Our Compass Pointe residents always tell us how much they love getting to know their neighbors! In the spirit of being social we wanted to encourage our residents to get to know their neighbors by hosting their own wine pairing events! Get in touch with friends, family, and neighbors to try something new! Here are some pairings we’ve suggested for you:
Riesling with Fresh Fruit: Select a Riesling that is drier than the typical US sweet varieties and pair it with a colorful plate of fresh fruits such as pineapple, strawberries, and red and green grapes.
Chenin Blanc with Stuffed Mushrooms: Find a medium-dry chenin blanc to complement the smooth flavors of goat cheese stuffed mushrooms. Mix the goat cheese with some roasted red pepper flakes, parsley, garlic, and salt for bolder flavor.
Chardonnay with Brie: Brie is such a delectable, creamy cheese. Plate it with options of light crackers, fig spread, and apple slices and serve with an oaked chardonnay.
Pinot Noir with Bacon Wrapped Scallops: Select a smooth pinot noir and serve it with plump sea scallops that have been wrapped in bacon and broiled. Pour a melted butter, garlic, and lemon mixture over the scallops and enjoy!
Sangiovese with Bruschetta: Prepare a plate of slightly spicy sundried tomato bruschetta and serve it with a relatively young sangiovese-based wine. The acidity in the sangiovese will balance the spices in the Italian appetizer.
Syrah with Mini Pork Kabobs: Grill up some mini pork kabobs with pineapple and green pepper to balance the powerful flavors of an earthy Syrah.
In addition to our ideas have some fun looking up pairing ideas of your own! We hope you take the time to expand your taste in wines and meet some new people in the weeks to come. Let us know if you host your own wine pairing event!