What’s in your glass this St. Patrick’s Day?

I am a traditionalist when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day…slow cooked corned beef with a nice bay leaf or two, peppercorns, and pickling spices , simmering to perfection. Add lots of cabbage, boiled potatoes, and carrots…some fresh soda bread and voilà…dinner is served!

But wait… what is going into my glass?wine glass with shamrock

That delicious, salty-fatty goodness of the corned beef and it’s spices makes me think of either a light, fruity red- might I suggest a Grenache or a Beaujolais- or something from Alsace- pinot blanc or dry reisling.  No wine for you? Then try a crisp, heavily carbonated beer that would be a great foil for the heaviness of the corned beef and soda bread.

Whichever you  choose to tickle your taste buds with tonight, may you enjoy with a smile on your face, joy in your heart, and a bit of Irish luck dancing in your eyes!

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About sommeliersusie

Owner of Tasteful Adventures- private in-home wines tastings Boisset Wine Living Ambassador- private and corporate wine tastings and direct to consumer sales, corporate gifting, Wine Educator, Sommelier- Level 1 Court of Master Sommelier, BASSETT Certification, French Wine Scholar, Member Guild of Sommeliers
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