Best Wine with Turkey

Full-bodied white wines like Chardonnay, Riesling or Gewürztraminer pair up best with Turkey as they match the weight of Turkey while imparting refreshing tropical flavours.  If you are a red wine drinker, light and fruity red wines that are low in tannin like Beaujolais, Rioja or Pinot Noir pair best with Turkey as they [...]


General Tso’s Chicken & Wine Pairing

General Tso's Chicken is a sweet and spicy Chinese food classic where chunks of chicken are deep-fried and smothered in a heavy sauce. Dry and crisp white wines, such as Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, or Sparkling wine, along with acidic and fruity reds like Zinfandel, Lambrusco, Beaujolais, or Pinot Noir make for fabulous pairings. Zinfandel [...]


Coq Au Vin & Wine Pairings

Coq Au Vin is Chicken braised with wine, lardons (thick bacon), mushrooms and herbs, garlic or pearl onions.  Light to medium-bodied but earthy red wines, such as Burgundy, Pinot Noir, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a heavier Beaujolais, or a Côte du Rhône pair best.  If the wine was braised with a white wine, such as an Alsace [...]

2020-10-11T20:19:44+00:00Food Pairings, Poultry|

Chicken Teriyaki & Wine Pairings

Teriyaki is a soy-based sauce that is sweetened with brown sugar, honey and seasoned with garlic and ginger.  Teriyaki adds an incredible amount of flavour and stickiness to chicken and will pair well with light but fruit-forward red wines like Lambrusco, Schiava and Beaujolais, or white wines like Gewurztraminer, Riesling or Torrontés.  While teriyaki [...]

2020-09-28T16:42:56+00:00Food Pairings, Poultry|

Chicken Cacciatore & Wine Pairing

Chicken Cacciatore is a classic Italian dish that is heavy on tomatoes, herbs, and perhaps bell-peppers, garlic, anchovies, onions, or black olives, plus a little wine for extra measure.  Sangiovese based wines like Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, or Carmignano are our top choices with Chicken Cacciatore, however, Barbera, Dolcetto, Primitivo, Zinfandel and Merlot [...]

2020-12-07T13:57:48+00:00Food Pairings, Poultry|

Wine & Chicken Pairing

When pairing red wine with chicken, light and fruity reds, such as Pinot Noir, Beaujolais, or Barbera pair best. The fruity flavours keep your mouth refreshed (especially if the chicken is dry), while the earthy notes of these wines add a touch of complexity to a rather simple meat. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling [...]

2020-12-06T20:18:02+00:00Food Pairings, Poultry|

Chicken Kiev and Wine Pairings

Chicken Kiev consists of a boned chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold unsalted butter, then breaded and fried. It is also known as Chicken Supreme.  Chicken Kiev pairs best with Chardonnay, Vouvray, Sauvignon Blanc and Beaujolais. Top White Wines with Chicken Kiev Such a rich dish demands a rich wine, and there [...]

2021-01-14T23:27:02+00:00Food Pairings, Poultry|

Chicken Pot Pie & Wine Pairings

Chicken Pot Pie is a fabulous comfort food, full of hearty bits of chicken, delicious roasted vegetables, and a rich gravy-soaked crust. Medium-bodied white wines like Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Viognier, or Grüner Veltliner, help cut through the rich gravy and carb content of this dish while accentuating the tender chicken flavours. Light reds, like [...]

2020-12-06T20:19:07+00:00Food Pairings, Poultry|

Chicken Wings & Wine Pairing

We all love chicken wings, otherwise, you wouldn't be here, right? Typically we drink it with some generic Pilsner type beer at the bar. It's a fine pairing, but often it's more about quantity than quality, in that you're loading up on alcohol and fat and calling it a night, without tasting your food.  [...]

2020-11-24T13:53:11+00:00Food Pairings, Poultry|