Wine Pairing for Roasted Brussel Sprouts

 Wine Pairing for #TasteofThursday Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Burrata and Chili Gastrique    Pairing Notes: Paired with Bobinett ‘Hanami’ 2013, from Loire Valley, France General Manager and Sommelier, Hao-Yang Wang suggests pairing the Roasted Brussels Sprout with Bobinett ‘Hanami’ 2013 from Loire Valley, France, noting: “The Hanami is 100% Cabernet Franc, though produced in a … Read moreWine Pairing for Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Wine Pairing #TasteofThursday Porchetta recipe

A wine pairing for Chef Alex Chen’s Porchetta #TasteofThursday recipe* I’d recommend pairing a Pinot Noir with Chef Alex Chen’s delicious Porchetta recipe. Pinot Noir is a versatile varietal, and a natural pairing for pork. It also happens to be one of my favourite varietals! Although I’m partial to Burgundy, some B.C. Pinot Noir is … Read moreWine Pairing #TasteofThursday Porchetta recipe

Vegetable Okonomiyaki wine pairing suggestion:

Chef Ron Shaw of Grapes & Soda  #TasteofThursday Vegetable Okonomiyaki recipe wine pairing suggestion – Hao-Yang Wang, Sommelier.   Pairing Notes: Paired with Soahc Riesling 2014 from BC, Canada General Manager and Sommelier, Hao-Yang Wang suggests pairing the Vegetable Okonomiyaki with Soahc Riesling 2014 from BC, Canada, noting: “The Soahc is off-dry, zesty and playful, with … Read moreVegetable Okonomiyaki wine pairing suggestion:

Wine Pairing for #TasteofThursday – @ryandavidlewis

Bartier Brothers Semillon 2013 – $22   One of the Okanagan’s more consistent and interesting wines, Bartier Brothers Semillon is always a favourite of mine. Complimentary herbal and citrus flavours, accompanied by exceptional acidity makes this wine a easy pairing with a wide range of dishes, but in this case it matches up well with … Read moreWine Pairing for #TasteofThursday – @ryandavidlewis

Wine pairing for #TasteofThursday Lobster Salad recipe

Our “in-house” sommelier Ryan Lewis has kindly sent us his suggestions for this great dish.   The obvious and possibly best match for a dish like this one would be Sauvignon Blanc, which pairs extremely well with each individual ingredient. A wine with high acidity is the key here as it will match up with … Read moreWine pairing for #TasteofThursday Lobster Salad recipe

Taste of Thursday wine pairing suggestions for Chef Ron Shaw’s Summer Pea Salad

Wine Pairing suggestion for Summer Pea Salad courtesy of Hao-Yang Wang   Our Summer Pea Salad at Grapes & Soda was inspired by the Sauvignon Blanc grape. In the restaurant, we pair it with the Clos Roche Sauvignon Blanc No. 5 Touraine ’12 — a natural and organic wine from Loire, France — however, there … Read moreTaste of Thursday wine pairing suggestions for Chef Ron Shaw’s Summer Pea Salad

#TasteofThursday Qualicum Bay Seared Scallops wine pairing suggestion

Wine pairing for Chef Castro Boateng’s Seared Qualicum Bay Scallops recipe For the scallop dish: Conventional wisdom would happily lead one to Chardonnay with a bit of oak to add weight, California would do nicely. But i’m going off the beaten track here and recommending a white Rhone blend. These wines can pair quite nicely … Read more#TasteofThursday Qualicum Bay Seared Scallops wine pairing suggestion

Wine Recommendation Taste of Thursday

This week, chef Taryn Wa, of Savoury Chef Foods has contributed a tasty dish for Taste of Thursday. Her roasted carrot salad is interesting when it comes to wine pairing as it contains many ingredients to consider. Usually most wine pairings, rightly or wrongly, focus on the protein in the meal – the ‘main’ whether … Read moreWine Recommendation Taste of Thursday

Wine Recommendation – Taste of Thursday

Grilled Scallops with Corn, Bacon and Red Pepper Ragout   In case you haven’t heard the good news, Chef Rob Feenie has joined My VanCity and contributes recipes for Taste of Thursday from time to time. This week’s recipe is Grilled Scallops with Corn, Bacon and Red Pepper Ragout. It sounds absolutely delicious doesn’t it? … Read moreWine Recommendation – Taste of Thursday

#Taste of Thursday wine pairing by Ryan Lewis

Wine pairing suggestions for #Taste of Thursday with Chef David Wong’s recipe this week.                 2013 Tantalus Riesling, Okanagan, BC – $24 – VQA Shops & Winery Direct Consistently one of the benchmarks for BC Riesling and a favourite of mine. Terrific blend of stone fruit, citrus and minerality, … Read more#Taste of Thursday wine pairing by Ryan Lewis