Winter Blues? Easy Warm Recipes (and Paired Wines)

Baby it’s cold outside. Which makes it a great time to light a fire and settle in with these easy-to-make recipes. With the right soup to warm your bones—paired with the perfect wine—you may wish the winter months would stick around just a little bit longer.

Here are three favorites from our archives.  Recipes by Nancy Johnson. Wine commentary by Gary Twining.

Leek & Potato Soup

Both leeks and potatoes are plentiful in Irish cooking. This recipe requires just four ingredients (plus salt and pepper) to create a perfect dish for the cold winter months. Plus, find a quick tip on how to quickly clean leeks. This soup is rendered silky smooth with an immersion blender, an immensely handy tool in the kitchen.

Stracciatella Soup

This egg-drop soup is a classic Roman favorite. The egg mixture is often stirred into other soups at the last minute as well, such as Italian Wedding Soup. To find out what wines pair well with this soup, keep reading.

Fabulous Fondue

Make it an all-night in with friends with these fabulous fondue recipes. Beef Tenderloin, dipping sauce, chocolate fondue and lemon parsley butter recipes will round out a fun evening. For an all-fondue dinner, start with cheese fondue, move on to beef and finish the meal with chocolate fondue. Gary Twining provides the perfect wines to make this an all-star evening.




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