Canada has earned a reputation as one of the most in-demand wine markets in the world. In fact, the country has an annual still wine consumption of over 470 million liters, according to a 2019 report. Wine is usually the drink of choice whenever Canadian women choose to have a fun night out and they often pair it with cheese and trendy food items. To give you more options for your next wine pairing session with the ladies, here are a couple increasingly popular wine and food trends you can follow.
Wine And Tea Party
Tea parties have been around for a long time. It used to be a traditional afternoon activity in the UK enjoyed by royalty and commoners alike. In recent years, the traditional afternoon tea drinking sessions have reached different parts of the world. It also becomes a favorite bridal shower theme. Yet aside from serving teas during this dainty parties, women also opted to serve sparkling wines to go with their delicate sandwiches, cakes, and other pastries.
Champagne is always the go-to wine during these occasions. But you can also serve other sparkling wines like the Ninth Island Tasmania Rose NV. For more unique combinations, you can also serve a wine and tea infusion for your guests to add more fun during your tea party. You can choose a full-bodied red wine like Cabernet Shiraz with your favorite black tea.
Meatless Wine and Dine
It is long believed that wine is best paired with meat. But because of the rising interest in veganism in 2019, a quarter of Americans aged 25 to 34 turned vegan or vegetarians. Yet it does not mean that they could no longer enjoy drinking their preferred bottle of wine with their veggie dish. If you plan to serve earthy veggies like mushrooms, lentils, or sweet potatoes, you can pair them with rose or light red wines like Yellow Tail Shiraz. Corn also pairs well with Chardonnay, while beets taste well with either dry or sweet Riesling.
Even vegetables with complex flavors also have a corresponding wine match. An example of this is the asparagus, which you can eat with Sancerre or the Gruner Veltliner. You may also pair roasted Brussels sprouts with a dry Chenin Blanc or a Sauvignon Blanc.
These are just two of the most interesting wine and food pairing trends that you can try with the girls in 2020. Both may be unconventional ways to drink your favorite bottles of wine, yet it can allow you to learn new ways to enjoy your drink and refresh your palate. So for your next sessions with ladies, try out these upcoming wine and food pairing trends.