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Have a wine and beer popsicle pairing party this Labor Day weekend (Part II)

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Thanks for coming back! To continue discussing what you need to know to throw a wine and beer popsicle Labor Day party it's time to discuss wines and what pairs well. Wine is well know for being served with cheese, fruits and chocolates but with the heat of the summer the cheese will just get smellier than it already is and chocolate will just make a melted mess. When paired with these fruit popsicles its a refreshing delight.

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Red Wine:

  • Shiraz/Syrah: Cherries

  • Merlot: Bananas and blueberries

  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Peaches and apples

  • Malbec/Bordeaux: Pears and plums

  • Beaujolais: Peaches and apricots

  • Pinot Noir: Strawberries, apples, mangoes and cherries

  • Zinfandel: Strawberries and blackberries

  • Tempranillo: Blackberries and plums

  • Sauternes: Bananas

  • Madeira: Bananas

  • Port: Melons

White Wines:

  • Chardonnay: Apples, pears, peaches, strawberries and mangoes

  • Sauvignon Blanc: Bananas and mangoes

  • Viognier: Apricots

  • Moscato: Blueberries, melons, blackberries and cherries

  • Pinot Grigio: Apples, pears and plums

  • Gewürztraminer: Bananas

  • Riesling: Peaches

  • Pinot Gris: Mangoes

  • Prosecco: Strawberries and blueberries

  • White Zinfandel: Apples, pears and strawberries

  • Asti Spumante: Apples. Pears, peaches and blueberries

  • Champagne: Melons, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries

Extensive list isn't it? You were forewarned! To make things easier choose a few beers and wines to serve (you can ask your friends to bring these if you like) while you concentrate on the fruit popsicles. Choose beverages that share similar fruity families for a more cohesive affair. For example you could choose to serve three varieties of beers like Stout, Pilsner and Oktoberfest and three wine varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Champagne. All six of these share similar fruit families so you can mix and match your fruity popsicles.

Next up; Part III: popsicle recipes! If you missed the beginning of this series just click here to go back to part I.

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