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Spring is Coming… is Your Restaurant Wine Menu Ready?

Restaurant Wine Menu

With hearty winter dishes on their way out, it’s time to prepare your restaurant wine menu for the fresh, local ingredients that spring offers. Spring is the season of fresh-grown herbs, locally-sourced vegetables, and farm-to-table meals... your wine offerings should be updated to reflect these ingredients and – more importantly – to complement them. The lightness of spring meals demands a lighter wine, including more acidic and sweeter options that pair well with fish, salads, and poultry. In today’s post, we’re going to cover a few popular wines that will complement – and enhance – your restaurant’s spring menu.

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Waiting out Winter with Fine Wines from Vintage Wine Company

Fine Wine

After a brief reprieve, winter is back and, with it, the demand for warm, fine wines suited to the cold weather. There’s just something soothing about ending the day by reclining next to the fireplace, at the dinner table, or on the couch with a delicious, relaxing glass of wine while watching the snow fall outside. Whether you’re a dabbler or a connoisseur, you can be confident that Vintage Wine Company stocks and distributes a vast selection of wines that you – and your clients – will love. In today’s post, we’re going to look at a handful of winter wines that will help you stay warm – and relaxed – during this cold, blustery winter season.

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Enhance the Appeal of Your Holiday Meals with a Perfect Wine Pairing

Wine Pairing

If you’re planning a big event for the holiday season, you should definitely be looking at wine pairings. From small, casual affairs to larger, full-family get-togethers, you can bring a lot to the table by properly pairing your meals with flavorful wines. Whether you’re going traditional with roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy or you’re going exotic with curries, candied vegetables, and spice-laden desserts, you can be confident that the perfect wine won’t just complement your meal, it will elevate it. In today’s post, we’re going to walk through a handful of the most delicious wines that you can pair with your holiday meals.

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Get Ready for Winter with Delicious, High-Quality Wine Pairings from Vintage Wine Company

High-Quality Wine

With the first breaths of cold weather slowly rolling across the state, fall is officially upon us and it's time to start considering high-quality wine pairings for your winter menu. Whether you're serving rustic, American dishes or spicy, exotic cuisine, it's essential that you make a hand-selected list of fine wines available to your restaurant's patrons. With the prevalence of richer, heartier foods on winter menus, most restaurants trend towards offering bolder wine selections, such as Zinfandel or Malbec. In today's post, we're going to look at a handful of cold-weather wines that will pair well with your winter menu and, more importantly, leave a lasting impression on your customers.

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The Best Fall Wines for 2017 from Vintage Wine Company

Wine Distributor in Michigan

With the warmth of summer slowly fading, it's a great time to explore the wealth of fall wine options available from Vintage Wine Company. Whether you're a fan of deep reds, subtle whites, or sweet dessert wines, you can be confident that – no matter your preferences – we can find a wine that will pair perfectly with your menu. In today's post, we're going to take a closer look at the best wines for fall of 2017.

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With Summer Barbecues in Full Swing, Learn How to Pair Wine and Grilled Foods

Wine Pairing

It's that time of year! We've wheeled our grills out of the garage or – if you're running a restaurant – fired up the line in preparation for some delicious, savory barbecued foods. An American tradition, barbecued foods have become a mainstay during the summer. From baby back ribs and pulled pork to bratwurst and hotdogs, there's an entire culinary world inside every grill. But, when dusk falls and the grills are smoking, what are the best wine pairings for grilled foods? What is the best way to complement barbecued meats? What wines will best highlight your amazing grilling abilities while also leaving your guests refreshed and satisfied?

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Add Some Variety to Your Wine Menu with Lost Vineyards Sangria

Restaurant Wine Menu

Looking to add a little panache to your restaurant wine menu? Want to give your patrons something fresh to talk about this summer? Offering sangria with your food menu is a great way to both complement your restaurant's dishes and introduce your clientele to new flavor profiles. Typically made from red wine and chopped fruits – such as lemon, lime, apple, berries, grape, kiwi or mango – sangria is a sweet, chilled beverage that is traditionally served during the spring and summer months where its citrusy flavors perfectly complement the warmer climate.

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Bookend Your Menu of Quality Foods by Pairing Them with Quality Wines

Quality Wine

Most good meals are separated by moments of rest. In these moments, we confer with our guests, we hold discussions, we commune with one another and, perhaps most importantly, we enjoy fine drinks. Meals begin with an appetizer, then an interim, then a main course, then an interim, then conclude with dessert. In each of these interims, our meals are bookended by company and wine. In many ways, the wines that we drink are more important than the meals that we eat because they facilitate discourse. They create a bond across the table, bridging generations and generating lines of discussion.

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The Best Wine Pairings to Complement Michigan’s Wild Game

Wine Pairing

With spring in sight, hunters across the state are gearing up for weeklong ventures into the forest, days spent in deer blinds, and hours drifting on placid lakes. Hunting season brings with it some of Michigan's most prized delicacies: venison, duck, and wild fish. But, if you intend to create wine pairings with these items, what should you plan for? What wines go best with rich, gamey venison? What pairs well with bluegill? In today's post, we're going to take a look at three of Michigan's most commonly hunted – and fished – meats and discuss how you can accentuate their flavors with a great wine.

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While We’re All Waiting for Spring, Start Planning Your Restaurant Wine Menu

Restaurant Wine Menu

After a brief reprieve, cold weather is rolling back in and it's clear that spring is still a few months away. While that means you can't count on dining outdoors for the time being, it doesn't mean that you can't start planning your restaurant wine menu. A season of fresh foods and light meals, spring demands lighter, more acidic wines and sweet, aromatic wines. In today's post, we're going take a look at a handful of wines that are certain to pair wonderfully with your restaurant's spring menu.

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