Pairing Tips

  • Astringent or bitter foods go well with full-flavoured wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Crisp wines, such as Pinot Grigio, go well with salty foods
  • Fatty cuts of meat work well with bitter wines, as they will tone down the bitterness
  • Highly acidic foods pair well with acidic wines
  • Serve light-bodied wines with light food and full-bodied wines with heavier foods
  • Spicy foods pair well with sweeter wines
  • Sweet foods need a dry wine to offset the sweetness

 

 

Food & Wine Pairings

Bison Burgers with Balsamic Bacon Onion Relish
Featuring LE15 Mosaic Red

Ground bison is blended with Dijon, seasoned breadcrumbs, garlic and onions and grilled. Served with a rich and savoury topping of bacon, caramelized onions accented with rosemary and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Click on the recipe to enlarge.

Chicken Marbella
Featuring Eclipse Mosel Valley GEWÜRZTRAMINER

Chicken Ratatouille Tagliatelle
Featuring LE15 Barbera

This hearty pasta with chunks of tender chicken, eggplant and zucchini is a warming supper to serve friends and family after a day of cold weather fun. Click on the recipe to enlarge.

Cod & Potato Cakes with Lemon Herb Tartar Sauce
Featuring LE15 Pinot Grigio/Verduzzo

Potato adds a creaminess and lightness to these delicious, crispy fish cakes that are perfectly paired with the brightness of the white wine. For an appetizer portion, form into 36 smaller cakes. Click on recipe image to enlarge.

Columbia Valley Riesling with Turkey Dinner
Featuring Eclipse Columbia Valley Riesling

Creamy Parmesan Risotto with Pinot Gris
Featuring Eclipse Washington Yakima Valley Pinot Gris

French Onion Soup
Featuring Eclipse New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Game Night with Gewurztraminer
Featuring Selection Gewurztraminer

Hoisin Pork Tenderloin Sliders
Featuring LE15 Gewurztraminer/Verdelho/Muscat

Serve these tasty 3-bite sandwiches as a starter at a cocktail party or as part of a backyard barbecue menu. The bright, slightly floral flavour of the wine is a great pairing for the sweet and tangy Asian flavours. Click on recipe image to enlarge.

Mother's Day Lunch Menu
Featuring Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio & Viognier

Mussels Tagliatelle
Featuring Eclipse Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay

Picnic Lunch With Vintners Reserve Merlot
Featuring Vintners Reserve Merlot

Red Wine and Thyme Mushrooms
Featuring Eclipse Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon

Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak
Featuring Eclipse Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

Rib-Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter
Featuring Selection Amarone

It's always best to match the weight of the wine to that of the food. In this case, the fat and protein of the dish will soften the tannins in the wine and make for a smooth and harmonious match. Serve the wine at a cool room temperature and enjoy.

Roast Turkey with White Wine and Rosemary
Featuring Eclipse Washington Yakima Valley Pinot Gris

Salmon Poached in White Wine
Featuring Chilean Sauvignon Blanc

Shrimp, Lobster And Crab In White Wine Sauce
Featuring Selection Sauvignon Blanc

Steely, grassy, and defiantly dry, nothing can complement a mean better than Sauvignon Blanc, a unique wine that offers a definitive counterpoint to the ubiquitous Chardonnay.

White Wine Basted Turkey
Featuring Eclipse Washington Yakima Valley Pinot Gris

Wine and Mustard Braised Lamb
Featuring LE15 Fourtitude

This recipe will appeal to those who already love lamb and those who are trying it for the first time...especially when it is enjoyed with a glass of full-bodied Fourtitude red wine! Click on recipe to enlarge.