For those of you who work with Bounty Hunter to assist with your gustatory adventures on a regular basis, it won’t come as a surprise that our wine scouts are well-versed in the art of food and wine pairing. But showing you firsthand is another matter! We asked three of our scouts to assemble some dynamite, delivery-inclusive packs for you to enjoy, and they have also taken a moment to recommend the ultimate pairings for each of the wines they chose.
Senior Wine Scout Since 2003: Sam Miller
From time to time, a customer challenges me to put together a sampler case that will please a variety of tastes among friends and family, and use my background as a chef to recommend wines that will absolutely shine with a variety of dishes and settings. This particular combination was a huge hit, so we decided to reproduce it for your own pleasure!
Wine Scout: Paige LaBue
Are you ready for a change, maybe a break from the usual varietal suspects? This little grand tour of “less-traveled” growing regions has been a hit with my clientele. Don’t hesitate to call me to talk about some terrific pairings to try with each of these fruit-driven, sumptuous reds!
Wine Scout Zac Melendrez
“This is a selection of personal favorites I’ve been satisfying many of my clients with lately. These are wines with an “old world” sensibility. The stuff that me and my sommelier buddies geek out on. Instead of a wine that only tastes like fruit, these wines offer a wide range of flavors that include earthen spice and mineral undertones. The fruit is by no means absent, just speaking at a lower volume. Think seductive and savory, opposed to generous and sweet. These are Bottles that are wonderful to open and enjoy on any given day, even when food is not involved. But, when the food is the focal point, your options are endless! The “old world” style of winemaking means lower alcohol and a subtlety/nuance that you just don’t get with 15% alcohol fruit bombs. The restraint these wines possess allow for the flavors of the food to voice themselves. You’ll never have to worry about the wine overpowering the food. This is one of the most important things to consider when it comes to pairing food and wine.
Happy browsing, and try not to get too hungry!