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Graceful Accompaniments —
Wine and Food Pairings


Wine is a natural fit to any entertaining scenario whether it is casual or formal. To simplify your life, we are suggesting simple, yet elegant accoutrements for stress-free entertaining. Here you will also find food and wine pairing recommendations, entertaining tips, and wine education.

  • sparkling

    Sparkling Wines


    delicious

    Taste:
    Light spicy, floral, fruity scents, effervescent, light-bodied
    Cheeses:
    Brie, Camembert, Fresh Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Colby Jack, Gruyere, Havarti
    Nuts:
    Chipotle Almonds, Cinnamon Pecans, Sweet and Spicy Pecans, Pistachios
  • sauvblanc

    Sauvignon Blanc


    saw vee nyon blahnk

    Taste:
    Crisp, refreshing, citrus, guava, fresh apples, rich yet vibrant mouthfeel, light-bodied
    Cheeses:
    Baby Swiss, Boursin, Cheshire, Chevere, Colby, Danish Blue Cheese, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Feta, Gruyere, Provolone, Sharp Cheddar
    Nuts:
    Pine Nuts, Garlic Almonds, Candied Pecans
  • semillon

    Sémillon


    seh-mee-yohn

    Taste:
    Honeydew, guava, fresh cut grass, mandarin, freshly toasted Brioche a touch of oak, light-bodied
    Cheeses:
    Brie, Boursin, Fresh Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Gruyere, Havarti, Baby Swiss, Colby, Danish Blue Cheese, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Gruyere, Sharp Cheddar
    Nuts:
    Marcona Almonds, Candied Pecans, Cinnamon Pecans
  • chardonnay

    Chardonnay


    shar doh nay

    Taste:
    Rich, tropical fruit flavors and a subtle touch of citrus, creamy, full-bodied
    Cheeses:
    Asiago, Brie di Meaux, Canadian Cheddar, Chevère, Colby, Edam, Feta, Goat Cheese, Gouda, Mild Cheddar, Mozzarella, Munster, Stilton
    Nuts:
    Garlic Marcona Almonds, Cinnamon Pecans
  • rose

    Rosé


    Rose ay

    Taste:
    Wild strawberries, cherry blossom, apples, light to medium-bodied
    Cheeses:
    Goat Cheese, Brie, Baby Swiss, Camembert, Cheddar/Cranberry Chipotle, Feta, Monterey Jack, Gouda
    Nuts:
    Candied Pecans, Cinnamon Pecans
  • pinotnoir

    Pinot Noir


    pee noh nwahr

    Taste:
    Bing cherry, baking spices, currants, pomegranate, vanilla, and cola, medium-bodied
    Cheeses:
    Camembert, Canadian Cheddar, Colby Jack, Edam, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Feta, Herb Brie, Roqufort, Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Cheddar, Smoked Brie
    Nuts:
    Candied Pecans, Cinnamon Pecans, Sweet and Spicy Pecans
  • merlot

    Merlot


    mare low

    Taste:
    Black fruit, spice, dark chocolate and a hint of toast, medium-heavy-bodied
    Cheeses:
    Cheddar, Gouda, Mild Cheddar, Provolone, Smoked Cheddar, Smoked Gouda
    Nuts:
    Chestnuts, Toasted Cashews, Walnuts
  • petitverdot

    Petit Verdot


    pettie ver dough

    Taste:
    Pinky purple, berries, blackberry tart, vanilla, black pepper, spice, medium-heavy-bodied
    Cheeses:
    Camembert, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Monterey Jack Dry, Parmesan, Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Cheddar
    Nuts:
    Chestnuts, Toasted Cashews, Hazelnuts
  • cabfranc

    Cabernet Franc


    cab er nay fraank

    Taste:
    Blackberry, dark chocolate, black pepper, violets, red fruits and spice, full-bodied
    Cheeses:
    Aged Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Aged Gouda, Colby Jack, Brie, Fontina, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Sharp Cheddar, Roquefort
    Nuts:
    Chestnuts, Toasted Cashews, Hazelnuts
  • cabsauv

    Cabernet Sauvignon


    cab er nay saw vee nyon

    Taste:
    Black and purple Fruits, black pepper, coffee, dark chocolate, luscious finish, full-bodied
    Cheeses:
    Gorgonzola, Aged Gouda, Colby Jack, Brie, Fontina, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Cheddar
    Nuts:
    Roasted Salted Walnuts, Candied Walnuts
  • Entertain with ease…

    Insiders Notes:
    Nuts:
    Bring out the nuttiness of the cheeses
    Bonus:
    Honey adds sweetness, goes well with dessert wines. Black pepper adds spice; serve a fresh crack of pepper with red wines
    Fruit:
    Fresh berries, apples and pears or dried apricots, figs and cranberries provide a bridge between wine and cheese; as well as fruit spreads, chutneys and jams.
    Bonus:
    Choose fruits and spreads that match the flavor profile of the wines you’re serving; i.e cherry aromas pair with dried cherries.