A Simple Wine Pairing Guide with Food

October 31, 2016
by HelloFresh Get To Know Us

    When it comes to food, we fancy ourselves pretty knowledgeable. But when it comes to wine pairing with food, we reached out to our friends at Naked Wines for some tips.

    Not only have Naked Wines shared their wine expertise with us, but, if you start a subscription with HelloFresh using the code FRESH3WINES, they’ll send you 3 bottles of wine for free! It sure does pay to have friends in well watered places.

    Check out our fabulous wine pairings below!

    Sparkling

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    Boy Meets Girl Chardonnay Pinot 

    Modelled on traditional sparkling styles, this wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Fresh, delicate and easy drinking, it’s the perfect way to get any party started.

    Bright on the nose with a light and balanced mouth feel, complimented by a hint of fresh berries and cream. All this is teamed with a fresh, fruit driven burst of scrumptious bubbles.

    A great way to start an evening and an all-round crowd pleaser.

    Ageing advice
    Drink now

    Serving advice
    Serve chilled at 7-10°C.

    HelloFresh food match
    Peach, Fetta and Almond Salad with rocket and sugar snap peas.

     

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    White

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    DRG Daryl Groom Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Summer in a glass anyone? Daryl Groom is responsible for this classic crowd pleaser, direct from his very own vineyard. It’s bursting with crisp citrus, grapefruit, apple and melon characters.

    Focusing on minimal intervention, Daryl has made his Sauvignon Blanc with no oak to allow the zesty characters of the grape to be fully expressed. After thoroughly researching the best area to grow this varietal, he chose the specific appellation on which to plant the best Sauvignon Blanc clone in Australia.

    Picking a seriously chilly morning on which to harvest, Daryl then juiced and fermented the parcels cold. After this, he got out of the way and let nature make the complex flavour profiles of the grapes shine.

     

    Ageing advice
    Best to drink now while young, as the wine is best when its bright fruit characters are shining through. It will last nicely for another 2 years.

    Serving advice
    Serve chilled and make sure you have another bottle in the refrigerator. It goes down so easily…be warned!!

    HelloFresh food match
    Perfect with seafood, we’ve matched this white with Crispy Skinned Salmon and Roast Potatoes with a Caper and Dill Burnt Butter Sauce.

     

    Red

    wine pairing with food

    Lodestar Wines South Australia Shiraz 2015

    A balanced and elegant wine, this Lodestar treat offers generosity in its juicy layers and a massive easy-drinking factor. Geoff ensured bold, intense flavours by opting to pick the fruit in the cool of the night.

    Deep purple in colour, your glass will give off delightful aromas of plum and blackberry with a lick of spice and black olive. The palate is rich and satisfying, bursting with ripe blackcurrant and plum flavours. Fine grained tannins influenced by American and French oak treatment all result in a long lasting finish.

    Each slurp you take will be full-bodied, making it a natural choice to enjoy alongside a feed from the bbq or a hearty steak. Tuck a few away in your cellar to crack open with those unexpected guests!

    Ageing advice
    Absolutely approachable right now, however 3-5 years of careful cellaring will allow this Shiraz to develop further suppleness and complexity.

    Serving advice
    Best enjoyed in the 16-18ºC range – no need to get too fussy but some aeration certainly opens up this youthful Shiraz for greater expression of the fruit.

    HelloFresh food match
    Rare Rump Steak with a Caramelised Onion Relish and a Pear, Rocket and Walnut Salad…Sunday afternoon on the deck with good company and a Shiraz – perfect!

     

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