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Food and Wine Pairing

Pairing

Pairing wine with food is not very difficult

Red Wine

  • Red wines pair best with meat
  • Light red wines pair best with light meat
  • Bold red wines pair best with bold meat
  • Bolder food: Bolder wine

White Wine

  • White wines pair best with fish and seafood
  • White wines pair best with light food
  • Acidic white wines pair best with acidic food
  • Malolactic white wines pair best with creamy food

Smart Rules

  • The wine should have the same intensity as the food
  • The wine should be more acidic than the food
  • The wine should be sweeter than the food
  • The wine should be paired with the sauce (not the meat)

Food and Wine Chemistry

If Food TastesSolution
Sweet: the wine results dry, bitter and acidic, and less sweet and fruity Choose a sweeter wine:
Moscato d'Asti. Dessert wine.
Umami: the wine results dry and acidic, and less sweet and fruity Choose a fruity red or a mineral white:
Pinot Noir. Riesling.
Salty: the wine results fruity and bodied, less dry and acidic. Choose an acidic white wine:
Champagne. Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc.
Acidic: the wine results sweet and fruity, less dry and acidic Choose a wine with more acidity:
Chardonnay. Pinot Noir.
Fatty/Oily: the wine results less acidic Choose a more acidic wine:
Champagne. Pinot Noir.
Spicy (Chili): the wine results hot and alcoholic Choose an off-dry wine:
Pinot Gris. Riesling.
Strong Flavored: the wine can be overwhelmed Choose a bolder wine:
Barolo. Red Bordeaux.

Fantastic Pairs

WineFood
Champagne Almost Everything
Prosecco Prosciutto and Melon
Cabernet Sauvignon Juicy Red Meat
Syrah Spicy Dishes
Pinot Noir Mushrooms
Malbec BBQ. Grilled Meat, Potatoes and Vegetables.
Sangiovese Tomato based Pizza
Chianti Tomato based Spaghetti
Oaked Chardonnay Creamy Fish Dishes
Pinot Grigio Grilled White Fish
Zinfandel Chips and Salty Snacks
Tempranillo Fatty Lamb
Moscato d'Asti Mexican Food

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