Shoes & wine pairings

Don’t you believe shoes are the ultimate accessory to match with your wine and create the perfect tasting (and drinking) conditions? I do.

For the past 5 years I have developed an increasingly worrying addiction to shoes. I own only a few (although my closet is full) and most of the time I glance sideways at other women’s colourful sandals with envy. I sometimes even have to restrain myself from jumping and snatching the precious object from their feet. (True story).

In addition to that, I have lately tried to match my footwear not only to my outfit but to – increasingly random – situations: pink sneakers for grey sad days, platform shoes for rainy days (as a mean of elevation over the puddles) and I even remember taking off my slippers to slip into far less comfortable stilettos to drink champagne at home.

Now, in a perfect world, these are the wine & shoes pairings I’d do:

Tarlant Cuvée Louis (Champagne):

Because Tarlant’s Cuvée Louis is my fav’ men-catcher champagne, because it is elegant and generous, I’d sip it wearing these Alexander McQueen green beauties…..

Miss Vicky Wine, Fleurie (Beaujolais):

Because Vicky’s Fleurie displays a pink design making you think it’s for girls but charms wine lovers (men & women) with its character, I’d enjoy it with a pair of Rupert Sanderson’s wonderwoman-like platform shoes!

Priorat Humiliat (Cataluna):

Because Priorat’s motto is WINE.LOVE.AND.FANTASY and seduced me with its berry notes and flowery label, I would slip into these Vivienne Westwood’s cherry sandals before opening its beautiful bottle.

Jaillance, Grande Tradition (Rhone Valley):

Because Jaillance’s Grande Tradition is the perfect match with a summery strawberry tart enjoyed during a countryside picnic… I’d love to wear these colorful Dior flats.

What about you? Any weird wine pairings to confess?!*