Joel Baxter

Corn Bread
Cornbread is a popular comfort food in the south, and it’s no wonder as it has plenty of rich flavours to play with other comfort foods such as roasted pork, mac & cheese, or fried chicken. Full-bodied whites like a Buttery Chardonnay, or tropical fruit and peachy whites like Chenin […]

Cornbread & Wine Pairing

Pad Thai
Pad Thai is a slightly spicy and sweet noodle dish, often containing shrimp, chicken tofu, chopped nuts, tamarind, fish sauce and/or chilli peppers. Lighter red wines bursting with acidity like Beaujolais and Pinot Noir smooth out the spice in Pad Thai, while adding their own fruit flavours to the mix. […]

Pad Thai & Wine Pairing

potato soup
Full-bodied and flavourful whites, with crisp acidity, pair best with creamy-textured potato soup. For white wine, our top choices would be Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Viognier and Grüner Veltliner. All of which impart their own additional flavours upon this filling soup. With red wine, you have options as well. Pinot Noir has […]

Potato Soup & Wine Pairing

Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington is a filet of beef that is first covered in a mixture of chopped mushrooms, onions, shallots and herbs that have been sauteed in butter. The filet is then wrapped in puff pastry and baked. Hefty in flavour, Beef Wellington requires a dry full-bodied red such as a […]

Beef Wellington & Wine Pairing

Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Pot Pie is a fabulous comfort food, full of hearty bits of chicken, delicious roasted vegetables, and a rich gravy-soaked crust. Medium-bodied white wines like Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Viognier, or Grüner Veltliner, help cut through the rich gravy and carb content of this dish while accentuating the tender chicken […]

Chicken Pot Pie & Wine Pairings

pasta bolognese
Bolognese is a thick meat-based red sauce that requires a tannin-heavy red to handle the meat and a balanced acidity to cope with the tomato sauce. If your red wine has no acidity, it will end up tasting metallic and flabby when pitted against an acidic tomato sauce. Our favourite […]

Pasta Bolognese & Wine Pairings

French Onion Soup
Acidic and medium-bodied reds and whites, like Beaujolais, Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône, Chardonnay, Viognier, or Pinot Gris pair best with French Onion Soup. While French Onion Soup does have a strong flavour, you need the acidity of these wines to rip through cheesy and garlicky crouton crust before you get […]

French Onion Soup & Wine Pairing

Mussels taste like the sea and are slightly sweet, salty, and mild in flavour. Thus, for simple preparations, you’ll need lighter white wines to not crush the mussel’s delicate flavours. For mussels in stews, soups or pasta, you’ll have a lot more opportunity to get creative with your wine pairings. […]

Mussels & Wine Pairings

Grilled Steak
With a name like Pinotage, you’d expect this South African Red wine to taste like Pinot Noir. And you’d be half right, as Pinotage is a cross between the Cinsault Grape and Pinot Noir. Except, you’re left with this inky-black wine that is incredibly bolder than the two grapes that […]

Pinotage & Food Pairings

Ribeye Steak
Ribeye steak comes from the cow’s rib region and is the juiciest and fattiest (or flavourful) cut of steak. You get the same meat as you would when you have Prime Rib, except Prime Rib is a rack of beef ribs roasted. With ribeye steak, you want young and full-bodied […]

Pairing Wine with Ribeye Steak

Jambalaya is a classic Louisiana dish with no set recipe, yet there are two distinct types. Cajun Jambalaya generally excludes tomatoes, while Creole Jambalaya features tomatoes. What you can expect from both is a heavenly blend of sausage, beef/chicken/seafood, rice, onions, and pepper. This leaves you with a rich and […]

Jambalaya & Wine Pairing

Roast Turkey
Typically, when you think of Turkey, you probably think of Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner. We’ll have separate pairings on that, as when you consider wine and beer pairings, you have to consider the whole meal. In this article, we’ll focus on the turkey aspect of holiday dinners, as well as […]

Turkey & Wine Pairings