Could there be a more perfect union than wine and pie? The proper wine can turn a slice of pie into a transcendental experience. But pairing is key here as the wrong wine can overpower a sweet pie or completely clash in the palate, ruining both. But, we assume you’re eating more than just pie and wine, so you should be fine.
So, without further ado, we present some wine and pie pairings 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 splendidly with the rich chocolate and pecans; An indulgent combination, with a little overlap of flavors, sure to yield no left overs. The nutty flavors from both go great together.
Key Lime Pie & Gruner Veltiner
Gruner Veltliner is a dry white wine almost exclusive to Austria. Its clean, fresh flavors have a hint of pepper and lime, making it the ideal partner for a tangy key lime pie.
Chess Pie & Gewurztraminer
The energetic acidity of this refreshing and lightly spiced wine does a excellent job cutting through the heavy sweetness of this old-fashioned pie that uses cornmeal and vinegar as two of its distinguishable ingredients.
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?