6 hot tips for selecting wine for your wedding

Next to the ceremony itself, the wedding meal is possibly the most important part of the overall wedding celebration, and there is nothing worse than finding that the synergy of your best-laid plans ruined by vinegar masquerading as wine! To help you overcome potential disaster, we have compiled a list of hot tips for making a successful beverage selection.  

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Tagliatelle marinara with light creamy mustard sauce & chives

This is a beautiful luxurious delicate pasta dish that won’t leave you feeling over full that is one of our favourite dishes to make at home. It’s important to keep the sauce of this recipe light and creamy in texture, so that it doesn’t overwhelm the wine. The tagliatelle is effective at holding the sauce and wrapping it around the seafood as you eat.  

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Mini chicken empanadas with three cheeses & spring onion

Empanadas are one of the fondest food memories I have from my first visit to Chile with David. Empanadas are even more of an institution in Chile than a pie is for Australians. A wide variety of fillings are available with a meat mixture, ‘pino’, being the most popular. However, our recipe is a less typical melt-in-the-mouth three-cheese and onion combo. Mini empanadas are great because they are ideal finger food for when you’re entertaining and they are also filling.

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Our 5 principles of food and wine pairing

We all know that carefully choosing which food and wine should go together is important, but do you know why? We have determined that there are five key principles when combining food and wine: cleansing, complementing, paralleling, counter- balancing and enhancing. Considering these options will help you understand why you are matching food and wine in the first place and also give you a basis to know if your matching is successful.

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