Best Wine With – Pairing Guide

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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 dominant flavour. For red wine, you'll require something light and with minimal tannin like a Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, or something in between a white and a red like a tart Rosé. Riesling and Thai Beef Salad Pairing Riesling is a crisp and electric white wine full [...]

November 17th, 2020|Food Pairings|

Sea Bass & Wine Pairing

Sea Bass is an ocean fish that is lean and flaky with mild flavours.  Zesty and fruity unoaked white whites, such as Pinot Grigio, Albariño, Chablis, Vermentino, Vinho Verde and sparkling wine make for the best pairings with Sea Bass.  If you are  a red wine drinker, Pinot Noir makes for a suitable pairing, but it is not nearly as delicious as the white wines mentioned above. Chablis & Sea Bass Pairing When dining in at a restaurant, Sea Bass is rarely sauced and served quite simple.  Sea Bass is also not an oily fish, so it has subtle flavours [...]

November 15th, 2020|Fish|

New York Strip Steak & Wine Pairing

New York Strip Steak is cut from the beef short loin making it a tender cut of beef, but not as tender as a Filet Mignon or Tenderloin steak nor as flavourful as a Rib Eye Steak.  With rich marbling and robust beefy flavours, NY Strip Steak pairs best with Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Malbec, Shiraz and Merlot. New York Strip Steak gained popularity in Lower Manhattan in the 1820's which is how it got its name.  However, you'll also see it referred to Sirloin Steak, Hotel Steak, Ambassador Steak, Contré Filet, Strip Loin Steak, and Kansas City Strip Steak. Cabernet [...]

November 11th, 2020|Beef|

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 carbohydrates off your tongue, allowing each bite to taste as wonderful as the first.  For reds, a light and fruity Beaujolais or Pinot Noir will pair up just fine, however, Zinfandel with its fruit bomb flavours adds a little more fun and energy to the pairing. [...]

November 10th, 2020|Food 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 soup, making an Amontillado Sherry, with its nutty flavours, are divine with this style of soup. Chardonnay & Butternut Squash Soup Pairing A buttery Chardonnay is exceptional with a creamy Butternut Squash Soup as the body of the wine matches the weight of the soup.  Expect [...]

November 6th, 2020|Food 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 reds which you can serve chilled such as an Italian Zweigelt or a Pinot Noir, make for excellent pairings as well. Gewürztraminer & Reuben Sandwich Pairing Gewürztraminer is the most recommended white wine with a Reuben sandwich as this white wine has spicy and smokey quality [...]

November 3rd, 2020|Food Pairings, Sandwich|

Lentil Soup & Wine Pairing

When the great lockdown of 2020 started, Lentil soup was a popular dish as Lentils pack a lot of flavours, nutrition and keep for an extremely long time.  The whole shebang is easy enough to cook up in an InstaPot while you go about your day. Recipes for Lentil Soup vary, but most of the time, you're left with an earthier soup that is chunky and savoury.  Indian recipes will call for some spicy heat, and North American recipes might include sausage.  For most of our pairings, we are focused on vegan versions that aren't overly spicy and include a [...]

November 1st, 2020|Soup, Vegan|