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Pairings As Easy As Pie

Pairings As Easy As Pie

New Year, New Wines and Pies!

Could there be a more perfect union than wine and pie? The proper wine can turn a slice of pie into a transcendental experience. Pairing is key here as the wrong wine can overpower a sweet pie or just clash in the palate ruining both. Also, be careful with mixing lots of sugar and alcohol as there are rumors, not research, that an abundance of both can lead to quite the unpleasant hangover. But we assume you’re eating more than just pie and wine, so you should be fine. And if you are just eating pie and wine, we salute you.

So, without further ado, we present our 2020 wine and pie pairings that are sure to delight!

Apple Pie & Dry Marsala

America’s favorite pie is brought to life with this Sicilian dessert wine. With flavors of wild nuts, apricot, brown sugar, and vanilla it pairs wonderfully with the sweet cinnamon and fresh apple.

Chocolate Pecan Pie & Sherry

The harmony of this sherry’s sweet and nutty flavors of toffee and roasted nuts blends perfectly with the rich chocolate and pecans.

Key Lime Pie & Gruner Veltliner

Gruner Veltliner is a dry white wine almost exclusive to Austria. It’s clean, fresh flavors of have a hint of pepper and lime making it the perfect partner for a tangy Key Lime pie.

Chess Pie & Gewurztraminer

The energetic acidity of this refreshing and lightly spiced wine does a great job cutting through the heavy sweetness of the pie.

Cheesecake & Ice Wine  

Ice wine is made from grapes that have been frozen on the vine at around 20 degrees and pressed while still frozen providing for an exceptionally sweet, fruity concentrated dessert wine. Sure, you could top your cheesecake with fruit, but why would you do that when ice wine is fruit in a glass!?


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