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Food Pairing:Dessert

by Traci Gates | November 29, 2018
Christmas Dessert Wine Pairing In this year’s Wines Direct Christmas Brochure, top chefs and influencers in the Irish food scene shared their much-loved Christmas dishes, paired with some of our favourite festive wines. This week we reveal their cherished and delectable recipes. Whether you are the head chef or kitchen porter at home, we hope you […]
by Traci Gates | October 31, 2018
Sparkling Wine & Pastry Pairing with The Great British Bakeoff   On your marks, get set, BAKE! What is it about a drone’s eye view of a baking competition tent in the hills of the English countryside that has us so transfixed? Is it the charming set with its retro duck egg blue and sage […]
by Laura Daly | June 8, 2018
Rosé Wine & Roast Chicken Discover Jette Virdi’s Roast Chicken paired with a Rosé wine from Domaine Bergerie de L’Hortus. Walking into a kitchen where a chicken has slowly been roasting away in the oven, is probably the closest to heaven we have on earth. Everyone has their own way of roasting the chicken, and […]
by Sam Logan | December 19, 2017
Everything that’s good to eat is a little better with the right wine. The best thing I can wish you this Christmas is that you enjoy your food and drink as much as I will enjoy mine. And in that spirit, I’m going to suggest a few less than obvious combinations. Christmas really begins once the […]
by Sam Logan | December 13, 2017
Today we make the last visit to the vines before Christmas. We’re stopping by Bordeaux to find out how our favourite Bordelais winemakers celebrate Christmas. There’s oysters, apple pie and a lovely tradition with the company that makes the barrels Chateau Hautes Segottes is aged in.   Chateau Thieuley In the Courselle ‘s family, we […]
by Sam Logan | December 11, 2017
In the southern hemisphere, Christmas happens right in the middle of summer. A white Christmas does sound picturesque, but a Christmas BBQ in shorts by the pool sounds way better to me! From barbequed lobster to “monkey’s tail eggnog, not forgetting the amazing Carmenere and Malbec wines, it all sounds fantastic. I think my future […]
by Sam Logan | December 5, 2017
Christmases in other countries can be very different from the traditions we’re used to. Even somewhere as nearby as Italy has a really diverse and completely original way of celebrating the festivities. We spoke to 2 of our Italian wineries, Balestri Valda and Bidoli Vini, about what they usually do and how they’ll be spending […]