunello, Cabernet […]

Vegetable Bruschetta Appetizer

Vegetable Bruschetta Appetizer

Vegetable Bruschetta is a vegetarian, appetizer recipe and is great for wine pairing parties, as it pairs with a broad spectrum of white and red wines. White wine pairings include: Chardonnay, Chablis, White Burgundy, Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre Gewurztraminer, Muscadet, Gruner Veltliner, Albarino, Pinot Gris and […]