Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs by Evan GoldsteinDaring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs by Evan Goldstein

Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs

byEvan Goldstein

Hardcover | April 28, 2010

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The best wine and food pairings create harmony among unexpected flavors. Chardonnay, Riesling, and Merlot are classic pairing choices, but less conventional grape varieties like Albariño, Grenache, Grüner Veltliner, Malbec, and Tempranillo are becoming increasingly popular, coveted by those with curious palates and a taste for good value. InDaring Pairings, the adventurous companion to the acclaimedPerfect Pairings, Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein shows how anyone can bring these emerging, exciting varieties to the table. He ventures into wine's new frontiers, exploring the flavors and pairing potential of thirty-six distinctive grapes from around the world, including Argentina, Spain, Italy, Greece, and France. In his entertaining and approachable style, Goldstein offers advice on crafting unforgettable wine and food pairings, suggests wines for everyday and special occasions, and recommends producers and importers. Thirty-six star chefs present recipes specially tailored to Goldstein's wine selections, and full-color photographs display these dishes in delectable splendor. This authoritative, down-to-earth guide reveals that pairing food and wine is no great mystery-anyone willing to explore or experiment can create bold and memorable combinations.

With recipes and commentary from:

Nate Appleman, Dan Barber, Ben Barker, Paul Bartolotta,Michelle Bernstein, Floyd Cardoz, Robert Del Grande, Tom Douglas, Suzanne Goin, Joyce Goldstein, Christopher Gross, Fergus Henderson, Gerald Hirigoyen, Philippe Jeanty, Douglas Keane, Hubert Keller, Loretta Keller, David Kinch, Evan Kleiman, Mourad Lahlou, Michael Leviton, Emily Luchetti, Laurent Manrique, Lachlan M. Patterson, Cindy Pawlcyn, Anne S. Quatrano, Michael Romano, Susan Spicer, Frank Stitt, Craig Stoll, Ethan Stowell, Charlie Trotter, Larry Tse, Richard Vellante, Vikram Vij, Kate Zuckerman
Evan Goldsteinis a Master Sommelier and a four-time James Beard Award nominee for Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year. He is the author ofPerfect Pairings(UC Press) andFive Star Service: Your Guide to Hospitality Excellence, and is President and Chief Education Officer of Full Circle Wine Solutions.
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Title:Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite ChefsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:364 pages, 9.5 × 7.5 × 1.23 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 7.5 × 1.23 inPublished:April 28, 2010Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520254783

ISBN - 13:9780520254787

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The best wine and food pairings create harmony among unexpected flavors. Chardonnay, Riesling, and Merlot are classic pairing choices, but less conventional grape varieties like Albariño, Grenache, Grüner Veltliner, Malbec, and Tempranillo are becoming increasingly popular, coveted by those with curious palates and a taste for good value. In Daring Pairings, the adventurous companion to the acclaimed Perfect Pairings, Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein shows how anyone can bring these emerging, exciting varieties to the table. He ventures into wine's new frontiers, exploring the flavors and pairing potential of thirty-six distinctive grapes from around the world, including Argentina, Spain, Italy, Greece, and France. In his entertaining and approachable style, Goldstein offers advice on crafting unforgettable wine and food pairings, suggests wines for everyday and special occasions, and recommends producers and importers. Thirty-six star chefs present recipes specially tailored to Goldstein's wine selections, and full-color photographs display these dishes in delectable splendor. This authoritative, down-to-earth guide reveals that pairing food and wine is no great mystery-anyone willing to explore or experiment can create bold and memorable combinations.With recipes and commentary from:Nate Appleman, Dan Barber, Ben Barker, Paul Bartolotta,Michelle Bernstein, Floyd Cardoz, Robert Del Grande, Tom Douglas, Suzanne Goin, Joyce Goldstein, Christopher Gross, Fergus Henderson, Gerald Hirigoyen, Philippe Jeanty, Douglas Keane, Hubert Keller, Loretta Keller, David Kinch, Evan Kleiman, Mourad Lahlou, Michael Leviton, Emily Luchetti, Laurent Manrique, Lachlan M. Patterson, Cindy Pawlcyn, Anne S. Quatrano, Michael Romano, Susan Spicer, Frank Stitt, Craig Stoll, Ethan Stowell, Charlie Trotter, Larry Tse, Richard Vellante, Vikram Vij, Kate Zuckerman

Table of Contents

Contents
List of Recipes
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Wine and Food Today
Creating Pairings That Work
How to Navigate the Grapes

White Wines
Albariño
Arneis
Assyrtiko
Chenin Blanc
Garganega
Grüner Veltliner
Marsanne
Muscat
Pinot Blanc
Prosecco
Roussanne
Sémillon
Torrontés
Trebbiano
Txakoli
Verdejo
Vermentino

Red Wines
Aglianico
Barbera
Cabernet Franc
Carignan
Carmenère
Cinsaut
Dolcetto
Gamay
Grenache
Malbec
Mencía
Mourvèdre
Nebbiolo
Petit Sirah
Pinotage
Tannat
Tempranillo
Touriga Nacional
Xinomavro

About the Chefs
Summary of Wine Styles
Shopping for Wine
Glossary
Resources
General Index
Recipe Index

Editorial Reviews

"One-up(s) his own 2006 "Perfect Pairings" by concentrating on wines from 36 lesser-known grape varieties. "