Leek and Potato Soup is a delicious Irish classic. It’s creamy, savoury and satisfying, and pairs well with La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Chardonnay grapes from California’s Sonoma Coast are lighter and leaner due to the cooler climate. This gives the wine a creaminess that matches the soup and refreshing acidity that balances its richness.
Irish Beef Stew with hearty beef, carrots, and herbs is uncharacteristically deep and complex for cuisine that tends to favour simpler flavours and cooking processes. La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir has bright berry notes to contrast the thyme and Worcestershire flavours of the stew. It also brings an earthiness to complement the root vegetables, allowing for a cohesion of flavour.
Colcannon are mashed potatoes reimagined, they are extremely creamy, and herb-driven with chive and earthy greens like kale or cabbage. Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay has a balanced acidity that compliments the richness of the potatoes and the sharpness of the kale, while the citrus flavours add a refreshing contrast to this buttery Irish staple.