Creating a Wine and Cheese Menu for Your Guests

Fine Wines

One of the best ways to promote your restaurant’s new wine menu is to throw a wine and cheese party. By inviting guests, creating an exclusive atmosphere and offering a selection of fine cheeses paired with your new wines, you can introduce your clientele to your restaurant’s wine menu while also building some hype to draw in new customers. In this post, we’d like to make a few suggestions to help you create the best possible wine and cheese pairings.

Light red wines

Best paired with subtle, soft cheeses and nutty, medium to firm cheese, light red wines such as Pinot Noir go well with cheeses like gruyere, brie and camembert.

Bold red wines

Bolder red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel pair extremely well with saltier, more potent cheeses. Probably the most iconic combination, Cabernet Sauvignon and cheddar, is a great way to introduce less adventurous customers to your menu.

White wines

More versatile than red wines, white wines can be paired with a large selection of cheeses. For those who like to experiment, Sauvignon Blanc and goat cheese is a wonderful combination. Or, if your clients are more conservative, try pairing the wine with mozzarella instead.

At Vintage Wine Company, we offer the area’s largest selection of fine wines. Operating out of our location in Southeast Michigan, we deliver to restaurants and businesses throughout the Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit Metro and Lansing areas. With over 25 experienced sales representatives, we can help you create the perfect restaurant wine menu. Beyond that, we can offer suggestions on how to promote your new menu; whether it’s through a wine and cheese party or by offering a sample station that allows your customers to try before they buy. If you’re looking to offer wines at your restaurant and need a reliable, experienced partner to help you make it happen, contact us today to get started!

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