WELL PAIRED GIFTS

When offering a bottle of a wine as a gift, identify and distinguish your bottle from all the others by presenting your wine with a nicely paired food gift. Here are some ideas:

  • Port with chocolate truffles
  • Sweet Riesling and spicy mixed nuts
  • Sauvignon Blanc with a jar of tapenade
  • Zinfandel with salami
  • Syrah with a pack of Chili mix
  • Pinot Noir with a smoked salmon
  • Fried chicken wing with a sparkling wine

Package your food in a decorative gift box or bag and tie it to the bottle! Cheers!

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Holiday Brown Sugar-Dijon Glazed Ham served with Meiomi Pinot Noir

  • untitledBrown sugar-Dijon ham paired with Meiomi is the perfect holiday ham and Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir’s contain the acid and seductive complexity to cut the fat from the ham and add the sweet, exotic, magical multiple layers to the palette.

 

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Meiomi offers a nice hint of berry, oak, earth and spice notes. This is rich yet medium weight, with subtle edges to the blueberry, raspberry, mocha and fresh-turned earth flavors.

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Simple Bruschetta & Mozzarella Croissants with Prosecco

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This simple meal is perfect with Prosecco! Fresh tomatoes are usually higher in acidity and need a wine to match. This prosecco is perfect to accompany the tomatoes and mozzarella in the salad as well as the Croissant. Sparkling wine tends not to overwhelm because of its delicate suppleness and bubbles. Continue reading “”

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Salad for your wine?

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When it comes to pairing wine with a salad, it is not always easy.
Different types of lettuce can strengthen bitterness in wine. Other components like fruits, vegetables, protein, cheese, can demand texture. However, one of the most dominant factors in a salad is the dressing.  Here you want to make sure that the acid in the wine accommodates the acidity in the salad dressing.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most popular and very beloved red wines of the world. This grape brought great fame to California. California’s Cabernet won the top place over French wines in the famous “Pairs Wine Tasting” in 1976. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the main grapes in the Bordeaux Blend.  Originally from France and has spread to many wine making regions. This wine is big and sturdy. Cabernet has lot’s of body, flavor, tannins, and some bitterness.

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