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11 Holiday Wine Pairings

1. Smoked salmon + champagne or sauvignon blanc Champagne is the more festive pairing but Sauvignon is the better match, in preference. 2. Oysters + Chablis A French tradition so a French wine. Muscadet and Picpoul de Pinet, both from oyster producing areas are also good options. 3. Duck (or chicken) liver parfait + pinot gris You could even go for … Continue reading 11 Holiday Wine Pairings

8 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings

1. Pinot Noir: Pair with earthy flavours Recipes made with earthy ingredients like mushrooms and truffles taste great with reds like Pinot Noir and Dolcetto, which are light-bodied but full of savoury depth. 2. Chardonnay: Great with fatty fish or fish in a rich sauce Silky whites—like Chardonnays from California, Chile, or Australia—are delicious with fish … Continue reading 8 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings

3 Easy Food and Red Wine Pairings

Steak with Cabernet Sauvignon Planning to cook ribeyes on the grill? Then make sure to pick up a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, which pairs perfectly with red meats thanks to its bold tannins and fruity flavour. Spaghetti and Meatballs with Chianti Fava beans aren’t the only pairing worth knowing with this classic Italian vino. Serve … Continue reading 3 Easy Food and Red Wine Pairings

8 Perfect Wine Pairings for The Grill

Hamburgers + Beaujolais Burgers are summer grilling staples, so it’s only fitting that they pair with the number one summer barbecue wine: Beaujolais. Light, fresh, and fun, Beaujolais is extremely food-friendly. Expect peppy red cherry and strawberry flavours with a touch of earthy undertones. Hot Dogs + Rosé The toppings make the hot dog, so … Continue reading 8 Perfect Wine Pairings for The Grill

7 Drinks That Pair Perfectly With S’mores

Whether you’re five years old or 75 years old, everyone loves a good s’more. Bittersweet chocolate topped with gooey marshmallow wedged between two crunchy graham crackers — need we say more? In the same way s’mores are enjoyed by an array of audiences, they are also capable of being enjoyed nearly any time of year. Whether it’s … Continue reading 7 Drinks That Pair Perfectly With S’mores

What to drink with chicken wings and other Superbowl snacks

  Let’s face it a well-honed wine pairing probably isn’t top priority on Superbowl night but there’s no reason why you can’t sip something delicious as you’re nervously nibbling your chicken wings (or your nails). Chicken wings can of course come many different guises – with a honey marinade, classic barbecue, buffalo wings or with … Continue reading What to drink with chicken wings and other Superbowl snacks

Find the Best Wine to Pair With Your Favourite Halloween Candy

When you’re a kid, Halloween is all about the candy. Unfortunately, the more sophisticated palate that often comes with adulthood can dampen the former thrill of a holiday that’s largely about cheap scares and even cheaper candy. Thankfully, the folks at Vivino, a popular wine app, have found a way to help elevate the Halloween candy game … Continue reading Find the Best Wine to Pair With Your Favourite Halloween Candy

Halloween Wines

These spooky wines, plus perfect recipes to pair with each, will guarantee a spectacular Halloween bash. Scallop-and-olive eyeball canapés, anyone? 1 of 8 2009 Spellbound Cabernet Sauvignon Rob Mondavi, one of the fourth generation of Mondavis to make wine in California, produces this balanced, affordable Cabernet from vineyards in the Lodi region. Pairing: Chorizo Poached in … Continue reading Halloween Wines

Wine (and Beer) to Pair with Gumbo

Gumbo brings together so many different flavors—dark, rich roux; vegetal okra and green peppers; tangy tomatoes. And that’s not to mention spicy sausage and seafood. When pairing wine with gumbo, you’ll want to think about the main ingredients as well as the heat level to get to the best match. With seafood gumbos. Shellfish and zippy … Continue reading Wine (and Beer) to Pair with Gumbo