Essential wine pairings for everything from popcorn to veggie burgers to General Tso’s Chicken, based on the wildly popular Grub Street column.
Sancerre and Cheetos go together like milk and cookies. The science behind this unholy alliance is as elemental as acid, fat, salt, and minerals. Wine pro Vanessa Price explains how to create your own pairings while proving you don’t necessarily need fancy foods to unlock the joys of wine. Building upon the outsize success of her weekly column in Grub Street, Price offers delightfully bold wine and food pairings alongside hilarious tales from her own unlikely journey as a Kentucky girl making it in the Big Apple and in the wine business. Using language everyone can understand, she reveals why each dynamic duo is a match made in heaven, serving up memorable takeaways that will help you navigate any wine list or local bottle shop. Charmingly illustrated and bubbling with personality, Big Macs & Burgundy will open your mind to the entirely fun and entirely accessible wine pairings out there waiting to be discovered—and make you do a few spit-takes along the way.
Our team of sommeliers has put together a Wine 101 “starter kit” to make it easy for you.
Step 1: Purchase our Wine 101 Tasting Kit For Beginners by adding it to your cart below and proceeding to check out Step 2: Receive your bundle of 4 wines including 2 bottles of white, 2 bottles of red, and a booklet explaining the 4 common grapes varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon delivered to your doorstep. Step 3: Taste through the lineup for a fun and easy to understand experience to begin your wine journey with us!
We can’t get enough of Island wine right now and this is the perfect chillable red for summer. Think Pinot Noir meets Syrah. It’s super bright, fresh, and has a kick of spice on the finish that makes it awesome with grilled seafood or poultry alike.
Biodynamic & certified organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, no filtering, and vegan-friendly.