Best Wine With – Pairing Guide

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White Vacqueyras & Food Pairing

White Vacqueyras is a wine from Southern Rhône and only accounts for 4% of the region's wine production.  Vacqueyras can be a blend of  Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier.White Vacqueyras pairs best with grilled seafood and shellfish dishes, along with lighter meat dishes like chicken satay, pork tenderloin medallions stuffed with dried fruit and veal chops. Your Content Goes Here Discover More Pairings

January 26th, 2021|Food Pairings, French Wine, White Wine|

Brouilly Beaujolais Cru & Food Pairings

Brouilly Beaujolais Cru is a red wine from France that is light with raspberry & plum flavours. As it is a Beaujolais Cru, you can expect some more in-depth earthier notes than a Beaujolais-Villages, along with more pronounced fruit flavours. However, Brouilly is still typically meant to be drunk young, and thus out of all the Beaujolais Cru, this will not be the earthiest. Like all Beaujolais, you'll still find some hints of banana or bubblegum, which might turn you off if you're not a fan of old-world wine. With Brouilly, expect an elegant wine full of acidity, which [...]

January 25th, 2021|French Wine, Red Wine|

Pizza Rolls & Wine Pairing

Pizza Rolls require acidic red wines, which are light and fruity such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Pinot Noir, Chianti, Beaujolais, or Lambrusco, to not clash with the acidic tomato sauce within the pizza pocked.  Sparkling wines with a touch of sweetness, such as Cava or Prosecco, are also excellent with Pizza Rolls as they help wash the greasy flavours away, ensuring each bite tastes fresh. The pizza rolls we are talking about are bite-sized breaded pockets stuffed with tomato sauce, melted cheese, and some sort of meat such as pepperoni.  For larger pizza rolls, you might get a bit of variety [...]

January 23rd, 2021|Food Pairings, Pizza|

Chicken Shawarma & Wine Pairing

Crisp wines such as Sparkling Wine, Rosé, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc pair best with Chicken Shawarma stuffed in a pita. If the Shawarma has a bit of a kick to it with some heat, go for off-dry (slightly sweet) versions of these wines. If the Chicken Shawarma is heavy on the garlic sauce, dry versions of these wines will fare better. Shawarma is going to vary from place to place. Some restaurants might allow some customization where you build your Chicken Shawarma like a sub at Subway. Other Shawarma joints will be more traditional, and the extra ingredients included may [...]

January 16th, 2021|Food Pairings, Middle-Eastern, Poultry|

Pike & Wine Pairing

Pike pairs best with a rich oaky Chardonnay from either California or Australia.  A White Rhône, such as a white Châteauneuf-du-Pape, an aged white Rioja, Gavi di Gavi, Greco di Tufo and Soave are other excellent choices to enjoy with Pike, particularly if it is baked.  Rounding up are pairings would be a dry rosé, particularly if the pike dish features herbs. In Ontario, Canada, when we are fishing at the cottage, we filet pike and the bread it, before frying it up.  The toasty notes of Chardonnay complement the breaded flavour, while the tropical fruit flavours of Chardonnay [...]

January 13th, 2021|Fish|

Pho Bo & Wine Pairing

Pho Bo is a Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup that is rich, simple, and delicious.  Pho Bo is delicate in flavour and pairs best with crisp white wines such as Chablis, bone-dry Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio or Soave.  Crisp white wines have plenty of zip to handle the salty, sweet, and earthy Pho Bo flavours.  Pinot Noir also pairs up nice with Pho Bo, but you want to ensure it is not oaked as tannin and Pho do not mix very well. Pho Bo is extremely popular in North America as you often get a large portion size for [...]

January 5th, 2021|Food Pairings, Soup|

Escargot & Wine Pairing

Escargot in a rich butter and garlic sauce calls for an oaked Chardonnay, a dry Rosé, or a Pinot Noir.  For Escargot cooked in a chicken stock, a crisp unoaked Chardonnay, Sparkling Wine, or a Pinot Grigio are beautiful matches.  Finally, for Escargot in a lemon sauce, a citrusy Sauvignon Blanc or a Riesling will make a fine partner. Snails were favoured in the Prehistoric age and Ancient Roman era but are less popular today.  France has a historical relationship with the Burgundy snail, where snails are raised in vineyards and fed grape leaves.  Escargot is simply the French word [...]

January 1st, 2021|Food Pairings|