If you ever visit Europe, you might just have the pleasure of enjoying the rich texture & dazzling home made flavors of the Gelatos, Sorbets, & Ice Cream made by local Ice Cream Shops. Many People also take some time to enjoy the wonderful array of quality wines that are offered in Europe.
A question popped into my mind, why can’t people enjoy both? But, how do I pair the riveting personality of a wine with the uniquely passionate perspectives of a Gelato, Sorbet, or Ice Cream?
I decided to play match maker with our Drinks & Desserts & the following list of our Top 6 Exquisite Pairings are sure to pleasantly tickle your palate!
1. “MERRY” MANGO GELATO & AN ITALIAN ASTI
Nothing like pure enjoyment & laughter with a mango gelato & Italian Asti. These are wonderful anywhere you go, you can even bring this lovely pairing home to meet your parents!
2. “PROMISING” PEACH GELATO & AN ITALIAN PROSECCO
Instantly surrounded by the sights & sounds of wedding bells & beautiful long white bride dresses, The Peach Gelato & Italian Prosecco make you want to say “I do”.
3. SUCCULANT STRAWBERRY SORBET & A FRENCH MOËT & CHANDON ROSÉ
Shy & Quite, the Strawberry Sorbet & French Rosé will take you out for a lovely summer’s picnic in the park with 80’s music playing on the radio! Ahh, nothing like a little summer love, eh?
4. LAVISH LEMON SORBET & A GERMAN RIESLING SEKT
Let the Lemon Sorbet & German Riesling take you to the ball in a beautiful horse drawn carriage. You won’t regret it, just be back home before midnight.
5. “AMORE SICILIANO” PISTACHIO GELATO & A FRENCH CHATEAU GUIRAUD SAUTERNES
The pairing of the Pistachio Gelato & French Chateau is surely to whisk you all the way to Sicily in a small sail boat while memories of a beautiful accordion make your visit an unforgettable one! Muah! How I Love-a Mama Italia! 🙂
6. “CHARISMATIC” COFFEE ICE CREAM & AN ITALIAN GRAPPA (POMACE BRANDY)
No need for energy drinks when you have a chilled morning kiss from the combination of coffee ice cream & grappa. “Buona Giornata Signore Sole ” (Good Morning Mr. Sun 🙂 )
7. “IL SOGNO” CHOCOLATE GELATO & A SPANISH PEDRO XIMÉNEZ
This pairing is sure to remind you of all of your “Dolce Sognos” as you savor the timesless flavor of chocolate. Flying through the starry & moonlit night on a shooting star with this pair will make sure you wake up refreshed in the morning 🙂
While this list is not at all exhaustive, we recommend that you experiment with what you enjoy and you’d be surprised at what new & exotic combinations you might discover.
***I originally made this blog post for one of my clients. This link will take you to the original article I posted.