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Which wines to drink for St Patrick's Day?

  • Thu, Mar 14, 2024 at 10:30
Saint Patrick's table and wine
Every 17 March, the whole world celebrates St Patrick's Day, Ireland's bank holidays, in green and with culinary delights. But St Patrick's Day isn't just about beer! U'Wine offers food and wine pairings for an authentic celebration.

St Patrick's Day with U'wine

Every year on 17 March, the whole world turns green to celebrate St Patrick's Day, Ireland's bank holidays. This joyous day is dedicated to the honour of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and is marked by festivities, parades and, of course, delicious culinary specialities, often accompanied by all kinds of beer. But who said St Patrick's Day was just for beer lovers? How about broadening your horizons by exploring wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy or even Portugal for a celebration worthy of the name? So for the occasion, U'wine has put together some authentic food and wine pairings to pay tribute to this tradition!

St Patrick's Day menu at U'wine

The main course

Corned Beef and baked cabbage

A classic of Irish cuisine, corned beef and cabbage are slowly simmered together to create a tasty, comforting dish, perfect for a St Patrick's Day celebration. For the wine? a full-bodied, fruity Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot will perfectly complement the rich, savoury flavours of this dish.

Our cabernets sauvignons

Food and wine pairing: Corned beef and baked cabbage

Side dishes

Mashed potatoes with chives

Creamy mashed potatoes with fresh chives are the perfect accompaniment to corned beef and cabbage. For the wine? A well-balanced Chardonnay, with notes of white-fleshed fruit and a touch of vanilla, will provide a delicious harmony to the creamy texture of the mash.

Our chardonnay

Mashed potatoes with chives


This traditional blend of potatoes, kale and onions, sautéed in butter, adds a creamy texture and a deliciously rustic flavour. For the wine? a fresh, lively Sauvignon Blanc, with its citrus aromas and liveliness on the palate, will contrast nicely with the richness of the Colcannon.

Our sauvignon blanc 



Guinness Chocolate Pudding

A modern twist on Irish tradition, this dessert combines the rich flavour of chocolate with the subtle touch of Guinness, for a memorable end to the meal. A porto or sweet red wine is the perfect accompaniment to this gourmet dessert.

Our red wines

Food and wine pairing: chocolate pudding

Happy St Patrick's Day!

This St Patrick's Day, get together with your nearest and dearest, savour these Irish culinary delights and toast to health and joy with food and wine pairings that will delight your taste buds. Whether you're a beer lover or a wine enthusiast, there's something for everyone at the table. So this year, raise your wine glass and toast the richness of Irish culture. Happy St Patrick's Day!

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