We all like pie & we all like wine (except for weirdos) – but I’m not sure that people often think to pair the two. If you’re not pairing the two – you should start!
I don’t fancy myself a wine expert, nor a pie expert. But I do like to eat and drink them together… so here are a few recommendations:
1. 2008 Purple Hands Oregon Red Blend. My wife and I recently made a tasty Pork Roast Pot Pie. It’s super-easy – do a crock pot pork roast with potatoes, carrots, onion, a splash of red wine and whatever spices you like. Then, make a pie-crust (all butter preferably), mash up your pork roast and use it for the pie filling. Our friends were over for dinner that night, one of whom happens to be in wine sales, and she brought 2008 Purple Hands Oregon Red Blend. It complemented the pie beautifully, as it is fruity, but not overpowering. And as you know, fruit and pork play nicely.
2. Immortal Pie and Larder. I’ve yet to check them out, but I hear good things. They sell creative savory pies and they sell bottles of win in their “Larder”, which means pantry, basically. The pies are sold frozen, so you can take them home, along with a bottle of wine for a night in. I’m sure they’ll be able to recommend a great wine to complement whatever pie you choose. Immortal Pie and Larder – 8029 SE Stark Street, Portland.
3. Random Order Coffeehouse. Yes, they have coffee, and it’s awesome. But, they also have pie and wine. They typically offer three savory pies a day and a bevy of sweet pies. A good Pinot Noir would probably be excellent with either of the pies I had when I went – the Chipotle Pork Pie and Chocolate Cream Pie. Random Order Coffeehouse – 1800 NE Alberta, Portland.
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