Festive Beverages to Pair with Pie Dinners

'Tis the season for cozy gatherings and delightful flavours! As we embrace the festive spirit, what better way to complement scrumptious pie dinners than with perfectly paired beverages? Whether you opt for the Christmas classics or reach for something a little more whacky (sprout pie, anyone?) here are some delightful drinks that are equally as festive to elevate your pie experience this season.
  1. Mulled Wine: There's nothing quite like the warmth of mulled wine to accompany a slice of pie. Infused with aromatic spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, this winter classic balances the sweetness of the Turkey and cranberry pasty, while offering a comforting, spiced touch.
  2. Hot Cocoa: Typically, salty foods are washed down well with a hot chocolate! Opt for a Sprout pie with bacon lardons and plenty of cheese sauce stuffed into crisp pastry!
  3. Spiced Apple Cider: Pair The Big Apple Pie with spiced apple cider for a match made in heaven. The tangy sweetness of cider, simmered with cinnamon sticks and cloves, mirrors the fruity notes in the pie, enhancing its flavours. As always, the age old delightful combination of pork and apple mean Pork Pies or our festive Pork and Cranberry sausage rolls would also work well if this is your juice of choice!pork pie and cider
  4. Port: who doesn’t love a port come Christmas time? With venison cooked in a generous glug of port, it would be daft not to accompany the delicious and aptly named, Venison & Port Pie with a glass of the stuff on the side.
  1. Sparkling Cider or Champagne: For those celebrating with a touch of effervescence, opt for sparkling cider or Champagne. Their crispness and lightness cleanse the palate after each tasty pie bite, readying it for the next delightful flavour sensation! Turkey and brie both pair beautifully with bubbles so opt for a Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Pie to accompany a glass or two of fizz.


Tips for Pairing:
- Consider the richness and spices in the pie when choosing beverages to wash it down
- Aim for complementary flavours, balancing sweetness or richness with contrasting or harmonizing drink profiles
- Experiment with mocktail versions or non-alcoholic options so everyone can enjoy!
Wine and pies
As you plan your festive pie dinners, remember that pairing beverages with pies isn't just about finding a match; it's about creating an experience. Let these suggested pairings inspire your taste buds and add an extra touch of delight to your Christmas gatherings! Cheers to a season filled with warmth, joy, and delicious moments shared over pies and perfect sips!
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