As we approach St. Patrick’s Day, many of us are looking forward to indulging in traditional Irish dishes and raising a glass to celebrate. While many of us may immediately think of beer when we think of St. Patrick’s Day, wine can also be an excellent choice for those looking to switch it up. If you’re looking for the perfect wines to accompany your St. Patrick’s Day feast, look no further. Here are our top St. Patrick’s Day wine recommendations:
If you’re looking for a crisp, refreshing white wine to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day, we recommend Wilson Creek’s 2020 Pinot Grigio, for lighter fare like Irish soda bread or potato soup. This wine has a crisp and refreshing taste with notes of pear, melon, honeysuckle, and a hint of oak. The bright acidity and crisp dryness of the Pinot Grigio pairs perfectly with the saltiness of the soup and complements the bread.
When it comes to pairing wine with hearty meat dishes like corned beef and cabbage, we suggest reaching for our 2019 Petite Sirah. This wine boasts a rich and full-bodied flavor profile with notes of dark fruit and chocolate, making it the perfect complement to savory meat dishes. The tannins in this wine will help cut through the richness of the meat and balance out the flavors of the dish.
Peach Bellini Sparkling Wine
For a festive twist on your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, we recommend our Peach Bellini flavored sparkling wine. This wine is perfect for toasting on St. Patrick’s Day and has a light, effervescent quality that makes it a refreshing choice. This wine has a sweet and fruity taste with a hint of peach, making it a perfect match for Irish cream desserts or fruit salads. The effervescence of the sparkling wine will also help cut through the richness of these dishes.
In addition to enjoying great food and wine on St. Patrick’s Day, there are also plenty of fun activities to pair with your wine. Try hosting a wine tasting party with friends, complete with blind tastings and food pairings. Alternatively, take a stroll through a local vineyard or winery and enjoy a guided tour and tasting. Finally, consider hosting a St. Patrick’s Day-themed party, complete with festive decorations, Irish-inspired cuisine, and plenty of wine.
Overall, wine is a great addition to any St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Whether you’re enjoying a hearty meat dish or indulging in lighter fare, there’s a wine out there to enhance your dining experience. Come visit us at Wilson Creek Winery to pick up your perfect St. Patrick’s Day wines and raise a glass to the luck of the Irish. Sláinte!