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Dear Danny Boy, March 14, 2014

My grandmother was a Brophy, so I'm 100% Irish this weekend. There's no better reason than St. Patrick's Day to be drinkin' the green this weekend.

Wines with fresh, herbal aromas, like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, pair so well with vegetarian dishes. It's actually easy being green if you follow these quick wine pairing tips.

Tomorrow's wine picks also has some terrific white wines as well as red wines that can work well with these dishes, such as pinot noir, merlot and gamay.

Here's your shopping list showing you the closest stores that have these wines.

I've launched a new section on the site where you can choose any food Category from the drop-down, like best vegetarian dish wines, and find wines in stores now to add to your custom shopping list with one click.

There are more than 30 categories, from grilled chicken wines to spicy dish wines. Have fun and experiment. 

Enjoy your weekend, and may the road rise up to meet you and the wind be on your back as you head to the liquor store!


P.S. The Irish in me loves a good donnybrook, so to get this barroom brawl rolling, I've written a piece on whether women are better wine tasters than men. Comments anyone?  ;)


Wines of the Week
Here are all my  Best Value and Top Rated red, white, sparkling, rosé and dessert wines. This text wine shopping list shows the number of bottles for each wine in your closest liquor stores. More »

Wine Pairing of the Week
This Asparagus and Brie Tartlets Recipe is perfect for St. Patrick's Day, with you're Irish or honorary Irish.

Pair it with a Riesling or Merlot that I've recommended. Here's the recipe ...  More »

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Dave Loan, owner of the much-respected Ottawa vegetarian restaurant, Zen Kitchen, shares his tips on pairing wine and vegetarian dishes in the video below.




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