6 Food Pairings – Wines and Spirits

Updated on Feb 2, 2021

To accompany your meals, choose a fine bottle among our Eastern Townships wine and spirit selections. Here are some of our suggestions along with a list of excellent local products to accompany our choices. A toast! To your health!

L’Orpailleur Blanc, L’Orpailleur Vineyard

Dry and light, this white wine is characterized by its hints of citrus and white flowers. A versatile wine to accompany your seafood meals. The recipient of several competition awards, this wine can also be enjoyed as an aperitif!

Our suggestions: Barbecue grilled trout filets from the Ferme piscicole des Bobines or shrimp skewers are both amazing dishes when accompanied by this fine white wine. For a truly out of the ordinary meal, try with a savoury marinated rabbit, grilled on your barbecue.

SAQ code : 704221 | Price : $16

Réserve XP, Léon Courville Vigneron

This red wine is perpetually changing. Réserve XP from Léon Courville’s vineyard doesn’t have its own specific vintage, as each version results from blending several vintages. Its fruity hints of plums and figs will delight you.

Our suggestions: Be inspired by organic Highland meat from Au Diable Vert. You’ll discover the most succulent, tender and tasty meat. Truly a must to be savoured with a glass of Réserve XP red wine. Easy to cook, Brome Lake duck breasts can be grilled, pan-fried, roasted, braised, or made into confit. Indeed, several dish ideas are possible.Add a fruit-based sauce and a bottle of Réserve XP red wine to totally delight your taste buds.

SAQ code : 12685975 | Price : $29.95

Le Plan du Week-End, Vignoble de la Bauge

Le Plan du Week-End is primarily crafted from the Frontenac Noir grape, complemented by a wine made from all three Frontenac (white, gray, and noir). With a lively acidity, this red wine presents aromas of floral notes, small red fruits, and pomegranate.

Our suggestion: This is an excellent wine for accompanying terrines and charcuteries. We recommend you try it with the amazing products offered by Les Gars de Saucisse.

SAQ code : 15172067 | Price : $27.50

Fire Cider, l’UNION LIBRE cidre & vin

Tickle your taste buds with the UNION LIBRE cidre & vin’s fire cider. Fire Cider is made by fermenting apple must, concentrated by heating it. This method gives it slight hints of spice and acidity.

Our suggestion: This cider is perfect for accompanying Charcuterie Scotstown’s specialty cuts. The sweetness aspect of ice cider and the saltiness of charcuterie meats go well together and will delight your taste buds.

SAQ code : 12118559 | Price : $24.95

Ice Cider, Domaine Pinnacle

Savour Domaine Pinnacle’s Ice Cider as a digestif, along with a platter of different cheeses or enjoy it with a nut-based dessert. This cider is well balanced in terms of sweetness and acidity, which keeps it from being too sweet and gives it a smooth finish.

Our suggestion: This ice cider is delicious with Hatley Road cheese, a mild cheese from Fromagerie La Station or with Bleu Bénédictin blue cheese from the Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac.

SAQ code: 734269 | Price : $23.55

Sélection Blanc des Blancs, Le Cep d’Argent

A sparkling, golden, very dry wine, developed and fermented the traditional way, according to the rules of the art for making this type of wine, crafted by our vintner, who hails from the French region of Champagne. Served chilled, its first pour is smooth and light, with delicate, long-lasting bubbles.

Our suggestions: This sparkling wine is ideal for marking a special event, such as … the eventual end of our confinement perhaps?! Perfect as an aperitif, with poached fish or goat cheese, like the one you’ll find at Fromagerie Les Broussailles, or yet again the one offered by Domaine de Courval.

Price : $28.70

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