Red Wine

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

Barolo colour
Known as the ‘King of Red Wine’, Barolo is wine high in tannin and meant to be aged at least a decade (traditionally, they used to say two decades) before enjoying. If you judge a wine by its colour, Barolo will punch you in the face every time.  In fact, […]

Barolo and Food Pairings

Cahors Wine Label
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 in inky […]

Cahors & Food Pairing

Mencia Gabo Do Xil Label
Mencia is a medium-bodied red that is only grown in Spain and Portugal on the Iberian peninsula. This rare red has floral, strawberry/raspberry, sour cherry, pomegranate and peppery flavours. Due to the peppery flavours, this wine is excellent with meat, such as pepper steak, charcuterie, pastrami, corned beef or spicy […]

Mencia & Food Pairings

Carmenere Label for 1865
Carménère is a medium-bodied red wine that grows almost only in Chile but originated in Bordeaux, France. The wine is adored for its sour cherry and tart raspberry flavours, along with light tannin and bittersweet finish. Carménère also has a herbaceous flavour that has a peppercorn quality to it, which […]

Carménère Wine and Food Pairing

Lini 910 Lambrusco
Lambrusco got a bad reputation in the 1970s for being a cheap and sweet red wine that tasted like soda pop. Fortunately, in the four decades since, it has made gigantic leaps and bounds to becoming a wine worth seeking out. Primarily produced in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, new […]

Lambrusco & Food Pairings

Bogle Petit Sirah
Petite Sirah is a grape and single varietal wine that is well-loved and has its share of enthusiasts, such as the cleverly named “PS I Love You” group. Most popular in California, this wine was originally produced in France. While some think this is just a lighter version of a […]

Petite Sirah and Food Pairing

Raptor Ridge Tempranillo Label
Tempranillo is a grape grown in Spain and can be found as a single vareital, or as the dominant grape, such as in a Rioja. When young, Tempranillo is fruity and fresh with cherry and dried fig flavours, with peppery notes. Yet this wine can be oaked and age, revealing […]

Tempranillo and Food Pairing

Petit Verdot
Petit Verdot is traditionally used in blended wines, like the famous Bordeaux. It gives the wine a dark ruby tinge, along with a spicy floral aroma. As a single varietal wine, Petit Verdot is best described as massive and brooding. If you are a fan of fruity wines, you won’t […]

Petit Verdot & Food Pairing

Dorico Conero
Rosso Conero DOC is a wine appellation in the Marche region of Italy. The red wines made here mainly use the Montepulciano grape, which must consist of 85% of the wine’s grape content. The other 15% must be Sangiovese, and nothing else. Rosso Conero is medium to full-bodied red wines […]

Rosso Conero & Food Pairings

Michele Chiarlo Barbaresco
Barbaresco is a wine district in the Piedmont region of North-Western Italy which produces wines using the Nebbiolo grape. Similar to Barolo (which is a nearby district), Barbaresco is not a very user-friendly wine, as they require ageing. Otherwise, they will come off as fiercely tannic and acidic. When comparing […]

Barbaresco and Food Pairing