St. Patrick's Day is typically celebrated with parades, four-leaf clovers, and traditional Irish dishes paired with beer. But you can create a new St. Patrick's Day tradition: Match your favorite hearty holiday recipes with wine instead.
Here are our favorite St. Patrick's Day food and wine pairings:
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Paired with a Dry Riesling or a Honey-Kissed German Kabinett
Contrast the briny goodness of corned beef and cabbage with a fruit-forward bottle of wine.
Paired with Smoky, Spicy Shiraz
Mellow and filling, the bite of shiraz makes for a welcome contrast to this meat-forward dish.
Paired with Earthy, Fruit-Forward California Pinot Noir
Lamb and pinot noir traditionally go well together, so pairing them on St. Patrick's Day makes perfect food and wine sense.
Irish Soda Bread
Paired with Light, Fruity, Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs
The flavor-forward currants and caraway seeds take center stage with a textural contrast of sparkling wine.