Joel Baxter


browned perogies
 Some people call Perogies ‘Polish Ravioli’, we call them Cholesterol heaven.  These tasty creations are often stuffed with potato, cheese, sausage, cabbage or bacon.  Often Pan fried and smothered in bacon bits, sour cream and shredded cheese, it could also be considered the Polish version of Canadian Poutine. In regard […]

Perogies & Wine Pairing


Baked Chicken Parmesan
Parmesan sauce is tomato-based, meaning it won’t pair well with wines that are high in tannin. Tannin combined with tomatoes makes everything taste metallic, which is not appealing. Thus, you need a red wine that is acidic, such as Pinot Noir, Chianti, or Primitivo. Acidic wines won’t clash with the […]

Chicken Parmesan & Wine Pairing


Beef Brisket
With Beef Brisket being so rich and heavy with a dense meatiness, you’d expect a tannin heavy red wine to be the perfect match. However, with its fall off the bone tenderness, a medium-bodied Syrah, Zinfandel, or an acidic Rosso Conero work much better. While beef brisket is heavy, too […]

Beef Brisket & Wine Pairing



Falkenfelser Weissbier
Weissbier, also known as Bavarian Wheat Beer, or Weizenbier is similar but different than American Wheat Beer. While it shares a Wheat Beer’s light body and slightly citrus tartness, it also features notes of cloves, bubble gum, vanilla and banana. Darker versions of this beer are called Dunkelweisse or Dunkelweizen. […]

Weissbier & Food Pairings


Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken isn’t overly challenging to pair with, provided you match it with an acidic wine, such as Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, or Chianti. Heavier reds will crush the delicate chicken flavours, so it’s best to stay away from those. For heavenly pairings, however, a sparkling wine of any […]

Fried Chicken & Wine Pairing


roast chicken
For simple preparations of chicken, the best red wine to pair with chicken is Pinot Noir.  Now hold on a second, you might say.  You can pair red wine with chicken, which is a white meat?  Absolutely!  Pinot Noir is not a heavy red wine.  It’s high in acidity, light in tannin and has […]

Wine & Chicken Pairing



Osso Buco
Osso Buco is a rich, meaty and intensely flavoured dish that is perfect for taking the chill out of a cold winter’s eve. As such, we find it demands a red wine equally as rich and flavourful, especially wines that offer a bit of spice, fruit, and earthiness. Thus we’d […]

Osso Bucco & Wine Pairing


Rauchbier
Rauchbier is a German Lager brewed with a smoked malt called Rauch. In the past, the smokey flavour of this beer was obtained by drying the malts over an open fire. Soon brewmasters discovered new ways to dry their malts, and Rauchbier was no longer commonplace. Today, Rauchbier is seen […]

Rauchbier & Food Pairings


halibut on a plate
Halibut is a medium and flaky fish. By medium we mean it’s texture is a little thicker and firmer than a flaky fish than sole, haddock or flounder. But it’s not rich and oily like salmon, swordfish, or tuna. As it’s not a rich and meaty fish, you’re generally going […]

Halibut & Wine Pairing



Tuna Steak
Tuna is a versatile fish; it can be served as a steak, eaten as a sandwich, or added to a casserole.  For people who don’t like the fishiness of fish, Tuna offers a great alternative as it has all the health benefits of eating fish (Tuna is high in omega […]

Pairing Wine With Tuna


Fresh Popcorn
Buttery Chardonnay and Corn Pairing Whether it’s corn on the cob, corn chowder, popcorn, or cornbread, the best corn pairing, hands down, would be an oaky Chardonnay, especially one that has lots of buttery notes. Butter goes so well with corn, and a buttery Chardonnay complements these butter flavours. An […]

Best Wine With Corn