February 24, 2020
Ever wanted to pair your food and wine but didn’t know what type of wine goes with what? Well I have the perfect solution for you. In my videos, I go through step by step how to prepare a delicious meal. But wait, I also give you my suggestion of wine that you can pair with each recipe! Below I have shared some of my top 5 favorite wine and food pairings.
#1 Tequila Lime Chicken & Curran 2016 Grenache Gris
If you love chicken, this recipe is for you! My Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe is jam-packed with flavor from the tequila to the lime. It is a recipe that will have your taste buds wanting more. The wine that I recommend pairing this recipe with is a Curran 2016 Grenache Gris. It is a fabulous rose with notes of strawberry, mango, and a little bit of lime. This wine is a perfect pair with the grilled chicken!
#2 Heirloom Tomato Basil Pasta & California Sangiovese
This dish is a yummy vegetarian recipe that you can make in a couple of minutes. It makes for a great tasting and healthy dish. The heirloom tomatoes are one of my favorites! This Heirloom Tomato Basil Pasta dish is great to pair with a California Sangiovese wine. In my video you can see me drinking the Sangiovese wine from the Luna Vineyards in Napa Valley. The wine has notes of berry and has the right amount of acidity, perfect for pasta!
#3 Thai Fish Curry & K Pinot Gris Alsace Grand Cru Schlossberg 2015
My Thai Fish Curry Recipe is a fan favorite! I mean, who doesn’t love a good curry?! It only takes about 30 minutes to make and you’ll be ready to eat. The perfect wine to pair with this meal would be the K Pinot Gris Alsace Grand Cru Schlossberg 2015. It has beautiful notes of pear and honeysuckle giving it a touch of sweetness. This kind of wine is an off-dry wine which will go perfectly with the red thai curry. It is truly an amazing wine, I definitely recommend it!
#4 Healthy Orange Chicken & Cuvee Blanc Pierre Valois 2018
My Healthy Orange Chicken Recipe is a much healthier alternative as opposed to ordering take-out. It’s not only healthier, but it’s just as flavorful and tasty if not more! Guess what? I also have a wine that will go great with this recipe. I paired my healthy orange chicken with Cuvee Blanc Pierre Valois 2018. This wine is a blend of Colombard and Chardonnay. It has notes of tropical fruits, peaches, citrus, and just a touch of lemon. This is a wine and food pairing made in heaven!
#5 Cod Fish Cake & Chablis French Chardonnay
My Cod Fish Cake Recipe is sure to make your mouth water. They are a family favorite, even with the kids! You can make this dish as an entree or an appetizer. I have paired the dish with a Chablis Premier Cru Les Fourneaux 2014. This wine is from Burgundy, a region in France and is actually a Chardonnay grape. It has beautiful floral notes of dried fruit, almonds, and citrus. The wine and my cod fish recipe is a perfect pair!
I hope you enjoyed the wine and food pairings as much as I did. Hopefully now you can consider yourself more of a wine expert and try some pairings yourself. For details on how to make some of my delicious dishes, I have videos posted on my channel that make it easy to follow along. Till then, happy pairing!