Monday, March 27, 2006

Spectator Helping Out Confused Americans

Now, I've aired my grievances with Wine Spectator before (and got a rather pointed email from Thomas Matthews that I keep framed in my bathroom at home), but this is simply too much......

They've given up some space on the bottom-left corner of their home page to link to what appears to be
a handy guide to wine and food pairing. But look closely at the brands represented and you might spot a trend:

  • Mirassou
  • Red Bicyclette
  • Ecco Domani
  • Napa Valley Vineyards (with Mac & Cheese! Your kids will love this pairing!)
  • Gallo Sonoma
  • Rancho Zabaco
  • Louis Martini (paired with "shirt" steak -mmmm)
  • McWilliams

All are from Gallo! Its just paid ad!

One does wonder why they omitted a food pairing with Carlo Rossi's fine vintages, since "for over 40 years, Carlo Rossi wines have made good food taste even better."
And you would expect that they'd increase their 'public service' quotient (and advertising $$ generated) by 'offering' specific pairings for the Denny's, IHOP's & Applebee's of the world...what a great tie in!


Anonymous Anonymous said...


No pork roll with Manischewitz (sp?) Blackberry wine? Ok, so it's not something you could serve for passover, but it'd still be good.


March 28, 2006 4:06 PM  

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