In this video we pair wine with 4 types of cheese: triple cream brie, goat cheese or chèvre, apple wood-smoked cheddar and blue cheese. I’ve selected four different styles of wine, but the fun is in mixing and matching to find new combinations.
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The 2010 Carmen Reserva Chardonnay wins the Best Brie Wine award! It’s caramel, toffee depths are a perfect backdrop for such a rich cheese. The green apple and citrus notes give the wine a mouth-watering vibrancy. Top me up! Pair with: lobster in butter, rich pasta dishes, lemon chicken. Drink: 2010-2013. 235663 12% D $10.00 Score: 87/100.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from one of the leading producers. This half bottle size is perfect for nights own your own. Lemon and lime zest brighten the heart of this wine and any day. Pair with: seafood, salads, veggie-based finger foods. Drink: 2012-2015. 160085 13% XD 375 mL $9.95 Score: 90/100
Stunning quality and taste for the money! Plush dark berries and plums with nicely integrated oak. Good acidity makes this a terrific wine for food: it’ll literally whet your appetite. I can’t think of a better party wine, whether it’s a large gathering or a smaller dinner party. Pair with: meat dishes, game, barbecued or grilled meats. Drink: 2010-2014. 177451 14% D 750 mL $14.95 Score: 88/100.
Quinta De Ventozelo Reserva Tawny Port, D.O.C., Douro, Portugal
Toffeed nose with toasted almond richness. Wonderful after-dinner drink, especially by a blazing fire. Pair with creme caramel, biscoti or angelfood cake. Highly recommended. Pair with: roasted nuts, blue-veined cheeses. Drink: 2013-2020. 297796 20% S 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100.
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