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2013 Food and Wine Pairing

Whether you’re having a large dinner party or an intimate gathering, deciding on the best wine to serve with your meal can be a daunting taske. Similar to previous years, I’ve tried to make your wine shopping a little easier by creating a wine and food pairing chart based on the L.C.B.O’s General List with wines under $20.00 Cdn.

This wine and food pairing chart makes it easy to serve a nice wine or two this holiday season without breaking your budget. If you’re attending a party, grab a bottle or two for a hostess gift. This list has a “shelf life of approximately two months before the vintages change so BUY NOW. 

Food Wine/Grape Producer/Year Region Price
Light fish and meat dishes. Salmon, trout, smoked meats, salads, lightly seasoned stir-fries Sauvignon Blanc (white) Santa Rita Reserve (code 275677) Chile $13.95
  Dry Riesling (white) Chateau Des Gharmes Riesling VQA (code 61499) Ontario, Niagara $12.95
  Sauvignon Blanc (white) Villa Maria Private Bin (code 426601) Marlborough, New Zealand $14.95
Seafood and shellfish Riesling (white) Megalomaniac Homegrown Riesling VQAA (code 183061) Ontario, Niagara $11.95
  Sauvignon Blanc (white) Waka Waka (code 266494) South Africa $12.95
  Sauvignon Blanc (white) Whitecliff Sauvignon Blanc, Sacred Hill (code 610972) New Zealand $14.95
Light pastas with a seafood or light tomato sauce or creamy sauce or with pesto, gnocchi, risotto, seafood salad. Pinot Grigio (white) Placido Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT (code 588897) Veneto, Italy $11.95
  Gewurztraminer (white) Dopff & Irion (code 81463) Alsace, France $16.95
  Pinot Grigio (white) Pillitteri VQA (code 146787) Ontario, Niagara $14.95
Rich lobster, shell food dishes, white fish (halibut & turbot), spiced chicken, and pork dishes Chardonnay (white) Jacob’s Creek Reserve (code 270017) Adelaide Hills, Australia $14.95
  Chardonnay (white) Cono Sur Organic (code 230565) Chile $11.95
  Chardonnay (white) Louis Jadot Macon Villages Chardonnay (code 164145) France $14.95
Rich poultry (Turkey, duck, goose, etc.) and pork dishes Chardonnay (white) Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay (code 175430) California $16.95
  Chardonnay/ (white) Beringer Founders’ Estate Chard (code 534230) California $17.95
Cold and cured meats simply grilled chicken, pork and veal. Robustly seasoned and BBQ’d fish dishes. Pinot Noir(red) Aquinas Pinot Noir Napa Valley (code 277657) California $17.95
  Pinot Noir (red) Hahn Pinot Noir Monterey (code 226555) Monterey, California $18.45
  Pinot Noir (red) Stoneleigh, Marlborough (code 54353) Marlborough, NewZealand  $19.95
Most types of meat, beef and especially plainly cooked lamb and homey dishes like Shepherd’s pie and sausages Garnacha (red) Castillo De Monseran (code 73395) Cariñena, Spain $9.25
  Cab/Shiraz/Petit Verdot/Grenache (red) Thelema Mountain Red (code 222570) South Africa $11.95
  Merlot (red) Sterling Vintner’s Merlot (code 622837) California $15.95
Char-grilled steaks, casseroles, spicy meats, vegetarian dishes such as goulash Cabernet Sauvignon (red) Jacob’s Creek Reserve (code 91751) Australia $16.95
  Shiraz/Grenache (red) D’Arenberg D’Arry’s Original (code 942904) Australia $19.95
  Shiraz/Cabernet (red) Peter Lehmann Clancy’s Red (code 611467) Australia $17.95

 

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