Wine and Food Pairing

In a bag or in a box, summertime wine in Colorado's parks and outdoor concert venues do not involve glass bottles.  Carolyn Joy from Joy Wine & Spirits comes to the rescue with an array of varietals, vintages and accessories for the June edition of KUVO's Wine and Food Pairing on the morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

Given the Passover Seder plate staples of brisket and matzoh, a fuller bodied red wine would be good, although we've always tried to let our customers choose whatever they want.  We do have red and white kosher wines.

Kosher wine has come a long way in the last five years with more modern wine making techniques, more care in the vineyard and more care in the cellar.  There is much more variety as well: pinot noir, sparkling, cabernet, chardonnay, white blends.

Tony from Tony P's Pizzeria and Carolyn from Joy Wine & Spirits joined host Rodney Franks to share a delectable pairing of baked ziti and a Luccarelli Negroamaro from Puglia.

The perfect Italian comfort food, Tony's recipe for baked ziti with fresh sausage is sure to warm you up on a wintery evening.

Relish Catering & Events shared their recipes for Dill & Porcini Mushroom Spaetzel with Braised Pork Shoulder and Red Cabbage topped with Chive Crème Fraiche. Find the recipes below!

Carolyn Joy of Joy Wine & Spirits pairs this dish with Hopler 2010 Pannonian Red – a light, fruity, unaoked, crisp, red made from a blend of 45% Blaufränkisch, 35 % Zweigelt and 25% Pinot Noir.

Just after the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau last night at Joy Wine and Spirits, Carolyn Joy visited First Take with Lando and Chavis with some Thanksgiving food and wine pairings.

The third Thursday in November is Beaujolais Nouveau Day.  "It's diminished in popularity a bit in the U.S.," said Joy, as she happily uncorked one of their offerings, from Georges DuBoeuf (pictured).  "It's  very young, very fresh, and a lot of people like to serve it at Thanksgiving."

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