La Vie Dansante Wines

Pairings with Past Releases

Pairings with Past Wine Releases

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Pairings with Current Wine Releases


Julia Child’s Bouillabaisse

Ask ten french chefs to define the quintessential Bouillabaisse and you’ll get 11 different answers so we’ve decided to defer to “The French Chef” herself, Julia Child.  Pair this wonderful dish with La Vie Dansante’s 2015 Roussanne.

Syrah Braised Short Ribs

Here’s one to daydream about until next fall.  This recipe was presented at our Barrel Tasting in January of 2018 and is made with the La Vie Dansante Syrah Port and 2015 Syrah, neither of which are yet available.  No worries, until they’re ready for release use any favorite Syrah and Port.

Venison Bourguignon

Fall and winter bring a change to heartier, more rustic fare and the bigger wines that complement them.  In Provincial cooking that means getting closer to the land with stews made of root vegetables and wild game.  Try this venison stew paired with our 2014 Syrah.

Poached Trout with Lemon Butter Sauce

This elegant, classic trout is poached in a court-bouillon (flavored poaching liquid) of white wine, carrots, and herbs. The traditional lemon butter sauce is nicely complemented by our 2013 Audition Roussanne/Marsanne blend.

Smoked Gouda Mushroom Quesadilla

The perfect entree for an outdoor lunch or picnic, the slightly spicy smokiness of these quesadillas is perfectly complimented by the fruit-forward 2014 Rosé of Grenache.