Wine Pairing: Corned Beef and Cabbage

st patrick green wine illustration B Do you really need to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the liquid abomination of green beer?

You bet your lucky stars, no! “Green wine” can be magically delicious.

No, I’m not talking about wine that’s the colour green, but rather about wine that has green aromas and flavours such as lime, peas, asparagus (stay with me), green apple and herbaceous notes.

These zesty wines dance a jig with corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie and colcannon (mashed potatoes and green cabbage).

When I think of ‘green’ wines, those that come to mind are zippy whites with herbal notes such as New Zealand sauvignon blanc, Italian verdicchio and Austrian gruner veltliner.

They all have enough mouthwatering acidity to stand up to traditional pub dishes.

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