We’re well on our way through autumn and, yup, winter will be here before we know it. Increasingly, comfort food becomes our go-to. For me, when it comes to familiar, tummy-warming, delicious meals for the season – it doesn’t get much better than fried chicken. In celebration of this week's free shipping deal, I've paired fried chicken dishes with three expertly crafted wines from Moraine Estate Winery in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley.
Over at Western Living magazine, Calgary chef Nicole Gomes of Cluck ‘N’ Cleaver offers some great tips for tackling the dish at home, including ways to avoid splatters and reusing your cooking oil. When you’re ready to go, fellow Calgarian Julie Van Rosendaal has an easy-to-follow buttermilk, paprika and garlic-spiked recipe for you.
Want to stray from tradition? Over at Bon Appetit, there’s a killer Korean Fried Chicken with Kimchi Yogurt recipe by Dale Talde of Talde in Brooklyn, while The Candid Appetite has a remarkably inspired take on the comfort food, whipping it up into a Fried Chicken, Bacon and Waffle Sandwich.
How ever you fix it up, one of the best things about fried chicken is that wine-wise, it pairs with almost anything, so our options are abundant when it comes to what we have offered here at My Wine Canada.
Since that’s the case, why enjoy this week’s opportunity to take advantage of FREE SHIPPING when you order a minimum of six wines from British Columbia’s Moraine Estate Winery (and you can mix up your selections, too)!
Winemaker Jacq Kemp crafts wines that reflect all of the terroir hallmarks of the Okanagan Valley. Natural acidity drives her 2015 Chardonnay to gleaming, tropical fruit-laden heights, while her penchant for elegance and nuance is in fine form with her 2014 Pinot Noir, which – in my opinion – is one of the best that Canada has to offer. It has intoxicating aromas of stewed cherries, smashed currants and a wisp of Tahitian vanilla bean, all of which swirl together with blackberry and ripe heirloom tomato notes on the palate. It has many layers to it, but is also ultra-juicy and quaffable, perfect for lapping up all of the salty goodness your fried chicken has to offer. Speaking of juiciness, Moraine’s 2014 Cliffhanger Red doubles down on it with its mix of Malbec and Merlot, adding a solid dash of dusty cocoa and espresso for a perfect, earthy undercurrent.
Start planning that dinner, and jump on this opportunity to get to know these wines! Click on the bottles below to add to your cart and get FREE SHIPPING all week long.
Kurtis Kolt is a Vancouver-based wine consultant, writer, competition judge and enthusiast. Track him down at KurtisKolt.com, or on Twitter and Instagram @KurtisKolt.