Delicious food pairing ideas for your Sagittarius Old Vine Zinfandel


Sagittarius is a bit of a gypsy spirit.  The guitar player in front of the fire, the camper on another stargazing journey.  Which meal soothes the wandering soul more than a delicious bowl of chili?  This Old Vine Zinfandel will pair perfectly with a nice, hearty chili, topped with all the fixings.  

Crock Pot Chili


1 lb extra lean ground beef

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 tablespoon chili powder

3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 (15 -16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained or 1 (15 -16 ounce) can pinto beans, if desired



1. Cook beef, onion and garlic in 3 qt saucepan until beef is brown.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients except beans.

3. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to low.

4. Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

5. Stir in beans.

6. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to low.

7. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness.

8. To freeze for OAMC: Let chili cool to room temperature and then place into quart-size freezer bag. Remove air and freeze flat on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, can be stored in freezer standing up or stacked horizontally.

9. To serve, thaw in fridge overnight and then transfer to a pot and reheat over medium low heat until heated through.

Photo by Natalia Robert. Food Styling by Betsy Haley.