Red Wine


Raptor Ridge Tempranillo Label
Tempranillo is a grape grown in Spain and can be found as a single vareital, or as the dominant grape in blended reds, 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 […]

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


Below are the following Food & Beverage Pairings added to our Wine/Beer Pairing Database for 2018 Wine Valpolicella paired with Greek Olive and Whole Wheat Pasta Salad Valpolicella is a light and fruity red wine that won’t destroy the mild flavours of this delicious and fresh salad. Meanwhile Valpolicella has […]

February 2018 – Wine & Food Pairing Additions



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


Sandbanks Baco Noir
Sandbanks Baco Noir from Prince Edward County is a lush red wine with smooth layers of plum, mocha and wild cherry flavours. It has a bit of sweetness to it, followed by a tremendous tangy acidity. As with all of our reviews, we’ll explain why this wine goes with four […]

Sandbanks Baco Noir Review & Food Pairings



Argyle Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Argyle Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a light but medium-bodied red wine that offers up spectacular aromas of cherry, cedar, strawberry and spice. The flavours of fresh jammy fruits like strawberries or currants are quite juicy on the palate, while an earthy complexity will have you dreaming about strolling down […]

Argyle Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Review & Food Pairing


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The Piedmont region of Italy is most famous for both Barolo and Barbaresco. And it’s no wonder as these are two powerful (and expensive) wines. However, Piedmont is all about balance, and the region has created two wonderful counterparts, being Barbera and Dolcetto. What Food Goes with Dolcetto Dolcetto is […]

Dolcetto & Food Pairings


Barbera asti
The Piedmont region of Italy is most famous for both Barolo and Barbaresco.  And it’s no wonder as these are two powerful (and expensive) wines. However, Piedmont is all about balance, and the region has created two wonderful counterparts, being Barbera and Dolcetto. What Food Goes with Barbera Barbera is […]

Barbera and Food Pairings



Remelluri Rioja Gran Reserva Label
Rioja is a Spanish red wine (there’s also a white version as well that we may cover one day –  but for now, know that it uses the Viura grape most of the time) that hails from (surprise) the Rioja region of Spain.  The most common style of Rioja is […]

Rioja and Food Pairings


Danese Primitivo Label
Primitivo is an Italian grape used extensively in the Puglia region of Italy.  DNA testing recently showed that Primitivo is the same grape as Zinfandel. Primitivo isn’t super jammy like a Californian Zinfandel, nor is it quite as rich.  However, it is an easy drinking red with warm flavours of […]

Primitivo & Food Pairings


Catena Malbec Label
Malbec and Food Malbec’s smoky and berry-chocolate bouquet makes it perfect for a charbroiled steak, game meats, beef stew, cabbage rolls, meatloaf, wildboar, short ribs, hamburgers, and anything grilled.  If you are vegan, this wine is amazing with portobello mushrooms or bean dishes like chili. For centuries, Malbec has been […]

Malbec & Food Pairings