St. Patrick’s Day Food and Wine Pairings

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and while there are many delicious Irish meals to look forward to eating on this holiday, not everyone may be too enthusiastic about the customary dyed-green beer and Irish Lagers that accompanies them. Try something a little different and pair some of these scrumptious meals with a wine instead.

Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage

This is a must for St. Patty’s Day. Pair this classic with a Cabernet Sauvignon that has a distinct black current flavor to bring it to life.   Or if you prefer, a delightful sweeter blush does well too.

Lamb Stew

The simple flavors of this dish are dying to be paired with a bold, red wine. Try that intense Pinot Noir you haven’t been able to pair with any other dish.  Or if you want a fun twist, try one of the many fruit wines out on the Uplands Wine Trail too!

Salmon Cakes

Pair this unique dish with a crisp, dry wine like a Sauvignon Blanc, Vignoles, or Vidal.

Potato Soup

This hearty, comforting soup deserves a buttery Chardonnay that has hints of oak.

Irish Cream Cheesecake

If you need a wine for the absolutely decadent dessert, go for a light and fruity Pinot Grigio, or for something special, pair with a nice glass of Port style wine.