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Easy Entertaining with Takeout & Wine Pairings

Couple in matching pajamas enjoying dinner and a glass of red wine. 

Picture this: It's the end of a long day, and the allure of a cozy night in with your favourite takeout is simply irresistible.  

Join us on a journey of easy entertaining, exploring the magic of complementary food and wine pairings and discovering local and award-winning wines to elevate your dining experience. Whether it's takeout Tuesday or foodie Friday, here are 3 scrumptious wine + takeout combinations to excite your guests and your taste buds: 

Thai & Riesling: A Symphony of Flavours 

Craving the bold flavours of Thai cuisine? Look no further than a crisp Riesling to complement the blend of spices. An off-dry Riesling, with dynamic tropical fruit flavours like pineapple and citrus, creates a perfect harmony with the complex Thai palate. The acidity and slight sweetness in this varietal act as the perfect counterbalance, cutting through the spice and enhancing the overall dining experience. 

Japanese & Pinot Grigio: A Sushi Affair

If your takeout of choice is lighter Japanese fare, like a delightful spread of sushi, consider pairing it with a refreshing Pinot Grigio. This dry white wine, characterized by signature citrus, melon, and peach flavours, boasts medium-high acidity that won’t be too overpowering for the dish. Instead, the wine will elevate your sushi experience, allowing the delicate fish to shine through beautifully!

Indian & Rosé or Shiraz: Spice Up Your Night

For intensely spiced Indian dishes, like chicken curry or pork vindaloo, opt for a fruity and slightly sweet wine served cold – the perfect match for the heat. Rosé fits the bill, offering a refreshing and crisp profile. If your feast includes milder meat curries or cream-based sauces, a delicate and medium-tannin red, like Shiraz, works wonderfully as a wine pairing option.

Shop Wine Rack for Your Perfect Wine Pairings

Couple cozied up, in matching plaid pajamas enjoying Open Cab-Merlot wine and a charcuterie board.

Make your next takeout night a memorable one by exploring the diverse world of Ontario wines at Wine Rack. Whether you're relishing in Thai cuisine paired with Riesling, savouring sushi alongside a Pinot Grigio, or indulging in the richness of Indian cuisine with a rosé or Shiraz, the possibilities are endless. 

At Wine Rack, your neighbourhood wine retailer in Ontario, you can explore a wide assortment of local and award-winning VQA wines. With both the convenience of in-store and online shopping, finding the perfect wine for your takeout night is a breeze, especially with select Wine Rack locations open late and even on long weekends. If you need a little help, our team of wine experts is there to guide you every step of the way.  

Cheers to the perfect fusion of easy entertaining, culinary favourites, and delicious local wines!  

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