Thursday, March 17, 2011

Celebrate St. Patty's Day with Some Wine

True, true - St. Patrick's Day is the holiday for beer lovers!  But what about all those wine lovers out there or people who find drinking beer incredibly filling??  Well there's tons of solutions (believe it or not).  Some simple searches found lots of great ideas for St. Patty's Day wine, starting with the obvious:

1) Add green food coloring to a Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine!  The example below shows a glass of green Domaine Chandon sparkling wine:
(Photo from Google Images)

2) Make a St. Patty's Day wine cocktail!  Korbel features 4 St. Patty's Day Cocktails made with bubbly (Photos from Korbel's website):
Irish Kiss

Natural´ Mojita
(Natural' is the name of one of Korbel's Sparkling Wines)

St. Pat's Magic

Champagne Cocktail

3) Drink an Irish-based wine!  I bet you never thought these existed.  I actually found a cool online article by Today Food on the Irish influence in winemaking.  It's worth the read if you are interested.  This writer recommended wines with Irish roots including Cakebread, Mayacamas Vineyards, and Flora Springs of Napa Valley.  He also listed Concannon (of Livermore), and Owen Roe (in Oregon).  Other wines include Limerick Lane Cellars, Murphy-Goode Winery, and DuMol.

(Photo from Google Images)

(Photo from Owen Roe website)

(Photo from Google Images)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I could ever add food coloring to sparkling wine.