One of my big brothers, Steve, (we have many duplicate names in my family as my husband is a Steve too) is a true wine aficionado and expert. We all love it when he comes to dinner as he insists on bringing the wine. Of course I feign debating for a bit and then give in. (Ha!) You should see his wine cellar! – full of the more expensive variety. Lucky for us, he has offered to suggest wine pairings with my main dish recipes!! Yay!!!
So for my Faux Lasagna, or Vegetable Strata or Vegetable Lasagna with No Pasta or Whatever the Hell You Want to Call It Dish, in the previous post, after much thought from Steve . . . and a little sipping, here are his recommendations:
White Wine: A light, crisp Italian wine from Campagnia called Falanghina. (San Gregorio is a good choice)
Red Wine: A young, refreshing Spanish wine from Rioja called Crianza, served slightly chilled – cellar temp – 55 degrees F. (Vina Real is a good choice)
Both of these wines are less than $20.
A more expensive red wine alternative would be a Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara or Central Coast appellations.