It’s hard to choose wines to bring to a sugar shack. Here are a few thoughts on how to match wines with slightly sweet dishes featuring maple flavours.
DateApril 30, 2017
If you analyze the component elements of maple syrup aromas, you quickly realize they are precursors to barley sugar and vanilla and also present woody notes. These aromas in wine are often found in vintages that have spent some time in contact with wood. White and red wines with woody notes will therefore allow a connection to be created with dishes featuring these flavours. If the dish is fairly sweet, you can opt for semi-dry wines that are also slightly sweet. The idea is to avoid too sharp a contrast between, for example, a very dry wine and a fairly sweet ham!