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Winter pies and their perfect wines

It’s not hard to find a great wine match for your favourite winter pie.
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Buttery, crumbly, crunchy, golden and oh-so delicious – yes, it’s pastry season!

Some people love the crisp air of winter and getting all rugged up, but even if you don’t like much about our coldest months, how could you not warm to the comforting tastes of a home-made pie? The culinary version of a toasty blanket by the fire, these winter-inspired pies – complete with sumptuous wine matches – will help you navigate the coldest of days and the darkest of winter nights in the most flavoursome of ways.

CHICKEN PIE

Chicken pies are best enjoyed with fuller white wine styles or light reds. Credit: Wine Selectors

The marriage of chicken and pastry is one of the classics and is always a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Chicken pies are best enjoyed with fuller white styles like a Chardonnay or on-trend Viognier. If you prefer red wines, we suggest choosing a lighter-style red like Pinot Noir.

The marriage of chicken and pastry is one of the classics and is always a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Chicken pies are best enjoyed with fuller white styles like a Chardonnay or on-trend Viognier. If you prefer red wines, we suggest choosing a lighter-style red like Pinot Noir. 

SHEPHERD’S PIE

A mid-weight red wine is an ideal match for a Shepherd’s pie. Credit: Wine Selectors

Whilst not technically a pie, shepherd’s pies are a gently textured and comforting family favourite, worthy of inclusion on any pie-lover’s menu and great enjoyed with a red like Tempranillo. Or, experiment a little with Barbera, GSM, Sangiovese – you can’t really go wrong.

CREAMY FISH PIE

Richer, textural wines are the way to go with a decadent fish pie. Credit: Wine Selectors

Rich, decadent and velvety, a pie of such substance and texture as a creamy fish pie is best matched with richer, more textural whites. Try an aged Riesling, but Chardonnay, Roussanne or Fiano also make great accompaniments.

CHUNKY BEEF, MUSHROOM AND RED WINE PIE

Richer, spicier reds are just perfect with a heaty beef, mushroom and red wine pie. Credit: Wine Selectors

Another firm favourite – but really, what pie isn’t – the combination of rich meat, pepper, earthy mushrooms and red wine makes richer, spicier reds like Shiraz an ideal choice for this classic winter pie. Alternatively, Durif, Mourvèdre, Malbec are also hard to beat.

There you have it – the best wine matches for your favourite winter pies. Now set your tastebuds to savour and settle in for a rustic feast that can’t be beat!

Looking for more winter food and wine inspiration? Head over to our friends at Wine Selectors.

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