Our Picks for Wine Pairings with Charcuterie
One of the great things about entertaining just isn’t a house full of loved friends and family, no, one of the great things is you get to show off your creative culinary skills and your knowledge of pairings and to make that... “friend” who always brags about good they are in the kitchen, or “Aunt Hilda” who’s always so critical of the spread of food and variety of wine… very envious!
So, with that- even if you’re not fully knowledgeable about pairings of Charcuterie components and a good bottle of Vino, we’re here to help you look like a rockstar!
Since we come from the Pacific Northwest, we’ve picked one of our favorite Northwest, Internationally known wineries to highlight for this blog: Argyle, located in Dundee Oregon.
“No other American winery but Argyle has earned recognition in Wine Spectator’s “Top 100 Wines of the World” in three wine categories: red, white and sparkling.” - argylewinery.com
All the wines mentioned in this blog are available on Argyle’s site ( for those of you 21 and over) and are just amazing, we know, we’ve tried them all! From the Floral and Fruity Pinot Noir to the slightly fruity and full-bodied Chardonnay Argyle wines are a great choice for any occasion.
Here are the selections of wine or sparkling we picked for pairings of cheese and different meats.
Argyle Spirit Hill Pinot Noir
Meat: Pate (Chicken, Duck, Goose or Pork) or Foie gras with herbed crustini.
Argyle Rose Sparkling
Cheese: Chocolate Cream (Dairy or Goat) cheese, Mascarpone cheese
Meat: Ginger or Mint infused Pancetta and Roast beef bacon with a dollop of fig jam topped with a spot of creme fresh.
Argyle Brut Sparkling
Cheese: Camembert, Parmesan
Meat: Lardo (cured fatback) or Prosciutto
Argyle Knudsen Vineyard Blanc de Blancs
Cheese: Chèvre or a White Soft Brie style Cheese with Peppers (Chipotle, Jalapeño, Habanero)
Argyle Nuthouse Riesling
Cheese: Swiss fondu, Taleggio or an aged Manchego
Meat: A Lamb based meat product- slices of Fenalar (a Norwegian dried and cured leg of lamb).
Cheese: Creamy Shropshire Blue Cheese or Sharp Cheddar
Meat: Cedar Plank Grilled Chilled Salmon or Chicken Salad Bites on Water Crackers.