French Wines

Beaujolais is a light red wine made with Gamay Noir grapes. It features tart cherry, cranberry and raspberry flavours, along with notes of smoke, violet, bubblegum and mushroom. Low in tannin and high in acidity, Beaujolais is the perfect pairing for lighter simple fare, such as Hamburgers, Tuna Fish Sandwiches, […]

Beaujolais & Food Pairings

Côtes du Rhône is a French red wine, grown in the Rhône valley. What separates it from the typical wine bottles you find, is that a Côtes du Rhône can be blended with up to 23 different varietals of grapes. A red Côtes du Rhône could even include white grapes […]

Côtes du Rhône & Food Pairing

Lobster & Wine
There’s a lot of fantastic white wines out there to pair with Lobster, and the list below contains the best of the best! Lobster & Wine Summary Chardonnay – preferably a White Burgundy Champagne, Blanc de Blancs Weissbier Sherry, Manzanilla Gewürztraminer, Alsace White Burgundy & Lobster When we talk about […]

Pairing Lobster & Wine

Savennieres Label
What is Savennières? Made in the Middle Loire Valley of France, in the Anjou region, Savennières is a white wine made from 100% Chenin Blanc. Here the vineyards have slate and clay soils that add a lot of structure and minerality to a wine concentrated with flavours of pear, candied […]

Savennières Wine & Food Pairing

What is Cassoulet? Traditionally, Cassoulet is a a dish from the Languedoc region of France. It consists of white beans, and various meats such as duck, ham hocks, garlic sausage and goose, which are slow-cooked to allow the flavours to harmonize. For many, this hearty stew is a favourite cold-weather […]

Cassoulet & 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

domaine du carroir
Top Five Pairings 1. Goat Cheese 2. Asparagus 3. Pork Chops 4. Roasted Turkey 5. Crab Cakes Sancerre is a flinty-smoke and ripe gooseberry aroma Sauvignon Blanc from a small town called ‘Sancerre’ in the Loire Valley of France. Sancerre the town makes up part of the Loire Valley called […]

Sancerre and Food Pairings

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

Roasted Duck
Cahors, France is where the Malbec grape originated, and it is a somewhat lighter-bodied Malbec than what you’d expect from Chile or Argentina. You still have a bit of tannin, but nothing as aggressive as a Cabernet Sauvignon, nor does it have a super long finish. Expect an inky dark […]

Cahors & Food Pairing

Vouvray Loire Valley
Vouvray is a French white wine made with Chenin Blanc grapes in the Touraine district of France. It comes in multiple styles that range from sweet to dry, as well as still to sparkling. However, Delicate floral aromas and a lip-puckering taste of green apple or pair are a common […]

Vouvray & Food Pairings

Muscadet Sur Lie
Muscadet is a bone-dry, and light-bodied white wine from the Loire Valley of France. Made with the Melon de Bourgogne grape, Muscadet is lean and green, with a salty citrus taste with notes of pear and unripe apple. Muscadet Wine and Food Pairing High in acid, Muscadet will stand up […]

Muscadet & Food Pairing

wine and cheese
Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre is a classy Sauvignon Blanc that is lush with green apple, gooseberry, and pear aromas. From the chalky terroir of Upper Loire, this is a stony, yet zippy mouth-watering white wine. Pairing Sancerre with Shellfish Sancerre and Shellfish is a classic pairing. The crisp minerality […]

Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes & Food Pairings