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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

The Best Food Pairings For Barolo And Barbaresco

The food of Piedmont in north-west Italy is as highly regarded as its wines so it makes sense to make the local dishes your first choice if you’re looking for a match for a bottle of Barolo or Barbaresco. I’ve grouped the two wines together because although there are differences between them their similarities are … Continue reading The Best Food Pairings For Barolo And Barbaresco

Fried Chicken Wine Pairings

Take a peek at these sommelier-approved wine and fried chicken pairings for your next bucket of extra crispy. “Crisp, crunchy, yet succulent… fried chicken pairs ‘awesomely’ with sparkling wine.” –Madeline Puckette Fried Chicken Wine Pairings When it comes to pairing wine with fried chicken, your best bet is sparkling wine. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never … Continue reading Fried Chicken Wine Pairings