Food Pairings

Goulash & Wine Pairing

Traditional Hungarian Beef Goulash is a stew/soup consisting of tender chunks of beef, potatoes, onions and other vegetables, and spiced with paprika. Recipes vary, however, Goulash in stew form is often served over egg noodles. Spicy and savoury, Goulash pairs best with lighter style red wines with high acidity, such as Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, [...]

2020-12-02T13:45:43+00:00Food Pairings, Soup|

Muscadine Wine & Food Pairings

Muscadine is an American made red wine that is exclusively grown in North America. The grape skins are incredibly thick, and the grape juice is difficult to ferment, so sugar is often added during the fermentation period making for a very sweet wine. You'll find both red and white Muscadine wines that are sweet, [...]

2020-11-24T13:45:48+00:00Food Pairings|

Vongole Pasta & Wine Pairing

Spaghetti alle Vongole is a classic Italian dish of spaghetti with white wine and clams and pairs best with unoaked white wines such as Soave, Vermentino, Pinot Grigio, Chablis, Muscadet, or Frascati. A dry Rosé also makes for a good pairing, provided it is more citrus-driven than fruity (strawberries and raspberries don't taste great [...]

Asian or Thai Beef Salad & Wine Pairings

Thai Beef Salad or Yum Nua consists of mixed greens topped with pan-seared steak. Recipes vary, but generally, the dressing or sauce on the salad is savoury, tangy and spicy with a touch of hot pepper heat. Crisp white wines like Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc work best with the sauce, which is the salad's [...]

2020-11-21T16:15:11+00:00Food Pairings|

Corn Dogs & Wine Pairing

Acidic white wines like Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Vouvray and Sparkling wine are essential when pairing with a corn dog.  The greasy corn battered breading can easily overwhelm your tastebuds, making the corn dog become less delicious and satisfying over time.  The crisp acidity of the wines we just mentioned lift the fats, proteins and [...]

2020-11-21T16:19:25+00:00Food Pairings|

Butternut Squash Soup & Wine Pairing

Butternut Squash soup pairs up with a wide variety of white wines such as Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Grüner Veltliner, Gewurztraminer & Riesling.  Viognier and Chardonnay have a creamy texture, which makes this pair of whites exceptional with creamier Butternut Squash Soups. I often put a dollop of peanut butter in my butternut squash [...]

2020-11-07T21:46:33+00:00Food Pairings, Soup|

Reuben Sandwich & Wine Pairing

The Reuben sandwich is composed of corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and Russian dressing which is then grilled between two slices of rye bread.  Full of flavour, the Reuben sandwich pairs best with wines with a touch of sweetness such as Gewürztraminer, Riesling, or a sparkling wine like Prosecco or Cava.  Light and fruity [...]

BLT Sandwich & Wine Pairing

Acidic and fruity red wines like Chianti, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Beaujolais pair best with a BLT Sandwich. Meanwhile, flavourful whites like Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner or a Rosé are just as delicious with this classic North American sandwich consisting of Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato. Grüner Veltliner & BLT Sandwich Pairing Grüner Veltliner is my [...]

2020-10-26T13:02:52+00:00Food Pairings|

Beef Fajitas & Wine Pairing

Beef Fajitas have a lot of flavours, and thus, require easy-going fruity red wines with enough heft to hold up to the beef, such as Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, an Argentinan Merlot, Monastrell or a French Grenache. Zinfandel & Beef Fajita Pairing Aside from beef, Beef Fajitas are composed of grilled bell peppers, onions, [...]

2020-10-25T15:35:56+00:00Beef, Food Pairings|

Lamb Burgers & Wine Pairing

Lamb Burgers are a little lighter in flavour than your typical hamburger but have a gaminess that begs for a fruity Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Malbec, Spanish Garnacha, Baco Noir, or Zinfandel to mask the flavour.  You want medium-bodied reds to cover up the gamey flavour, but you don't want the wine to be [...]

2020-10-23T12:44:22+00:00Food Pairings, Lamb|