Wine Pairing Suggestions

Here are some suggested pairings of wines and foods that we have found to be delightful.  While pairing wines with food is highly subjective and more a personal preference and pleasure, we’ll leave it up to you to see how we do.  These are just suggestions and recommendations and not considered to be facts you’d acquire from a wine critic or Sommelier.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon – roasted or possibly grilled red meats
  • Chardonnay – fish and poultry, some cheeses, spicy food and nut sauces
  • Gamay – – rabbit, beef, shallots, sausages, pork roast, roast poultry, turkey, ham
  • Gewurztraminer – Asian cuisines and pork-based sausages
  • Grenache – herbed meatballs, roasted pheasant, corned beef
  • Merlot – roast duck, beef stew, most red meats
  • Nebbiolo – flavorful meats, cheeses, spicy Italian meats and aged Parmesan cheese
  • Pinot Noir -pork, pasts,fish stew, and Chinese food 
  • Petit Syrah – rich sausage, prime rib and grilled entrees
  • Riesling – duck, pork, and roast vegetables
  • Sangiovese – chicken, red meat, fish, lamb, pork, pastas, stews or aged cheeses
  • Sauvignon Blanc – fish and shellfish dishes
  • Syrah – red meat, pasta with meat sauce, venison 
  • Tempranillo – tapas, pork, grilled or roasted entrees
  • Zinfandel – red or white meat, fish tacos, spicy numbers or burgers

These are just some of our suggestions for a quick and easy reference when out and about dining and looking to pair a delightful wine with your meal.  We’d love to hear what you think and even better, what you suggest as a great pair for our readers dining experiences.

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4 thoughts on “Wine Pairing Suggestions

  1. Fantastic blog! I truly love how it is easy on my eyes and also the facts are well written. I am wondering how I can be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your rss feed which need to do the trick! Have a nice day!

    • Hello,
      I am a firm believer that you should drink what you love when it comes to wine. It used to be that white went well with Poultry, and seafood, and that red went well with red meats.

      If you love white then drink your Chardonnay by all means. If your friends love reds may I suggest earthier wines that will compliment the earthiness of the gamier meats such as Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and hearty Merlot. In this day and age it is not at all inappropriate to let your guests know what the menu is and have them also bring wine they think would go well.
      Thank you for your question.

      Wine Valley Review
      Administrator

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