Good wine deserves good food. We partnered with our friend, and food blogger, AGirlInTheSouth, to create a perfect pairing for New Year’s Day.
According to tradition, New Year’s Day supper will bring you good fortune in the year to come. There are a variety of foods that are believed to be lucky and improve the odds that next year will be a great one ~ including grapes!
AGirlInTheSouth put together a tasty New Year’s Day menu that is sure to bring luck your way. We selected some of our favorite grapes to pair with it to make a very fortunate feast!
Pork with Apple and Onion Confit
Shaved roasted brussel sprouts
Latkes (sour cream on the side)
Dessert ~ chocolate cupcakes
A nice white wine pairs best with this lineup. We recommended going with a Gewurztraminer, Riesling, or Viognier. Here are a few of our favorites, all of which can be found at larger wine shops, such as BevMo and Specs:
Gewurztraminer: Handley Cellars ($18) - Dry wine with flavors of grapefruit, vanilla, and lychee
Riesling: Chateau Ste Michelle ($10) - Off-dry, sweet lime and peach character with subtle mineral notes
Viognier: Anglim ($25) - Fruit-forward, with fragrant ripe melon and white peach
If white wine really isn’t your thing, or you want to offer a red option for your guests, with this meal we suggested a fruitier pinot noir. Wild Horse makes a very food friendly pinot noir ($20). It is a fruitier, California style pinot that has flavors of cherry, pomegranate, and cola.
Pair a port or a muscat (especially black/orange) to wash down the chocolate cupcakes. One of my favorite ports is Heitz Cellars Ink Grade Port ($35 for 750ml bottle). This is a traditional Portuguese style port, and is simply delicious!
Wishing you all good food, good wine, and good fortune in 2012!