St. Patrick’s Day Celebration—The Irish Like Wine Too!!!
Eating In? Who needs green beer when McEachran Homestead winery’s Maréchal Foch will complement your corned beef and cabbage.
The Meal? St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated this Saturday on March 17, has been observed as an Irish holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish families would celebrate the anniversary of its namesake’s death in the fifth century, by dancing, drinking and feasting–on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. Irish immigrants in New York City began to substitute bacon with corned beef due to the unavailability of pork, hence the birth of our “Irish” American tradition of corned beef and cabbage.
The Wine? McEachran Homestead winery’s Maréchal Foch is a light to medium depth and color with a dark fruit aroma and flavor. This small, cool-climate, purple-skinned French hybrid grape, with its deep inky purple-colored juice, reliably produces our sturdy, flavorful red. Heavier reds might overpower the corned beef which is more subtle, due to it being boiled. McEachran Homestead winery’s Maréchal Foch is acid-driven, with minimal tannins making it naturally food-friendly and easy to enjoy; it is the perfect complement to the saltiness of the corned beef and cabbage.