This spring we couldn’t have been more pleased when our 2016/2017 Chardonnay blend was awarded a silver medal in the 2019 World Wide Championships. Tastings, an independent rating and review company for the beverage industry, gave our 2018 vintage an admirable rating of 86 points and noted it “highly impressive.”

Chardonnay happens to be one of the most diverse varietals of white wine for food pairings. With a wide variety of styles, this popular wine goes with all types of main dishes and appetizers. If you are interested in learning about food and wine pairings, this is a great wine to start with.

With a bit of guidance and some basic principles, discovering your favorite combinations can be enjoyable and a lot of fun. For instance, wine should have a comparable flavor intensity as the food. Red wines are often best paired with bold flavors such as beef, or even pork or chicken that is served with a strong flavored sauce. White wines pair best with meats that are lighter, such as fish or chicken. There are a many websites and good books on the subject, that will help you get started.

Start with your favorite wine, or choose your favorite recipe. Either way works fine.

Just for fun, here are some recipes that we like with Chardonnay. Enjoy!

Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Island Pork Tenderloin Salad

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