Pairing Wines with Food

From our kitchen to yours… pairing the right type of wine with dinners can be an important part of a meal or dinner party. Though not wine connoisseurs, we have done the research and put together this simple guide to help us all out in a pinch!

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When serving wine, white wines are generally served chilled and red wines are served at room temperature.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON (RED WINE)wine-glass

Beef Burgers
Bold Cheeses
Steaks (w/ higher fat content)
Turkey Burgers

CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING (WHITE)

Caviar
Cheeses (Brie-style)
Creamy Butter Sauces
Eggs (all sorts of egg dishes)
Fruity Desserts
Oysters
Shellfish
Shortbread Cookies
Smoked Salmon
Stuffed Mushrooms
Sweet Breads

CHARDONNAY (WHITE WINE)

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Corn on the Cob or Creamed Corn
Creamy Sauces
Grilled Fish
Shellfish

MALBECS (RED WINE)

Barbecue Recipes
Beef Stews
Mushroom Dishes
Pulled Pork
Prime Rib
Roasted Beefs
Sausage Dishes

PINOT NOIR (RED WINE)

Chicken (especially grilled)
Grilled Fish (especially salmon)

REISLINGS (WHITE WINE)

Great “Go To” White Wine
Can be paired with a huge variety of foods
Asian Food
Grilled Vegetables
Seafood
Spicy Dishes
Tangy Dishes

SAUVIGNON BLANC (WHITE WINE)

Citrus Marinades
Dill and Lemon Flavors
Fresh Herbs
Italian Dressings