Joel Baxter

While beef is the main flavour in a beef burrito, you also get the addition of guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, starchy beans and rice, grilled vegetables and spicy sauces that make wine pairing a challenge. In most instances, medium-bodied earthy yet fruity reds like Malbec, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Montepulciano, […]

Beef Burritos & Wine Pairing

Cauliflower Soup
The heart of Cauliflower Soup tends to be roasted cauliflower pureed, with perhaps some butter, cream or melted cheese added. As such, smooth, dry whites like Chablis, Chenin Blanc, Soave, Pinot Gris and Gavi are the order of the day. Chablis & Cauliflower Soup Pairing Chablis is an unoaked or […]

Cauliflower Soup & Wine Pairing

Haggis is a crumbly meat dish using a sheep stomach stuffed with minced sheep heart, lungs (except in America where lung meats are banned) and liver, which is then bulked out with oatmeal, onions, suet and seasoning. While the description of Haggis doesn’t sound appealing, Haggis is quite enjoyable as […]

Haggis & Wine Pairing

Chinese Dumplings
Chinese dumplings are typically made with pork, Baicai (Chinese/Napa cabbage), minced shallots and fresh ginger. They are also often accompanied by a dipping sauce, such as a blend of soy sauce, hot chilli, Jiaozi vinegar, and sesame oil. Light reds like Gamay and Pinot Noir, along with thirst-quenching whites, such […]

Chinese Dumplings & Wine Pairing

kebabs and tzatziki sauce
Tzatziki sauce is a fresh and tangy yogurt-based sauce containing dill, cucumber, mint and garlic. You’ll see it used as a condiment on several Greek dishes, like Gyros or a Lamb pita, as well as many vegan dishes like Fried Zucchini, Crudités, as a Salad Dressing, or as a dipping […]

Tzatziki Sauce & Wine Pairing

Beef Stroganoff
Beef Stroganoff is a delicious beef and buttered noodle dish (or rice/potatoes) served in a sauce made out of beef broth, sour cream, mushrooms, garlic and onion. When pairing wine with Beef Stroganoff, you generally want heavier and not so fruit-forward red wines like Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Cabernet […]

Beef Stroganoff & Wine Pairing

Chicken Satay
Chicken Satay is grilled Chicken on a Skewer coated with peanut sauce and can be found on many menus, including Thai, or Spanish themed restaurants. You’ll also find Chicken Satay served as an hors d’oeuvre at banquets as it makes for a fantastic finger food. The spicy peanut sauce makes […]

Chicken Satay & Wine Pairing

Baked Chicken Parmesan
Eggplant Parmesan, or Eggplant alla Parmigiana, is a breaded strip of Eggplant that is often pan-fried then buried beneath oozing cheese and tangy tomato sauce. Incredibly flavourful, Eggplant Parmesan beckons for acidic and juicy red wines like Primitivo, Zinfandel, Barbera or Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Primitivo & Eggplant alla Parmigiana Pairing Primitivo […]

Eggplant Parmesan & Wine Pairings

Veggie Burger
Vegan Hamburgers have been around for decades, but in the last couple of years, the introduction of impossible meat has been trending high Veggie burgers are a bit diverse in flavour, in that they could be soy/wheat/green or bean-based. The sky’s the limit when it comes seasonings as well. Thus, […]

Veggie Burgers & Wine Pairing

Choya Silver is a white Japanese-style plum-wine, which combines a sweet white wine and a small amount of fresh ume juice. This makes for a sweet yet fruity wine with a slightly bitter almond taste, which is wonderful when paired with Chicken Fingers, Sushi Rolls, Sichuan Pork, Korean Ribs, Shrimp […]

Choya Silver White Wine & Food Pairing

Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pulled Pork is commonly made from the pork shoulder, which is fatty and full of connective tissue. As such, it’s a rather inexpensive cut of Pork as it requires a long cooking time to break down the marbling and connective tissue. As such, pulled Pork is often slow-cooked for hours […]

Pulled Pork & Wine Pairing

Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes are thinly sliced potatoes layered in a casserole dish, to which heavy cream has been added. The potatoes are then cooked until they are soft and slightly crispy. Cheese, herbs, onions, breadcrumbs and bacon may also be added to the recipe as there are thousands of recipes out […]

Scalloped Potatoes & Wine Pairing