Weekend Wine Pairing: 18 Minute Grilled Pork and Pineapple (plus some Apple love)

Hey Everyone,

We got a nice little surprise this morning when we discovered the free Hello Vino app is featured in the 'Apps for Foodies' list on iTunes!

In the spirit of the Apple love, let’s throw some fruit in the weekend wine pairing!Want to make a mouthwatering meal that is simple to make? You could even take this one outdoors and impress your friends at a casual cookout.

There are lots of ways to cook pork, but with the warmer weather, why not hit it with yogurt, marmalade, and pineapple?Grilled Pork and Pineapple (credit: recipe.com)

  • 4 3/4-inch-thick boneless top loin pork chops
  • 1 peeled and cored fresh pineapple
  • 3 Tbsp. orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup roasted, lightly salted cashew halves, chopped


  • Sprinkle pork lightly with salt and pepper. Cut pineapple into 1/2-inch-thick slices; set aside.
  • For a charcoal grill, place chops on the rack of uncovered grill over medium coals 4 minutes. Turn; add pineapple.
  • Brush chops and pineapple with 2 tablespoons of the marmalade. Grill 3 to 5 minutes more.
  • Meanwhile, combine yogurt and remaining marmalade.
  • Arrange pineapple and chops on plates. Top with yogurt; sprinkle nuts.

Makes 4 servings.

Red Wine Pairing: Zinfandel - jammy fruit flavor with blackberry works.

White Wine Pairing: Gew├╝rztraminer - semi-sweet with a jasmine, orange blossom and apricot notes.

Our personal pick: Go with Gew├╝rztraminer

The Hello Vino Team

Weekend Wine Pairing: A Mother’s Day Brunch Idea with Wine

Hello Everyone,

Did you have a busy week? Do you still need to get your mother a card, a gift, or do something a little special for her this Sunday? Why not treat her to a homemade brunch?

You could start with a quick fruit salad to get the taste buds excited. This is real easy and will take only 10 minutes tops. You can also serve this along side the main dish below.Fruit Salad
(recipe credit: allrecipes.com)

  • 1 pint strawberries - cleaned & sliced
  • 1 pound seedless grapes, halved
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 1 (21 ounce) can peach pie filling


  1. In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, grapes, kiwis, and bananas.
  2. Gently mix in peaches.
  3. Chill for 1 hour.

Hello Vino Food and Wine Pairing:

Mimosas, Asti Spumante, or your favorite Sparkling Wine

Now, it’s time to look like a rockstar in the kitchen. How about whipping up the Italian version of an omelet, otherwise known as a Frittatas?

(recipe credit: allrecipes.com)
  • 3 tbls of oil oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Cream cheese
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup zucchini, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Heat a non-stick pan/skillet with the olive oil and garlic.
  3. Keep on low temperature
  4. Add your veggies (use your faves)
  5. Pour in your egg mixture (eggs, milk, cream cheese, & cheddar cheese)
  6. Stir, and evenly distribute the veggies in the egg mixture
  7. You’ll see the eggs start to cook a bit, or get get sticky
  8. Pull pan off stove and place in oven for 8-10 minutes (350 degrees)
  9. Take the Frittata out and let is set for 5 minutes
  10. Serve

Hello Vino Food and Wine Pairing:

Prosecco, Crisp Chardonnay, or Beaujolais

Have a good Sunday, chef!

Cheers,The Hello Vino Team