Food Pairings

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 [...]

2021-01-15T22:51:35+00:00Food 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 [...]

2021-01-01T19:36:06+00:00Food Pairings|

Paella & Wine Pairing

Paella is a Spanish rice dish prepared with squid, lobster, prawns, mussels, clams, rabbit, chicken, and Chorizo. You'll also find vegetables such as red peppers, butter beans, and the rice is often doused with Saffron.  Recipes vary, however, the seafood ingredients of Paella impart an iodine flavour on the dish, while the meat, red [...]

2020-12-30T18:41:48+00:00Food Pairings|

Veal Chops & Wine Pairing

Veal Chops taste tender in flavour, are quite lean and pair best with medium-bodied red wines such as Pinot Noir,  Gran Reserva Rioja, Malbec, Merlot, Nero d'Avola, Chianti Classico, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Zinfandel.  A full-bodied Chardonnay is also exceptional with Veal Chops. Veal chops may come from the loin, where they'll have a t-bone shape, [...]

2020-12-19T15:42:01+00:00Beef, Food Pairings|

Rioja and Food Pairings

Rioja is a medium-bodied Spanish red wine that pairs up best with tapas, hamburgers, beef burritos, steak, lamb and pork. When buying a Rioja, you'll have to pay attention to its classification.  Rioja Crianza are lighter reds meant more for lighter everyday foods like tapas or pasta.  Meanwhile, Reserva and Gran Reserva Rioja are [...]

Almond Desserts and Wine Pairing

Fortified wines or dessert wines, such as Bual Maderia, Malmsey Maderia, Port, Marsala, Muscat, Sherry, Sauternes, and Barsac, pair best with Almond Desserts. Maderia & Almond Dessert Pairings There are many delicious almond desserts that include chocolate covered almonds, almond cake, almond cookies, chopped almonds served on chocolate cake, or even almond butter drizzled [...]

2020-12-15T17:41:44+00:00Dessert, Food Pairings|

Strawberries & Wine Pairing

For wine pairing, strawberries eaten alone, or as part of a dessert are fantastic with Brachetto d'Acqui, Sauternes, Prosecco, Muscat-de-Beaumes-de-Venise, Beaujolais or a Baco Noir. Strawberries & Off-Dry Sparkling Wine Ripe unsweetened strawberries picked fresh from your garden (or the local farmer's market) are lovely with off-dry sparkling wine.  What we mean by off-dry [...]

Apple Pie and Wine Pairing

Apple Pie pairs best with sweeter wines like Marsala, Late Harvest Riesling, Sauternes, Moscato d'Asti or a Tawny Port. The basic rule when pairing wine with dessert is that the wine must be sweeter than the apple pie, or else you will not taste the wine (it will be overwhelmed by the apple pie). [...]

2020-12-08T13:16:13+00:00Dessert, Food Pairings|

Charcuterie & Wine Pairings

Charcuterie is any meat that has been processed, such as being dehydrated, salted,  or smoked.  You'll often see the meat served on a Charcuterie platter or as Antipasto, where it is accompanied by grilled asparagus, cheese, marinated veggies and olives. Crisp white wines such as Pinto Grigio, Riesling, Aligoté, Sparkling Wine and Sauvignon Blanc [...]

2021-01-18T22:53:43+00:00Food Pairings|