Now that arctic freezes are a distant memory, all we can think about is getting outside and grilling. But an alfresco meal just isn’t complete without the right wine pairing. So we consulted Jennifer Ingellis, a sommelier over at Global Wine Cellars, for advice. Here, the 2012 Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year shares three must-try wines and what to serve with them.

Global Wine Cellars Grill Pairings

1. Peñalolén Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Chile
Serve: Juicy herb-marinated steaks – as rare as you can handle – or protein-rich veggies like mushrooms, eggplant, or roasted tomatoes. This dark red’s plum and cherry flavors play well with meaty options.

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May 7, 2015

Is your annual fruit basket feeling a little staid? Step up your game this year by combining kitchen tools and treats tailored to his tastes.

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The Grill Master
He loves: prepping feasts on the patio
What to give him: a sleek and shiny grill set, a wireless thermometer, and a foursome of flavored rubs

The Gourmand
He loves: adventurous eating and drinking
What to give him: a Laguiole pocketknife for on-a-whim nibbles, sink-your-teeth-in steaks, and a set of sugar-maple grill planks

The Chef
He loves: trying new recipes nightly
What to give him: a does-it-all chef’s knife, a sturdy chopping block, and a pro-grade salt-and-pepper set

Our For Dads Who Cook: Grills, Gourmet Meats, & More and Best Father’s Day Ever: The Gifts He Really Wants Boutiques are open now.

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May 30, 2014

BLG-1521.2 Pinboards. Posting Tuesday, 6.11

1. Decide Sunday’s menu together – with help from an all-about-grilling Pinboard.

2. Check out these gift ideas for the has-everything dad with a sense of humor.

3. Is Dad techy or handy? There’s bound to be something here that hasn’t yet made it onto his desk or workbench.

4. Maybe a new jacket or tie is all he needs to feel young and dapper on his special day.

5. Football season is 86 days away. Which, to Dad, is 86 days too long. Soften the blow.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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June 11, 2013

AN INTERVIEW WITH CO-FOUNDERS JONATHAN KING AND JIM STOTT

Stonewall Kitchen

We sat down with Stonewall Kitchen for the scoop on their history, philosophy, and how to make the best blueberry pancakes (Hint: New Englanders might have an advantage).

Rue La La: Tell us how the journey started.
Jonathan: We had an abundance of produce from our gardens… We both love to cook and experimented with lots of fruit and many recipes. We also didn’t have a lot of money at the time and wanted to use the jams, jellies, pickled veggies, and mustards for holiday gifts for family and friends. Jim’s grandmother, Pearl Oxner, had a great recipe for blueberry pie and we actually adapted that to make the first run of Wild Maine Blueberry Jam.
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September 19, 2010