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Choosing Wines

  • Events before 5pm (or for outdoor events in warm weather): 70% white 30% red wine
  • Events after 5pm: 40% white wine, 60% red wine
(Photo courtesy of Kendall-Jackson)

(Photo courtesy of Kendall-Jackson)

White Wine Choices

In general, Chardonnay is extremely popular, and also very versatile. On a warm day, you may also choose to serve a crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. If you are serving spicy foods, Riesling is a perfect pairing. Fruity desserts and sweet appetizers such as Foie Gras pair wonderfully with white dessert wines such as our Late Harvest Chardonnay.

Red Wine Choices

Pinot Noir is the most versatile and an excellent red wine choice for warmer weather. Merlot is a popular crowd pleaser because of its chocolate flavors and soft finish. Zinfandel offers jammy fruit flavors that pair well with grilled foods. Full-bodied wines like Meritage Red, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are recommended for pairing with beef, lamb, other hearty main courses and dark chocolate desserts.


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