The next time you are snowed in, cozy up with these comfort food recipes paired with perfect wines.
These pairings are inspired by classic cassoulet recipes and Languedoc wines.
Cassoulet is a rustic dish, traditionally created to feed peasants after long days of work. But whether you are toiling in the outdoors or just toiling at the office, a slow cooked dish like cassoulet can really soothe the soul.
Legend has it that cassoulet originated in the Languedoc region, so naturally cassoulet and Languedoc wines are a perfect pair. The creamy white beans, meats, and spices are a delicious match with rich reds.
Chateau Ste. Eulalie Mingervois Plaisir d’Eulalie 2015 $14
This deep, rich red wine finishes with delicious spiciness that will only enhance the white bean dish. Let its earthy and licorice flavors bring new layers of taste to the cassoulet.
Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Reserve La Demoiselle 2015 $16
Full of ripe fruit flavors, this wine finishes with deep leather and smoke notes. With aromas of baking spics, its warmth and depth mirror the comforting flavors of a cassoulet.
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