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What Is The Best Sparkling Shiraz Food Pairing?

“What is a Sparkling Shiraz?” Goes without saying that this bright red is produced using Shiraz, or ‘Syrah’ grape variety. (It’s the same grape. While the name Shiraz is typically used in Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada and South American countries, Syrah is used in France.) For those who have never tried a Shiraz wine … Continue reading What Is The Best Sparkling Shiraz Food Pairing?

What Are The Best Wine Pairings For Vacherin Mont D’or/Vacherin Du Haut-Doubs?

People occasionally ask me my favourite cheese – an impossible question but Vacherin Mont d’Or is certainly up there in the top 5. It’s made either side of the Franco/Swiss border under slightly different names* between September and March and is a washed rind cheese with a wonderfully fluid texture. It’s always presented in a … Continue reading What Are The Best Wine Pairings For Vacherin Mont D’or/Vacherin Du Haut-Doubs?

Infographic: Guide to Pairing Wine & Food

Properly pairing wine with food can truly transform a meal. A simple sea bass paired with a lovely Sauvignon Blanc is delightful, or even better, a beautiful steak paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ve found throughout our research that chocolate (as well as artichoke, asparagus, Brussel sprouts and green beans), despite what many people think, is difficult … Continue reading Infographic: Guide to Pairing Wine & Food

The Best Pairings For Amontillado And Palo Cortado Sherry

Amontillado sherry has richer, nuttier flavours than a classic fino or manzanilla sherry and calls for different food matches. Think more in terms of cured meat, game and cheese than seafood and richer, meatier tapas. Which match works best depends on the level of sweetness. An inexpensive medium-dry amontillado will tend to suggest different pairings … Continue reading The Best Pairings For Amontillado And Palo Cortado Sherry