With St Patrick’s Day just a few short days away many are planning a traditional Irish feast to share with friends and loved ones for the occasion. While Ireland is known for its beer there is no reason why you cannot serve a quality wine with a classic dish such as corned beef and cabbage.
While this classic dish of boiled meat with cabbage can be a challenge to pare wine with it is possible to come up with a perfect taste combination. Chefs need to consider the salty nature of the meat along with the earthy flavor of the cabbage when shopping for their wine. Most wine experts agree the wine will need to be slightly sweet with just a little touch of acidity to pare well with this meal.
While a white wine such as a Pinot Gris should pare well this will leave red wine lovers still shopping for the perfect combination. For those who love red wine a Beaujolais should pare up nicely with the meal. Hosts do need to remember to serve this wine with the proper wine decanter accessories and decanters to ensure the flavor of the wine is optimal for paring with this traditional meal.