Pad thai is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods, but I never quite know what to pair with those complex, spicy dishes. I asked Todd Knoll, the executive estate chef at Jordan Vineyard & Winery for his take on wine pairings with three Thai dishes. Knoll was raised in Hawaii and draws upon flavors from his home state, as well as Asia.
'Cabernet' on Serious Eats
Last week, we found a few very tasty whites packaged in boxes instead of bottles. We love the long shelf life and environmental benefits of the bag-in-box. It's lighter to carry and fills fridge space efficiently. But they're not all delicious—we did the homework for you and ended up with this list of the best boxed red wines.
Top-level wines from Napa can be very expensive, highly limited, or both. Widely-available wines can be bland and lack the distinctive varietal characteristics that make Cabernet so popular. The result can often be a wine with mushy flavors that makes you say "Hey, this wine tastes red!"