Perfect Pairings Made Easy at Coast Guard House Wine and Beer Dinners
Picking the best wine or beer to complement your meal can feel overly complicated. Should light food go with a delicate wine? Does the age of the wine matter all that much? What goes best with seafood, pork, steak or dessert?
We’ve got you covered at The Coast Guard House. Don’t worry, there are no “wrong” answers, but our special wine and beer dinners take out the guesswork. We’ve come up with seven dinners from January to May that feature local beers and wines from Napa Valley, Oregon, Washington and Tuscany. The sommelier and chef discuss the perfect pairings, with each course complementing the specific elements of the wines or beers selected.
Here’s a sample:
- Catena Wine Dinner, featuring wines from a high-altitude, family-owned Argentinian winery that and is best known for its Malbec.
- Narragansett Beer Dinner, featuring brews from Rhode Island’s own brewery, which turns 128 on Dec. 29. Brews include popular lagers, light beers and two IPAs, but also an Autocrat coffee milk stout and a Del’s shandy.
- Rombauer Wine Dinner, featuring wines from a Napa Valley winery that was founded on the belief that wine is an essential complement to great food. That’s no surprise since Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy of Cooking, is the co-founder’s great aunt.
- Whaler’s Beer Dinner, featuring beers from Peace Dale’s own Whaler’s Brewing Company, one of the fastest-growing breweries in the country. Whaler’s Rise has won the nation’s “Best American-Style Pale Ale” World Beer Award in 2017 and 2018.
- Orin Swift Wine Dinner, featuring wines from this relatively new Napa Valley winery, which started with a concentration on Zinfandel and is known for its intense reds.
- Mazzei Wine Dinner, featuring wines from Tuscany, operated by one of the oldest winemaking families in the world. Ser Lapo Mazzei is considered the “father” of Chianti since he was the first to use its name in a contract dated 1398.
- Swick Wine Dinner, featuring raw wines from certified organic vineyards in Washington and Oregon. Bottled without sulfur whenever possible, Swick is the unfiltered “real deal” in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Rosé.