Dessert Wine

Roquefort cheese
Sauternes is a sweet white wine from Bordeaux and is made from carefully selected grapes which have been infected by a mould called Botrytis Cinerea. This mould (nicknamed noble rot) brings out layers of complexity to this delicious wine, such as intense notes of honeycomb, apricot, butterscotch, caramel, coconut, marmalade […]

Sauternes & Food Pairing

Pumpkin Pie
With the harvest season upon us, pumpkin pie turns into a staple dessert at many dinner parties and meals. This lush dessert is full of flavour, and has more of a spicy quality to it, rather than coming across as too sweet. The spicy quality of pumpkin pie gives you […]

Pumpkin Pie & Wine Pairing

Apple Pie
My favourite time of the year is fall, and a lot of this has to do with my love of fresh Apple Pie. For years I just ate it à la mode with sharp cheddar, and while I’ll never get sick of this winning combination, I now appreciate a serving […]

Apple Pie & Wine Pairing

Chocolate Cake
Marsala is a fortified wine that is made in Sicily and features flavours of vanilla, brown sugar, tobacco and apricot. Much like sherry, Marsala can range from a dry style to a sweet style. In Sicily, many homeowners cook with it using sweeter styles for desserts (like Zabaglione), and dry […]

Marsala & Food Pairing

vin santo served with biscotti
What is Biscotti? Biscotti is an Italian almond biscuit that is baked twice, for a dry, crunchy texture that is quite hard. It is typically dipped in a drink, such as coffee, tea or wine to soften it up. Biscotti is made hard to help extend its shelf-life, however the […]

Biscotti & Wine Pairings

>Baklava is a sweet dessert that has layers of filo pastry, chopped nuts, and a syrup or honey glaze. Wines that Pair with Baklava Sauternes Tawny Port Dessert Wine Ice Wine Muscat Sauternes is a great pair, as it has lots of honey notes, is sweet, and it goes great […]

Baklava & Dessert Wine Pairings

Almond Biscotti
Almond desserts can range from chocolate covered almonds, to almond cookies/cakes, to almond butter drizzled on french vanilla ice cream. Best Wine with Almond Desserts Maderia Sweet Marsala Muscat Cream Sherries Oloroso Sherries Barsac As long as the almond flavour is prominent, any dessert wine or fortified wines, will pair […]

Almond Desserts & Wine Pairing

Ham Roasted
Chenin Blanc is comparable to Riesling in that it is an extremely food-friendly wine.  Similar to Riesling, it comes in bone dry, off-dry, sparkling, and sweet styles. The most popular style of Chenin Blanc comes from the Vouvray region of France. With a mouth-zingy acidity and lots of mineral flavours, […]

Chenin Blanc and Food Pairing

Banyuls is a sweet red wine (although there’s a small production of white wine) made in the Roussillon region of France in some of the oldest vineyards in the world. Banyuls is similar to Port in that it is a fortified wine. However, it is often just a touch lighter […]

Banyuls & Food Pairing

vin santo served with biscotti
Vin Santo is an Italian dessert that feels like a cross between a wine and a whiskey.  Usually getting up to 16%-18% alcohol, it takes its amber colour from the small chestnut or oak casks that it is aged in.  It has beautiful flavours such as nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, and […]

Vin Santo & Food Pairings