White Wine

White Wine

Parties are the best craic but planning them can be stressful and oftentimes, expensive. Let us take the hassle out of it by checking out our party perfect pairings below!

Champagne

Champagne

BUBBLES

Champagne or sparkling? A time old question. If the budget can stretch to Champagne, serve it as an aperitif when it will be appreciated, and not any later. However, don’t think you are cheap-skating by not choosing Champagne. There’s any number of quality alternatives: stay in France with Crémant de Bourgogne or Crémant de Loire, or head Down Under for a quality sparkler made from the Champagne grapes, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

White Wine

White Wine

WHITE WINE

The Safe Option

A Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or Chile (usually cheaper) is safe as houses and won’t offend any palates. It’s crisp, it’s fruity and it’s still one of the most popular styles around.

The Adventurous Option

An Eden Valley Riesling from Australia will tingle your guests’ taste-buds and have them complimenting your good taste. Riesling is also very food-friendly. There’s no downside.

The Bold Option

A Grüner Veltliner from Austria. Forget the bland dross of old, Grüner’s potential is  finally being harnessed by a new generation of talented, outward-looking winemakers. GV’s on a roll.

Red Wine

Red Wine

RED

The Safe Option

Choose a Côte du Rhône and prove that safe does not have to be boring. Together, Grenache and Syrah yield one of the most dependable red wine styles of them all.

The Adventurous Option

How about a crunchy-fruited treat from the Loire Valley? A Saumur-Champigny or a Chinon? They’re both made from Cabernet Franc and are commendably light in alcohol.

The Bold Option

Watch your guests’ noses turning up when they see you are serving Beaujolais and then see them smile when they taste it. Go for a cru; Fleurie is safest, Morgon has more guts.

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