DUTY ZERO by cdf Presents: Pairing Wines with Party Food
2024 is approaching, bringing a series of celebratory events. Of course, it is essential to prepare a range of party delicacies to enjoy the festive moments with family and friends or loved ones. Common dishes for the feast include oysters, steak, roast turkey, and more. However, choosing the right wine to accompany these delicacies has become a challenge for many. DUTY ZERO by cdf has prepared a series of whisky, champagne, and red wine pairing tips for you to indulge in a mouthwatering culinary experience. Why not try these pairings for your party?
【Oysters x Champagne】
Oysters and Champagne are a classic and exquisite pairing. We recommend Dom Pérignon P2 2004 Champagne and Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Champagne. The freshness, brininess, and minerality of oysters complement Champagne perfectly. The bubbles and acidity of Champagne enhance the sweet freshness of the oysters while balancing their saltiness. Additionally, it can also remove the fishy smell of oysters. Give this classic pairing a try!
This Champagne is a precious vintage that has been aged for over 15 years. It exudes enticing aromas of cocoa, mocha, baking, cream puffs, and honey. Its texture is smooth and it carries a fascinating mineral taste.
This Champagne is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes and undergoes a minimum of 4-5 years of aging in the cold chalk cellars before disgorgement. It exudes rich citrus fruit aromas with a hint of toasted bread. The palate is refreshing, with notes of lemon and subtle mineral flavours.
【Roast Turkey x Whisky】
Roast turkey is an essential dish for the Christmas feast. We recommend Ballantine's 12YO Blended Scotch Whisky and The Macallan Colour Collection 15YO Whisky. The smoky and woody aromas of whisky can enhance the flavour of roast turkey while balancing its greasiness, making it even more delicious. This pairing also brings rich layers to the chicken meat, to increase taste enjoyment.
This whisky is a blend of up to 40 single malt and grain whiskies, each aged for over 12 years. It exudes a rich honey aroma with captivating hints of sherry and oak. The palate is smooth and velvety, offering a taste that is rich and multi-layered, combining fruity notes, honey, and oak flavours. The finish is long-lasting with a subtle touch of saltiness.
The Macallan Colour Collection celebrates Macallan’s commitment to natural colour and sherry casks maturation. This whisky has been aged for a remarkable 15 years, showcasing its unique flavours through the influence of both American and European oak casks. It exudes aromas of vanilla toffee, honeyed orange peel, and offers a taste of sweet citrus pastry and rich vanilla cream.
【Steak x Red Wine】
Another common dish in the Christmas feast is steak, which pairs wonderfully with red wine. We recommend Penfolds Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 and Domaines Barons De Rothschild Lafite Les Légende R Pauillac. The tannins of red wine can neutralise the greasiness of the steak, while the intense fruity flavours complement the smoky and meaty characteristics of the steak, providing you with an exquisite culinary experience!
This red wine is matured in French oak barrels and exudes an enticing and sweet aroma, including notes of black forest cake, rich black cherry jam, and dark chocolate. It has a smooth texture with flavours of chocolate and almonds, accompanied by cedar and spice aromas from the oak barrels.
This red wine is produced from the vineyards owned by the Rothschild family, showcasing their exceptional winemaking tradition and commitment to quality. It exudes aromas of blackberries, plums, and other fruits. It has a full-bodied palate, with a refreshing and captivating finish, and flavours of mint and spices.
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Visit DUTY ZERO by cdf airport stores or HKairportShop.com now to choose from a selection of over 500 premium wines, whiskies, champagnes, cognacs, and other liquors. Whether you're a wine aficionado or a fan of fine spirits, there's something for everyone. It’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy them with friends and family, or to purchase as gifts for loved ones.
We hope you enjoy your time in Hong Kong and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to explore the world of wines and the culinary delights that accompany them! It's always a good idea to experiment and discover your own favourite combinations.