Wine and Food Pairing


Scientific research suggests that certain wine and food pairings actually improve the lingering taste of food in your mouth.

As Christmas dinners draw near, get help choosing tasty wines that complement your favourite cuts of meat and seafood or which wines are just great to bring along to the party.

During Salut a few weeks ago, I was able to taste the wines BETCO Premier Ltd. had to offer, paired with an array of chicken, salmon bites, sausage and shrimp. BETCO poured at The Regency Bar & Lounge at The Terra Nova and Bin26 at Devon House.

Both events were a success but at Bin26, Best Dressed Foods Ltd. joined BETCO for the marketing opportunity and as food was pushed out quickly, the sequential order of pairing with the wines was mixed up. However, due to the exemplary culinary talents of Chef Celeste Gordon and her team coupled with continuous strikes of fine wine to the palate, the sequential order of wine pairing was overlooked by many of the guests.

Some of the pairings you could try are as follows:-


Cupcake Merlot – poultry, red meat, pork, pastas, salads

Merlot is fairly versatile when it comes to food pairing, it can handle them all well!

Cupcake Pinot Noir – Jerk Sausage & blue cheese (Try making a nice crostini appetizer)


Cupcake Riesling – Spiced shrimp

Cupcake Chardonnay – Smoked salmon & caviar cream cheese

Celebratory and Modern Blends/Sparkling Wines for the dinner parties

Caposaldo Sweet Moscato

~ 1/2 the alcoholic content of most white wines; Enjoy with any fruit dessert

Cupcake Moscato D’Asti

Consists of hints of bright fruit flavours including peach, tropical fruits and lychee

Cupcake Red Velvet

Blended red wine; Combination of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah


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