Can I Bring Wine to Grand Cayman?

When I visit Grand Cayman, can I bring wine? According to the authorities, each visitor who is age 18 or older may bring in 4 liters of wine without paying duty. When you need more, Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits liquor stores throughout the island are ready for you!

Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits is the leading retailer of wines, spirits and beer in the Cayman Islands. We are the exclusive Cayman Islands distributor for many top-selling premium brands stock some of the world’s most coveted wines and champagnes from all regions and all price points.

Can I Bring Wine to Grand Cayman?Whether you live on Island, are here on business, or are enjoying a vacation in the Cayman Islands, shop at one of our six convenient locations, or place an online order for your favorite beverages and we’ll deliver free of charge to your residence, yacht, villa, resort hotel, or anywhere else on Grand Cayman.

Hosting a Wine & Cheese Party?

While relaxing on Grand Cayman, it can be fun to sample a range of wines and cheeses, but each person’s palate is different, and you may find that you like certain pairings better than others. To find the right combination:

  • Take a bite of the cheese alone to assess its taste.
  • Take another bite and a sip of wine and hold them in your mouth.
  • Decide if you like the match-up.

Bleu Cheese: These cheeses are pungent and salty. Opposites attract, so the sweetness of a Riesling or Port is the perfect complement.

Brie: Brie is a soft, creamy cheese that comes in many varieties, each with its own slight flavor variations.  It pairs well with a crisp, acidic wine, like Pinot Blanc, as well as with Champagne.

Camembert: Rich, creamy cheeses like Camembert are perfectly balanced with the blueberry flavor and low tannins of Cabernet Franc.

Cheddar: As a harder and sharper cheese, cheddar can handle the tannic strength of red wines. Cabernet Sauvignon can draw out the cheese’s bold flavors. Zinfandel is another great pairing.

Feta: You will need a bright red wine to match feta’s saltiness. Beaujolais is the answer.

Gruyère: This cheese has a delightfully nutty, spicy, full flavor. It works well with a medium-bodied Pinot Noir as well as a crisp, citrusy Pinot Grigio.

Manchego: Manchego is Spain’s most famous cheese and has a zesty sweet flavor. The quintessential Spanish wines, Rioja or Tempranillo, are great companions.

Monterey Jack: This classic American cheese craves a wine that’s on the lighter, fruitier side, such as Merlot.

Mozzarella: This fresh, milky cheese is a great companion for light, dry, sparkling Champagne, but Pinot Grigio is another good match.

Swiss: Swiss cheeses are a good match for light or fruity red wines, such as Beaujolais, Grenache, red Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.

Need Appetizers Too?

In addition to the cheeses, here are a few appetizer recommendations to round out your party:

  • Prepare a few formal appetizers and fill out the rest of your table with olives, nuts, and cured meats.
  • Fresh fruit will complement the white wines.
  • Heartier appetizers, such as cocktail meatballs or grilled vegetables, will complement the reds.

Can you bring wine to Grand Cayman? Just 4 liters per adult. When you run out, the experts at Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits have some brilliant recommendations!