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Weed and wine have a lot more in common than you think, but pairing can be a delicate art. With complex aromas and delicate flavour profiles, it’s no wonder enjoying these together can go sour quickly. This pairing guide is here to show you how to find the common bonds that help to bring cannabis and vino together for the ultimate tasting experience.

Pure Sunfarms Pink Kush and Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

Pink Kush: A relative of OG Kush this indica strain is known for its hard hitting and sleep inducing effects. Aromas of white pepper, grapefruit pith, coffee and butterscotch are dominant here.

Pinot Noir: One of the most well known grapes in the world, Pinot Noir can have a ton of different expressions. Focussing on French Pinot’s, notes of candied red fruit take over the nose while flavours of mushrooms, truffle, earth and cherry can be found mingling on the palate.

Why They Work:

Pink Kush and Pinot Noir are both complex in both flavour and aroma. Side by side they share earthy characteristics that help to add complexity. Pinot Noir’s notes of truffle, mushroom and it’s bouquet of flowers like roses and hibiscus are accentuated by the white pepper and coffee notes in Pink Kush.

Flavour wise this is not the most conventional pairing, but the sleepy effects of Pink Kush with a bold and spicy wine like a Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon (although beautifully symmetrical) would increase your chances of an *unwanted experience. Pinot is more medium-bodied and has grippy beautiful tannins that are balanced by acidity, allowing for a wind down and not a knockout.

Got the Munchies?: Settle in with something rich and sweet like a honking slice of dark chocolate cake. Chocolate will accentuate all the rich and caramelized flavours in the bud and compliment the cherry notes of the Pinot.

Flwr BC Strawnana and Riesling

Tasting Notes

BC Strawnana: This buds complex terpene profile includes caryophyllene and limonene leaving it with intense notes of citrus and diesel. This grassy strain is sweet and citru with hints of pine.

Riesling: This German grape is misunderstood as it can express itself in different ways depending on the winemaker and the terroir. Dry Alsatian Riesling, is recognized for its notes of lime and petrol. Riesling has great acidity that's rounded out on the palate with notes of beeswax, honey and apricot.

Why they work:

Sour, sweet and a little gassy, this pairing is aligned by their similar citrus notes and bright sour taste. BC Stratwnana is a lively indica-hybrid strain that has fruity undertones, while Riesling can be known to display aromas of meyer lemon and pineapple. The fresh and herbaceous notes in this pairing creates a symbiotic relationship when consuming together.

The honey and stone fruit notes in Riesling’s mid-palate also help to settle the sourness of the wine and the bud making for a very pleasant sipping and smoking experience.

Got the Munchies?: Thinking about ordering in? Indian, Thai and Malaysian food all have great spice and will pair well with the acid and sweetness in this pairing.

Canna Farms Cold Creek Kush and Cotes Du Rhone

Tasting Notes:

Canna Farms Cold Creek Kush: The myrcene terpene is dominant in this strain. Known for its earthy and dank aromas, Cold Creek Kush smells like a forest right after it’s rained.This strain has a strong herbal yet refreshing aroma and sour pine note that comes from the beta-pinene terpene.

Cotes Du Rhone: This famous blend based on Grenache or Syrah can come from a variety of different soil types and over 21 different grape varieties. With a rich and ripe quality, these wines are usually medium-bodied with balanced acid and tannin and a lot of fruit. Grenache is full of fruity notes like dark cherry and plum, where Syrah adds that defining pepper and earthiness and brings tannin and structure to the wine.

Why they Work:

Redecan Cold Creek Kush’s terpene profile is made up of multiple different terpenes that add different flavours and aromas to the bud, which is why a blend of grapes works so perfectly here. The beta-pinene and limonene add a sour pine note to the bud which is complimented by the floral and earthy notes in the Syrah. The Grenache brings out the rich texture of the wine and the ripe fruit, which works well alongside the aromas of nutmeg and clove informed by Caryophellene. It’s also a touch floral from it’s linalool terpene which pairs beautifully with the bouquet of purple flower that Cotes Du Rhone is known for.

Got the Munchies?: This is the perfect Charcuterie combo. Smoke and sip alongside a giant board of cured meats and cheeses. The variety here is key. Each bite will bring out another aspect of this colourful combo.

Twd.28 Blue Dream and Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Notes:

Blue Dream: This sativa dominant is known for its notes of blueberry and tropical fruits like ripe mango and pineapple. There is a sweetness here that helps to highlight the myrcene and beta-pinene terpenes in this bud, bringing out woodsy and spicy aromas

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc: Different from it’s indigenous growth in France, sauvignon blanc grown in the Marlborough region of New Zealand is full of vibrant tropical fruit notes and eclectic acidity. This wine tends to have a gram or two of residual sugar, highlighting the notes of passionfruit, gooseberry and ripe pears.

Why they work: When combined this is quite a zesty situation. Both weed and wine carry bright tropical fruit flavours that are balanced out by earthy undertones. Blue Dream has notes of pine, earth and spice from its mix of myrcene dominant terpenes and Sauvignon Blanc is rounded out by notes of fresh cut grass and pea shoots.

These earthy and vibrant flavours and a refreshing pairing that will kick off your evening and give you that extra jolt of energy. Sauvignon Blancs tend to be lighter in alcohol, while Blue Dream has a THC potency with cerebral and relaxing effects. When mixed together, these two will send you off into a state of bliss.

Got the Munchies?: Try a warm and cheesy spinach and artichoke dip with this pairing. The creamy cheese, fragrant garlic and salty artichokes will be awesome alongside this duo.