3 Wines to Accompany a Tasty Tapenade

It’s always good to have some tapenade on hand to enhance the flavor of simple dishes tapanadeor to spread on crackers when guests — expected or otherwise — arrive.

If you’re hosting a party or just a few friends on New Year’s Eve, this recipe makes a flavorful tapenade that’s sure to be a big hit.

Be sure to have some Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah on hand. Each would make an ideal pairing partner.



* 12 oz. pitted black olives

* 4 oz. capers

* 4 to 8 oz. extra virgin olive oil

* 2 oz. anchovies

* 4 cloves garlic, peeled

* Juice of 1 lemon

* 4 oz. canned tuna

* 1½ teapsoons dried herbs de Provence

* 1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard

* 1 oz. brandy


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Pulse to desired consistency.
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