Winter like a mofo: we pair our vino with our fave cookbooks

By Vinomofo
about 3 years ago
3 min read

We might have been forced to be locked in our house last winter with nothing but food and wine to keep us going, but this year we're claiming it to be a pretty solid choice (an important distinction).

Now is the time to sink in to a cosy night-in with a good drop (or two!) and a sizzlingly hot new cookbook to bring out the Masterchef within you. (Wait, is that on tonight?) And, we’ve aptly paired five of our fave cooking must-haves with our top vino matches.

You're very welcome. Pssst… if you keep reading this, you’ll be treated to an epic offer from Booktopia to fulfil all your comfort cooking needs. 


Saturday Night Pasta

Saturday Night Pasta is basically cheap therapy for the modern-day food lover, teaching self-care through the humble act of making pasta. Enjoy step by step guides, troubleshooting tips and mouthwatering recipes. Self-care + pasta + wine = the perfect night according to us mofos. The perfect wine for pasta? Italiano, of course! Basically anything Italian will work solidly here, but chianti will match just right with whatever sauce or shape you choose.  

Check out all our Italian picks here


Always Add Lemon

Become acquainted with the basics from homemade cheeses, to brioche, and that's before delving into summer vegetable panzanella, duck pot pie and roasted pineapple with salted caramel and rum. With more than 100 recipes paired with creative and foundational projects Always Add Lemon is guaranteed to delight anyone with a skerrick of kitchen ambition and a free afternoon. We reckon chardonnay matches perfectly, particularly the younger, less oaky chardonnays we’re seeing more in Australia. Shop our range here


To Asia, With Love

Whether it's a banh mi turned into a salad, a soy-sauce-powered chocolate brownie or a rainbow guide to eating dumplings by the season, this is Asian home cooking unlike anything you've experienced before.We match most Asian food to riesling. Riesling comes in various forms of sweetness that can match the sugar level in a dish, plus its high acidity provides a refreshing contract to those sweet notes. Check out our range of riesling here



The Ombra cookbook brings together the very best of Carlo’s food and hospitality, from lovingly aged meats and homemade sausages to mouth-watering pizzas, all sorts of irresistible bar snacks (cicchetti), hearty evening meals, fermented and pickled vegetables and fruits, and delectable desserts to finish off the evening. Choose a spicy yet juicy red, like an Italian red for a perfectly balanced partner to a range of salami from mild through to spicy. Shop the collection here


Comida Mexicana

This high-design cookbook is a work of culinary art, overflowing with accessible recipes from the streets of Mexico. Mexican Street Food celebrates the rich, diverse and well-loved recipes found across the country. From snacks, to tacos, tortas, tamales & even desserts, you will not go hungry. Something light and bright does perfectly here, spice + lime + beans = rosé baby!. Find your perfect rose here

So there you have it, five great cook books paired with five epic wines. Is your mouth watering too?! If you still can’t decide on what to pair, you can always get in touch with one of our personal Wine Dealers, who are sure to hook you up with something insanely sip-worthy. Oh and don’t worry! We didn’t forget about the exclusive offer from Booktopia!

Now, we haven't led you up the garden path with this article. We promised you a discount, remember? You can now head here to receive your 10% off your purchase from Booktopia.


Hey Kids!

Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence:

  • to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $23,000).
  • for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $900)

Liquor Licence No. 36300937


At Vinomofo, we love our wine, but we like to also lead long and happy lives, and be good to the world and the people in it. We all try to drink responsibly, in moderation, and we really hope you do too.

Don’t be that person…

Acknowledgement of Country

Vinomofo acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continued connection to the land and waters of this country.

We acknowledge this place always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.