Wines to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day!
Montreal Times readers who would like to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day but aren’t fans of green beer. No need to be green with envy and miss out on the festivities. Wine-lovers can still channel the luck of the Irish this year and enjoy some traditional Irish recipes paired with a delicious bottle of wine. Here are three of our favourites!
Wines to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day
Leek and Potato Soup is a delicious Irish classic. It’s creamy, savoury and satisfying, and pairs well with La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Chardonnay grapes from California’s Sonoma Coast are lighter and leaner due to the cooler climate. This gives the wine a creaminess that matches the soup and refreshing acidity that balances its richness.
La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017 SAQ code : 00740084 $27.20
Irish Beef Stew with hearty beef, carrots, and herbs is uncharacteristically deep and complex for cuisine that tends to favour simpler flavours and cooking processes. La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir has bright berry notes to contrast the thyme and Worcestershire flavours of the stew. It also brings an earthiness to complement the root vegetables, allowing for a cohesion of flavour.
The Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016 SAQ code: 00860890 $29.35
Colcannon are mashed potatoes reimagined, they are extremely creamy, and herb-driven with chive and earthy greens like kale or cabbage. Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay has a balanced acidity that compliments the richness of the potatoes and the sharpness of the kale, while the citrus flavours add a refreshing contrast to this buttery Irish staple.