Recommended White Wines
The following is a list of the wines that are recommended for this session. You will find bottles at the BC Liquor Store or private stores like Marquis Wine Cellars.
Veneto (yes to Soave Classico)
Garganega – Pieropan 2018 Soave Classico $30.34 | Marquis
Garganega – Tedeschi - Soave Classico – Capitel Tenda $21.99
Alto Adige & Friuli
Ribolla Gialla - Rocca Bernarda Friuli Colli $25.99
Pinot Bianco – J Hofstatter 2017 $31.99
Pinot Grigio – Wilhelm Walch Marat 2017 $31.21 | Marquis
Sardinia & Liguria
Vermentino di Sardegna - Argiolas - Costamolino $17.99
Vermentino Colli di Luni – Lunae Bosoni $24.99
Marche & Abruzzo
Abruzzo Pecorino – Barone di Valforte $17.99
Pecorino – Ciu Ciu 2016 Merlettaie $32.09 | Marquis
Verdicchio Classico Superiore - Umani Ronchi - Casal di Serra 2017 $17.99
Verdicchio die Castelli di Jesi Classico $23.39 | Marquis
Campania & Puglia
Bombino Bianco – Rivera Marese Castel del Monte $18.99
Greco di Tufo – Materoberardino – Mastro $22.99
Falanghina del Sannio – La Guardiense – Janare 2017 $18.99
hen pairing wine and cheese consider the lightness or richness of the wine along with flavours. Often white lights that suit fresh white fish also suit milder soft cheeses, allowing the acidity in the wine to balance the richness of the cheese. Here are a few recommendations. Please call Les Amis du Fromage or visit Bosa Foods and find your perfect pairing.
Falanghina - semi soft to soft cheeses like Mozzarella di Bufala
Verdicchio - with it's higher acidity and citrus notes suit a semi firm cheese with a nutty character. Consider Pecorino Romano to Mozzarella
Vermentino - hard to semi soft cheese like Fiore Sardo
When in Doubt - Order Take Out!
In British Columbia, a good way to support local restaurants affected by the closures is to order take out. For this pairing, dishes that come to mind include grilled scampi, prawns, grilled white fish, seared scallops and dishes that have sauces. Don't forget a good baguette with a charcuterie board can go a long way to happiness.
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