When speaking of dumplings (or in Chinese ‘Jiaozi’), we are actually talking about a variety of fillings and flavours – from jiucai (garlic chives) and pork dumplings, baicai (Chinese cabbages) and pork dumplings to seafood dumplings. If you want to pair your dumplings with wine, it’s better to choose light-flavoured fillings. The classic garlic, chive … Continue reading Dumplings and wine pairing – ask Decanter
Prosciutto Arugula Pizza So you have pizza night on the regular and now you need bottle of wine to go with that meat-lover’s number. Over the years I’ve found a number of tried-and-trusted wine styles that have stood the test of time as perfect pizza partners. Here are seven to know! Red or White? Traditionally … Continue reading The 7 Best Styles of Wine to Drink with
IMAGE SOURCE: BABBLE Nothing says a lazy Sunday morning like spreading out your newspaper, choosing the perfect donut, and dunking it in a big mug of … wine? SCREEECH! Okay, so wine and donuts may not be the most obvious pairing, but there’s no reason why two of the best substances on earth should remain apart. … Continue reading THE BEST DONUT AND WINE PAIRINGS
Peanuts can be used in many dishes and enjoyed just as they are. Learn how to pair this popular legume with a wide array of wines. Photo by Beth Galton A peanut isn’t actually a nut, but a legume, the same as beans, peas and lentils. The part that we eat is the seed, which … Continue reading How to Pair Peanuts with Wine
“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?
One of the most impressive aspects of my visit to Toronto last week was the fact that almost every restaurant suggested a well chosen wine pairing against the dishes they served. Here are the ones that stood out for me: White wines There’s some good Chardonnay and Pinot Gris/Grigio in Canada but Riesling was the … Continue reading 10 Top Canadian Wine Pairings
You know how difficult it is to find a good wine and cheese match? Well here are five I’ve recently tasted that hit the spot perfectly. Four were at a tasting at the recent Bristol Wine Fair that was conducted by the food and wine writer Andrea Leeman. The other was a serendipitous one … Continue reading Five Great Cheese And Wine Pairings
Scallops are some of the most delicious seafood around and some of the most flattering to a serious white wine. There’s one grape variety that will almost always see you right but also some other options Grilled or seared scallops Searing scallops enhances their sweetness and makes them a sure-fire match with chardonnay. Almost any … Continue reading Top Wine Pairings With Scallops
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?
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