Wine pairing with Foie Gras

The luxurious, buttery quality of foie gras calls for pairing with a good quality vintage wine, whether white, red or Champagne. In general, you should avoid young or very light-bodied wines. But, most importantly, the wine that usually works best is a wine that you really like.

The classic pairing with foie gras is Sauternes; however, there are many wonderful alternatives. The method of preparation and ingredients used in your recipe will give you clues about which wines to serve.

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For example, when foie gras is prepared with fruit, a wine that does not fight with the acidity of the fruit is best. Sauternes or another sweet wine balances out the acidity of the fruit with the sweetness of the wine. For a rich, creamy or spicy preparation, champagne is usually a good choice. Champagne is particularly nice with spicy foods. Savory and richly textured foie gras dishes pair nicely with heavier bodied wines such as Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon.

If the foie gras is served as an appetizer, you may want to try a good vintage Champagne, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, or even a medium bodied red. Sweet wines like Sauternes may also work well as long as the level of sweetness does not interfere with the next course.

When serving foie gras as an entrÈe, and always depending on the recipe, the wines mentioned above will be a good match, as would Pinot Noir, Merlot, or Cabernet Sauvignon. The reds are especially nice if the recipe is served hot. Here again, a good Champagne, Sauternes or other sweet wine will do fine, always considering your wine preferences.

Among the best sweet wines, the legendary “liquid gold” Chateau D‚Yquem, is unique in its class. But a Chateau Coutet or Lafaurie from Sauternes or Barsac is also wonderful, and much more affordable. From the same region of France is Montbazillac, or Jurancon, two less expensive alternatives to Sauternes. Muscat, Port and the great California late harvest wines will also complement foie gras.

You may also want to try the best wines from Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, or Australia. Be adventurous; wine tasting is fun.

Fine wine resources
If you are unable to locate the vintage or hard-to-find wines that you desire, there are many on-line purveyors of fine wines.

For an incredible selection of Sauternes (almost 70 total wines of different vintages from about 19 producers), Champagnes, and other imported and domestic wines, try Premier Cru is an upscale wine shop in Emeryville, California. Their service is superb, and the selection of Sauternes is unbeatable. The wines may be ordered on-line and shipped to any state permitting wine to be shipped.

Taylor & Norton Wine Merchants,, based in Sonoma, the heart of California’s wine country, carries not only the finest California wines, but also fine and rare wines from around the world. Taylor and Norton offers about 20 Sauternes and 30 Champagnes.

Though you won’t find as many choices for Sauternes, is one of the largest on-line wine stores in the world, carrying over 14,000 fine wines.

Are these articles useful for enhancing your wine and dine experience in the Philippines.  Do they also help you with travel, leisure, vacation, dining out, nightlife and other leisure activities plans in Philippines?  Yats Restaurant hopes to provide you with ample information so you can plan your trips to Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone whether you are travelling from Manila or other Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia or Korea.

Restaurant reservations in Philippines, planning of menu, selection of wine for dinner and booking a private function and event in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone can all be handled.  Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar has been regarded by many to be the premier restaurant north of Manila Philippines.  Its 3000-line award-winning restaurant wine list has kept many wine lovers happy dining in this restaurant in Angeles City Clark Philippines for over a decade.

Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar was built by Hong Kong-based Yats International in 2000 to provide a world-class fine dining restaurant, business meeting facilities and venues for private dinners and functions in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone.  Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines was selected for this restaurant because of safety, clean air, absence of traffic and proximity to Manila and Subic.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines?  Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa.  After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left.  Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.


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