Monday, 9 December 2013


Christmas is here. In Kenya there will be a lot of barbequed meat in almost every home. It is vital for you to chose the best wine to celebrate this. If you plan to make turkey Barbera, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Gamay and Lambrusco will be a great accompaniment. If you plan to roast or grill beef Carbernet Franc, Cabarnet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Carmenere will do. Here are a few pointers about the various wines you can pair with your food for the day.

Wines to go with roast beef.
Carmenere is a medium-bodied wine Chilean wine similar in style to Cabernet Franc
Nero d’Avola is a full-bodied Sicilian wine that is sometimes compared to Cabernet Sauvignon .
Cabernet Franc is a wine that is herbaceous and medium bodied. Its red in colour and its famous in that its produced in Chinon in Loire Valley, France.
Aglianico is a wine that is high in tannins and is bold red. It is herbaceous and its from Southern Italy.
Tempranillo is a Spanish wine that’s great to pair with beef.
Sangiovese can also be substituted by Montalcino Rosso, Vino Nobile de Montepuliciano and, of Brunello di Montalcino.
Merlot is an outstanding cheaper alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon .
Cabernet Sauvignon The best blends are those from Argentina and Chile.


Wines to pair with Ham
Rosé Wine
Grenache or Garnacha Is fruity in taste and this is excellent with ham.
Côtes du Rhône Blends is actually a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. The 2010 vintage is great for this pairing. Champagne for New Years
Champagne would be ideal for new years.The following types would be great.
Cava Most Cava are dry and fruity since they lack brioche and butter.
Crémant is the name for sparkling wine from all the other French wine regions (excluding Champagne).Chardonnay would be a great option.
Metodo Classico
Reserve level Champagne is great for people who want that yeasty, bready style which is achieved from the aging. The 2002 and 2005 vintages are ideal.

You can also shop at The Kenya Wine shop for these amazing bargains.

Chateau Grand Monet Bordeaux 2012 for 995kshs.

If you are afraid of messing up and buying wine that wont go well with your dish, research online, ask your wine seller or drop me a comment.


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