Wine and Food Pairing
Although there is always room for experimentation in matching food and wine, it's sometimes best to follow the traditional and widely accepted prefrences.
Take a look at the table below as a simple guide to pair the most popular food dishes and different wine varietals.
Food
Suggested Wine
Chicken
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
Lamb
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir
Lobster
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Sparkling Wine
Pasta with Red Sauce
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir
Pasta with White Sauce
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Pork
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Salmon
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot
Seafood with Light Sauce
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Wine
Sea Bass
Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
Shrimp
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Wine
Spicy Food
Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon
Steak
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Red Bordeaux blends, Pinot Noir
Turkey
Merlot, Pinot Noir
Veal
Pinot Noir, Zinfandel
Stilton Cheese
Port, Late Harvest Zinfandel, Syrah
Brie, Ripe
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel
Cheese Cake
Sparkling Wine, Dessert Wines
Fruit Pastries
Sparkling Wines, Dessert Wines, Ice Wines
Chocolate
Merlot Port, Zinfendel
For The Distinctive Epicurean and Wine Enthusiast
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