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St. Patrick's Day for Wine Lovers

Updated: Mar 8, 2021

We know, St. Patrick's Day is traditionally celebrated with green beer, Guinness, Corned Beef, Red Potatoes, and Soda Bread but what if we told you there's plenty of room for some incredible wine pairings too?? That's right, we've found the perfect wine pairings for all of your St. Patrick's Day favorites!

First, there's the food.

A staple of any St. Patrick's Day celebration, melt-in-your-mouth corned beef is not only delicious and irresistible, but also can but turned into the perfect slow cooker meal - and I mean, who doesn't love a good slow cooker meal? I know with our busy schedules, I love any excuse to break out our crockpot, instapot, anything that doesn't require a ton of effort.

We found the perfect recipe from The Hungry Bluebird, for Corned Beef, Cabbage and Red Potatoes!

Don't forget the Soda Bread!

Some might argue it's the best part of this traditional meal!

Image Credit: Kelly, The Hungry Bluebird (2019)

Check out a slow cooker version, or instapot version of the Corned Beef recipe.

Then, there's the beer? NOPE! We're drinking wine!

What wines pair with these St. Patrick's Day Favorites?

These Complexity Favorites are sure to complement your traditional St. Patrick's Day meal and kick off your celebrations! After one sip of these incredible wines, your friends might be putting down those beers and asking for some too! Who says wine lovers can't have fun on St. Patrick's Day??

The salty, fatty, yumminess of corned beef with its bay leaf and peppercorn flavoring pairs incredibly with a fruity red like our Sculpterra Pinot Noir or Vino Vargas Zinfandel. For a white option, try the Bernard Griffin, Dry Reisling or Villa San Juliette Sauvignon Blanc.

Here's a little more about each wine:

Sculpterra Pinot Noir

Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles is a lovely winery complete with a sculpture garden in which each sculpture is featured as artwork on their bottles. The winemaker, Paul Frankel, is an absolute gem who we have absolutely fallen head over heels for. If you haven't visited them yet, it's a definite must-go on our list of Paso wineries. The 2018 vintage is aromatic with cherries and earthiness with a creamy acidity and smooth finish with a dash of minerality. Aside from being one of our top sellers, it's also a house favorite and we always have this open for family dinners and get-togethers.