Gallo Family Vineyard’s Hearty Burgundy Wine Pairings

Gallo Family Vineyard’s Hearty Burgundy turns 50 this year!  I have put together some great pairing ideas for meals and entertaining.  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Gallo Family Vineyard.  

Gallo Family 50 yearsMy husband and I have been married 20 years and we have a kid in college, a high schooler and a nine year old.  Dates are pretty much non-existent. On occasion it is nice to have a special dinner at home.  Open a good bottle of wine and have an actual conversation over dinner.

I was thrilled at the opportunity to try the Gallo Family Vineyard’s Hearty Burgundy.  It was just the excuse I needed for a special dinner.

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Gallo Family Vineyard’s refers to the Hearty Burgundy as “our original Red Blend.” Our Hearty Burgundy combines mouth-watering richness with flavors ranging from dark berry to red plum.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of Gallo’s Hearty Burgundy, America’s first truly iconic Red Blend. 

Hearty Burgundy was the favorite wine of Gallo’s founders Ernest and Julio. The brothers originally made the wine as an ode to the wines they enjoyed in Italy gathered around the dinner table with family and friends sharing great food and conversation.

Gallo Hearty BurgundyThe meals they enjoyed were typically full of pasta, bold red sauce and spicy meats – a true Italian dinner table. They needed a wine to stand up to these dishes, which led to the creation of Hearty Burgundy.

I found this wine to have a very balanced flavor, just perfect to have with a dinner full of bold flavors.  Not too dry or too sweet.  A lot of red wines seem bitter to me but this is a wine I would definitely feel good about serving for a special dinner, cocktail party or backyard barbecue.

Some of my favorite dishes to pair with Gallo Family Vineyard’s Hearty Burgundy are:

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Sausage and Pepper Calzones

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Quick Ravioli with Sausage Meatballs

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Quick & Easy Crockpot Chili

If you are hosting a cocktail party you can choose a variety of Italian meats and a nice selection of hard cheeses to go pair with the Gallo Family Hearty Burgundy.  The special 1.5L bottle is perfect for entertaining.

To celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Hearty Burgundy, Gallo Family Vineyards has produced a limited edition bottle that pays homage to the original flavor profile that first brought Americans into wine in the 1960’s and 70’s. 
 
Harkening back to the original blend, this golden anniversary bottling was crafted after careful consultation with the blend’s original winemakers.  It offers the big, generous flavor of the original blend.  

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Be sure to Visit the Gallo Family Vineyards’ Website   for more pairing ideas and you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Gallo Family Vineyards.  I was provided with the product for review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

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