Looking for advice on how to pair your wines for Christmas dinner? “Balance is the key. You don’t want the taste of the food or the taste of the wine to overpower the other. In a winning pairing, you’re looking for each to make the other taste better,” advises Shauna, our Winemaker. The main course is one thing, but what about dessert? Shauna and her team helped us out with a pie tasting and here are their recommendations for the perfect pie pairings:
Apple Pie: The secret? Drink. Eat pie. Drink again. Still like the flavours in both the pie and wine? You’ve found a winner! Our picks: 2018 Legacy Pét-Nat and 2017 Estate Riesling
Raspberry Pie: The secret? Berries have tannins so you want to choose a wine to go with this one that has a refreshing finish. Our picks: 2017 Foxcroft Riesling and 2017 Whip’d Red
Blueberry Pie: The secret? Reds or whites can work, just choose a wine that that doesn’t make the wine taste sour or make the pie taste too sweet when paired. Our picks: 2017 Spark’l and 2016 Cabernets
Pecan Pie: The secret? This one can be tricky because of the amount of sweetness in the pie, so it’s important to choose a wine with a little sweetness so that there isn’t too much of a contrast which could throw off the flavours. Our picks: 2015 Willms Oaked Chardonnay and 2016 Edgerock Merlot
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