Learn the fundamentals of food & wine pairing.

Merlot & Brussels Sprouts is the first book to exclusively feature plant-based food and wine pairings! Learn all you need to know about wine tasting, how wine is made, why certain flavors pair best with particular wines, and what it is about wine that makes it healthy (or not).

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Pairing food with wine

Why spend the time learning how to pair food with wine? Most of us just drink what we like, and eat what we want, right?

Well, you should know that…

When you pair the RIGHT food with the PERFECT wine – you take your dining experience to whole new heights! Wine has the uncanny ability to accentuate the flavors of food or divert attention away from it.

After reading Merlot and Brussels Sprouts you will confidently walk down that wine aisle and buy wine you actually like. You will show up to a dinner party with the perfect bottle of wine. You will start drinking better quality wine without spending more money. And you will become a more educated consumer.

The food photography in the book was done by yours truly, as I wrote, drank, cooked, and photographed my way through the development of this book.

Cant’t wait to have you read it!

A little bit about myself

Hi! My name is Mandy Nash and I am the author of the first book about pairing wine with plant-based foods. I am super stoked to share this passion project of mine with you!! Whether you are a strict vegetarian, or just someone who wants to learn the basics of food and wine pairing, Merlot and Brussels Sprouts is your resource!

I am a wine enthusiast with a Bachelors degree in Health Science and currently work in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and nutrition coach. My background in fitness and experience working in the wine industry, gives me a unique perspective into the world of wine – that I am now able to share with you!

I’m really excited to include a chapter in the book titled, “Is Wine Really Healthy?” In this chapter, I speak primarily to the alcohol and sugar content in wine, and explain the role that antioxidants play in the body. I’ve also included delicious, handcrafted recipes that are vegetarian and pair beautifully with wine.

I am so pleased that you are here, and thank you in advance for your support. I am truly grateful!!



Cauliflower Potato Curry

Here is a sneak peak into the recipes section of Merlot and Brussels Sprouts.

The cauliflower potato curry featured here is flavored with vegetable broth, ginger, curry, and cumin. Served over jasmine rice, this curry is dairy free, gluten free, meat free, and loaded with flavor.

I’m pairing this mildly spicy, super delicious meal, with a light-bodied white wine like Gewurztraminer or Riesling.

My book, Merlot and Brussels Sprouts will show you how to pair food with wine and explain why certain foods taste best with particular wines!


Desserts with Butter & Eggs

I have a confession to make…. some of the recipes featured in my plant-based food and wine book, Merlot and Brussels Sprouts include dairy.

All recipes are considered vegetarian, but they are not 100% vegan, gluten free or anything else.

Plant-based is defined as a diet that includes lots of vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes with few to no dairy or meat products.

And friends, the Apple Pie Crostada featured here is definitely one of “the few” recipes that I would eat and enjoy BECAUSE of the buttery pie crust. 🙂