Much like the chicken and the egg conundrum, those with a palate for fine wine and good food often debate whether it is the wine that makes food taste better or the other way around. Either way, one cooking expert is showing that the two actually bring out the best in each other.
In a new venture with Viansa Winery & Italian Marketplace, celebrity chef Curtis Aikens hopes to enlighten both diners and would-be culinary artisans to the wonders of cooking and eating with wine. A pioneer in “California Italian Nouveau” cuisine, Aikens will be creating signature dishes and food products for the winery. His recipes will appear in Viansa’s monthly publication, Tuscan Club Magazine.
Viansa is a destination winery at the entrance to the Sonoma Valley Wine Country. In addition to offering an array of award-winning California varietals, Viansa is the premier producer of Italian varietals in the United States. The winery is marketed by the publicly traded 360 Global Wine Company (www.360wines.com).
This year, Viansa Winery was rated by the Sonoma radio station KVON 1440 as “The Best Wine Country Experience” in...