NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Epicurious, the pioneering digital food brand and one of the most trusted voices in food, has announced a new collection of custom designed wines for culinary and wine enthusiasts alike.
"For twenty years, we've been the place where real home cooks go to be inspired. So, we made a wine to inspire you. A wine for people who cook, love great ingredients, and want to make sure their wine works just as well in their wine glass as it does in their pan sauce," said Eric Gillin, Executive Director of Epicurious. "It's the first wine designed to go kitchen to table." Epicurious is known for connecting a community of home cooks together around a virtual table to share their passion for food. As part of the wine creation process, Epicurious Senior Editor Matt Duckor and Food Director Rhoda Boone voyaged to Sonoma, California to assist in blending these two new premium wines with award-winning winemaker Linda Trotta of AW Direct. In conjunction with the wine's development and release, Epicurious will create unique recipes featuring these new wines, food and wine pairings, and more. The Epicurious team has partnered with Wines That Rock, the lifestyle wine company behind Rolling Stones Wine Club, Turner Classic Movies Wine Club, as well as retail brands including Downton Abbey Wines, Fifty Shades of Grey Wines, and classic Rock 'n' Roll-influenced wines for the Grateful Dead. "Epicurious attracts passionate home cooks with great recipes and fun cooking videos. The goal of this project was to create a collection of wines that complement the Epicurious recipes, creating a natural partnership between food and wine," said Howard Jackowitz, Founder at Wines That Rock. "We are thrilled to collaborate with Epicurious as it has allowed us to tap into the passion of both foodies and wine lovers." The Epicurious Cabernet Sauvignon is a robust red blend with lingering fruit flavors of plum, cassis and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon's flavors are accompanied by aromas of black cherry, dark plum, black currant, and hints of spice and dried herb. Accompanying the Cabernet Sauvignon is premium Chardonnay, a delicate yet rich white blend with a fruit-filled finish. Chardonnay's flavors include an aroma of golden delicious apple, pineapple and stone fruit with hints of spice. The taste has a soft texture through the mid palate with bright acidity support at the back.