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4 February 2013  |  Wine   |  Article

Perfect Pairings: Signature Cellars Online Only

Part art, part science, part je ne sais quoi, the best food and wine pairings elevate both elements of the dining equation, creating a spellbinding experience you won’t soon forget.

Explore these highlights below, hand-selected by our specialists and accompanied by their picks for perfect pairings. From a secret-recipe chili to an endangered sweet treat, the Twinkie, these combinations are sure to surprise and delight.

Per HolmbergPer Holmberg
Head of Department



“A classic wine from one of my favorite Burgundian producers. Pair it with a 28-day aged porterhouse steak with truffled mashed potatoes and sautéed brussels sprouts. A pairing to warm your soul and fill your stomach!”




Scott TorrenceScott Torrence
Senior Specialist



“Finesse + Power. While the degree of this equation may be a function of vintage, it is what The Domaine does in spades every vintage. Pair with your last and only Twinkie. Be different, because you can…”









Charles AntinCharles Antin
Head of Sale



“Syrah, as it ages, takes on a meaty, rich complexity that I love. I’d pair the 1998 Penfolds Grange with roast lamb (if I was feeling fancy) or more likely: my amazing, secret-recipe, three-bean, four-meat chili, which I make in huge batches and serve to all my closest friends. Chili pairs best with a Giants win, but since we had a dearth of those in 2012, Grange is a close second.”








Shawn PaulShawn Paul
Associate Specialist



“From sunny Spain comes a great winter wine. With its window of drinkability only just opening, the 1986 Vega-Sicilia Unico is a broad, dark and savory drink that calls out for all things grilled. Choose a full-flavored cut of beef or venison, build a nice char and, if you can bear it, part with a little wine for the sauce. Now if only it were colder in the Northeast…”








Richard YoungRichard Young
Junior Specialist



“For this blockbuster wine, I want something big and bold but with the finesse of a great Riserva Brunello from an outstanding vintage. I can see myself with a big bowl of pappardelle with wild boar ragu…a great combination to share with friends on any given night.”









Christine EricksonChristine Erickson
Sale Coordinator



“Yquem’s unique and remarkable ability to bridge sweet, piquant and salty flavors makes it one of my dinner party favorites. The elegance and versatility of this particular vintage is a perfect pairing for sweetbreads, where aromas of apricot, honey and smoke enhance the savory characteristics of this delicate entrée.”








Caroline DavisCaroline Davis



“The inaugural release of this great wine deserves something just as special. I’m thinking Beef Wellington with wild mushrooms and black truffles—it brings me back to family feasts my mother used to cook.”

Related Sale
Sale 2674
Signature Cellars: Online Only Wine
12-26 Feb 2013
New York, Rockefeller Plaza

Related Departments

Wine, Spirits & Cigars

Lot 46, Sale 2674
Clos de la Roche--Vintage 1985
3 bottles per lot
Price Realized: $3,630

Lot 7, Sale 2674
Montrachet--Vintage 1985
2 bottles per lot
Price Realized: $7,260

Lot 518, Sale 2674
Penfolds Grange--Vintage 1998
1 bottle per lot
Price Realized: $363

Lot 568, Sale 2674
Unico--Vintage 1986
1 magnum per lot
Price Realized: $1,089

Lot 597, Sale 2674
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano--Vintage 2004
6 bottles per lot
Price Realized: $908

Lot 628, Sale 2674
Château d'Yquem--Vintage 1967
1 bottle per lot
Price Realized: $1,089

Lot 304, Sale 2674
Harlan Estate--Vintage 1990
6 bottles per lot
Price Realized: $3,872

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