6 of the best pairings for Brie
One of the world's most popular cheeses, Brie can be mild and slightly chalky or decadently gooey and quite strong in flavour so you need to adapt the wine - or other drink - you choose to how mature the cheese is.
Six top drink pairings for Brie
* Fruity reds such as New Zealand or Chilean Pinot Noir. (More mature Bries will need more powerful structured wines such as those from Central Otago.) Or try a fruity (but not too tannic) Merlot or a ripe 'cru' Beaujolais from a good vintage such as 2015.
* A fruity dry rosé - lovely on a picnic
* A creamy, subtly oaked chardonnay - even a posh white burgundy!
* A blanc de blancs champagne or chardonnay-based sparkling wine
* A cherry or raspberry-flavoured fruit beer (Kriek or Frambozen), particularly when the brie is accompanied by fresh cherries.
* Guignolet (a cherry-flavoured French aperitif) by the same logic.
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