Pairing Tips

  • Astringent or bitter foods go well with full-flavoured wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Crisp wines, such as Pinot Grigio, gor well with salty foods
  • Fatty cuts of meat work well with bitter wines, as they will tone down the bitterness
  • Highly acidic foods pair well with acidic wines
  • Serve light-bodied wines with light food and full-bodied wines with heavier foods
  • Spicy foods pair well with sweeter wines
  • Sweet foods need a dry wine to offset the sweetness

For a general guide to food and wine pairing CLICK HERE.


Food & Wine Pairings

Apple Cider Brined Thick-Cut BBQ Pork Chops
Featuring Limited Edition California Petite Sirah/Zinfandel

Artichoke & Spinach Chicken Pot Pie
Featuring LE17 South African Chardonnay Chenin Blanc

Asian Moo Shu Pork Lettuce Wraps
Featuring Selection Limited Edition Portugese Douro Tinto

Backyard BBQ with Australian Shiraz
Featuring Selection International Australian Shiraz

Balsamic Lamb With Burst Tomatoes
Featuring LE17 Hawke's Bay Merlot

BBQ Whole Beef Tenderloin
Featuring Medium to Full Bodied Merlot

Beef & Mushroom Cottage Pies
Featuring LE14 Australian Shiraz Viognier

Beef Sliders with Gourmet Garnishes
Featuring Selection Limited Edition Australian Shiraz/Viognier

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom-Barley Risotto
Featuring LE16 Australian Grenache Cabernet

Bison Burgers with Balsamic Bacon Onion Relish
Featuring LE15 California Mosaic Red

Black Bean Dip
Featuring Eclipse Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel

Braised Beef Stew
Featuring LE2012 Italian Nebbiolo with Grape Skins

Chicken & Chorizo Paella
Featuring LE16 Spanish Milagro

Chicken Ratatouille Tagliatelle
Featuring LE15 Italian Barbera

Chili-Lime Chicken Kabobs
Featuring Island Mist, Twisted Mist, Selection International French Rose

Citrus Butter Tilapia
Featuring World Vineyard The Candidate White

Classic Braised Beef Short Ribs
Featuring LE2013 South African Shiraz Cabernet

Cod and Potato Cakes with Lemon Herb Tartar Sauce
Featuring LE15 Italian Pinot Grigio Verduzzo

Columbia Valley Riesling with Turkey Dinner
Featuring Selection Estate Series Columbia Valley Riesling

Easter Brunch Menu Made Easy
Featuring Selection Spéciale New Millennium Sparkling Wine

Espetadas (Meat on a Stick)
Featuring Selection Limited Edition Portuguese Douro Tinto

Fig & Goat Cheese Tartlet
Featuring LE2012 Argentine Torrontés

Fresh Spring Rolls
Featuring Selection Limited Edition Pacifica White

Game Night with Gewurztraminer
Featuring Selection Original Gewurztraminer

Garlic Crusted Salmon with Fresh Tomato-Cilantro Relish
Featuring Vintners Reserve Chardonnay, World Vineyard French Sauvignon Blanc

Grilled Rosemary-Dijon Lamb Skewers
Featuring LE2013 Washington Cabernet Merlot

Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Featuring Gewürztraminer

Hoisin Pork Tenderloin Sliders
Featuring LE15 Australian Gewurztraminer Verdelho Muscat

Honey-Soy Glazed Lobster Tails
Featuring LE16 California Blanc de Noir

Lamb Sliders
Featuring Eclipse Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon

Lemon & Sage Flattened Chicken
Featuring LE14 California Trio Blanca

Limited Edition 2012 Wine & Food Pairings
Featuring Selection Limited Edition 2012

Maple Soy Salmon with Green Pea Puree
Featuring LE2013 Pacific Quartet

Marinated & Grilled Flank Steak with Blue Café de Paris Butter
Featuring Selection Limited Edition Washington Meritage

Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting
Featuring Selection Original Merlot

Mediterranean White Bean Salad
Featuring Limited Edition Spanish Matador Trio Red

Mushroom Crostini
Featuring World Vineyard The Candidate Red

Orange Date Squares
Featuring Spéciale Red Velvet Port

Pan Roasted Digby Scallop, Jewel Yam Purée, White Truffle Oil & Salsa Verde
Featuring Selection Limited Edition South African Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon

Pan Seared Cod with Fresh Tomato & Olive Salad
Featuring LE2013 Oregon Pinot Noir

Pancetta & Egg Pasta
Featuring World Vineyard Italian Pinot Grigio

Parmesan Tilapia
Featuring Eclipse Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Unoaked Chardonnay

Pasta with Grated Beets
Featuring Malbec

Peach & Blueberry Cobbler
Featuring Selection Limited Edition German Traminer Spätlese

Picnic Lunch With Vintners Reserve Merlot
Featuring Vintners Reserve Merlot

Pita Pizza
Featuring Selection Limited Edition Italian Primitivo

Pork with Rhubarb Sauce
Featuring Dry to Off-Dry Rosé

Portobello Tomato Basil Pasta
Featuring Pinot Noir

Potato, Mushroom & Leek Pizza
Featuring Eclipse Bravado from Tuscany, Italy

Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank w/Creamy Polenta
Featuring LE14 Italian Super Tuscan

Rib Eye With Grilled Caponata Salad
Featuring LE17 Italian Negroamaro

Rib-Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter
Featuring Eclipse Forza from Veneto, Italy & Selection Italian Amarone

Ruby Rigatoni Bolognese
Featuring LE17 Australian Petit Ruby Cabernet

Salt & Pepper Calamari
Featuring Twisted Mist

Selection Limited Edition Mushroom Tarts
Featuring Selection Limited Edition Australian Shiraz/Viognier

Simple Summer Salad
Featuring Island Mist Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc

Smoked Salmon Rolls
Featuring Selection Limited Edition Austrian Grüner Veltliner

Southwestern Pumpkin Hummus
Featuring Off-Dry Riesling

Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Featuring LE2013 South African Viognier Chenin Blanc Roussanne

Spicy Chicken Buddha Bowls
Featuring LE17 Spanish Milagro Blanco

Steakhouse Panzanella Salad
Featuring LE16 Washington Cabernet Franc

Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Dip
Featuring Off-Dry Rosé

Sweet Thai Glazed Shrimp Skewers
Featuring LE14 Mosel Valley Riesling

Thai Noodle Salad
Featuring Selection California Gewürztraminer

Traditional Argentinian Asado
Featuring Selection International Argentine Malbec with Grape Skins

Turkey Chili
Featuring Selection California Enigma

Turkey Piccata
Featuring LE16 Italian Vermentino

Ultimate Lamb Sandwich
Featuring LE2012 Argentine Malbec Bonarda

White Bean & Truffle Toast
Featuring LE2012 Washington Riesling Chenin Blanc

Wild Mushroom and Arugula Ragu
Featuring LE14 Triumph

Wild Mushroom Risotto
Featuring LE2012 Portuguese Aragones Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine and Mustard Braised Lamb
Featuring LE15 Australian Fourtitude