Red alert: Don’t wine and dine until you know what to pair with your pour. We’ve teamed up with Heartwood & Oak to help you brush up on your wine pairing basics. Cheers!
White Wine: Seafood and Poultry
What white wine is known for: Refreshing, delicate flavor
Try this: Bear Hug Winemaker Select Chardonnay
You’ve just stepped off an escalator and onto a higher floor, where the light glows, the temperature’s perfect, and there’s a surprise party in your honor. You’re handed a glass of Bear Hug Winemaker Select Chardonnay. This delightful white features a harmonious balance of green apple, nectarine, honeysuckle and melon flavors.
Serve with: Lemon and herb-roasted chicken, turkey, smoked salmon and trout
Red Wine: Red Meat and Other Hearty Dishes
What red wine is known for: Rich flavor and color
Try this: Les Chartrons Bordeaux Rouge
This charming Bordeaux is as welcoming as an open chair by a cabin fireplace. Traditional style shines in Les Chartrons Bordeaux Rouge, which flaunts a lively red color, the flavors of cherry, spice and fresh herbs, a rounded mouthfeel, and supple tannins. Les Chartrons Bordeaux Rouge is produced from a refined blend of 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Serve with: Rosemary-seasoned rack of lamb, spice-rubbed roast duck, duck cassoulet, casserole and steak
Sparkling Wine: Appetizers and Desserts
What sparkling wine is known for: The ultimate celebratory beverage
Try this: Abbazia Cuvee Prestige Collio
The tiny, concentrated bubbles in Abbazia Cuvee Prestige Collio make you feel like a balloon floating in the breeze. Made from famous Glera Prosecco grapes, this sparkling wine is produced in the charmat method, ensuring a refreshing balance of golden apple and spring flower flavors on top of a dry finish.
Serve with: Crab cakes, lemon tarts, crème brulée, ceviche, sushi or shellfish