Recipes & Pairings

Coq Au Vin with Spanish Wine

The classic French dish coq au vin (“chicken in wine”) is made most often with red wine, but white wine works just as beautifully! The spices, complex and rich flavors of Ribera del Duero red Tempranillo wines highlight the pancetta and chicken, while the bright, mineral Rueda Verdejo white wines complement the vegetables. Ingredients 2 […]

Sticky Peppered Skirt Steak + Charred Red Onions

For the ultimate wine and dine experience – fire up the grill, uncork a bottle of Ribera and enjoy this delicious recipe with your familia. The cracked pepper, lemon and garlic add bright flavors to the marinade, while the honey gives this skirt steak the sticky sweetness we crave in each bite. In your glass, […]

Prime Rib with Red Wine Beef Jus

Prime rib and a glass of Ribera Tempranillo can turn any dinner into a special occasion. Nearly impossible to mess up, prime rib can be an approachable meal for even inexperienced cooks. The red wine jus is easy to make in advance and makes your meal that much more luxurious. Serves 2-20 (depending on roast […]

One-Hour Orange and Soy-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Smoked or grilled meats bring out the best in Tempranillo. Oaky, smoky, dark and bold, Ribera Tempranillo is a wonderful pairing for a rack of ribs. Busting myths that ribs need to be slowly cooked in whole slabs over wood fire, this recipe is quick and simple enough for any weeknight dinner, and yet delicious […]

Lamb Burgers with Parsley Aioli

Lamb is a natural with the red wines of Ribera del Duero—it’s almost impossible to visit the region without tasting lechazo asado (roast suckling lamb). Swapping the usual beef burgers for lamb is a nod to that classic dish. Use the leftover parsley sauce as a salad dressing or a dip for veggies. Serves 4 […]

Chicken Schnitzel

Fried chicken + red wine are what dreams are made of. While everyone loves fried chicken, not everyone likes hovering over a boiling pot of oil. Instead, try these crispy chicken cutlets, which cook quickly and with far less oil than traditional fried chicken, but with even more crunchy surface area. Contrary to popular belief, […]

Classic Wedge Salad

A wedge salad is always a crowd pleaser and becomes a special-occasion dish when paired with great wine. While a terrific light lunch on its own, you can also serve in traditional steakhouse fashion as an appetizer before a hearty steak or roast beef entrée. For best pairing, pour yourself a glass of oak-aged Verdejo […]

Grilled Swiss Cheese with Quick-Fried Onion, Shaved Apple and Ham

Simple enough for a quick lunch, this gourmet grilled cheese also has a complexity (and sheer deliciousness) making it equally welcome as a dinner entrée. A good quality white or wheat bread works best here; avoid anything too tough, too crusty or too thick. In your glass, enjoy a rich, oaky Rueda Verdejo to complement […]

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