Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This just in: France's favourite wines apparently go with everything

I don't know if you've heard, but the economy is in pretty bad shape. Which means we're eating out less and drinking more, behind closed doors. But just because we're cutting down on restaurant face time, doesn't mean we can't turn take-out into a culinary experience. 
Enter the Burgundy Wine Board (BIVB) -- a group of French grape-growers, co-operative members and wine merchants, the BIVB is offering up tips for pairing take-out with affordable, top notch Burgundy wines. 
Here are some of its recommended appellations and food pairings:
Gourmet Pizza (delivery or take-out). Try a rich red that compliments the flavours of the meat:
Red wine - Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune or Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Nuits
White wine - Petit Chablis
Rose wine - Marsannay
Indian take-out. Try a red or white Burgundy to compliment a spicy rich curry:
Red wine - Volnay, Vosne-Romanee, Rully et 1ers Crus
White wine - Macon villages, Cotes de Beaune-Villages
Chinese take-out. Try a red or white Burgundy to complement your Chinese dish:
Red wine - Macon or Givry
White wine - Saint-Bris (the only wine in Burgundy made from the Sauvignon grape), Petit Chablis
Fried chicken (KFC or likewise). Try a red or rose which will nicely complement your fried food:
Red wine - Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune or Irancy
Rose wine - Bourgogne Rose
Sushi & Sashimi. Try a white Burgundy that will bring out the freshness of the fish:
White wine - Macon Villages, Mercurey, Montagny or Pernand-Vergelesses


Anonymous said...

I love that only gourmet pizza is good enough for French wine.

Amy said...

You know the French: They'll take a swipe at the Italians whenever possible.