Food Pairing

Red wines

Sahra or shiraz – Meat; steak, beef, wild game, stews, etc

Merlot – Any will do

Malbec – All types of meat-based meals, Foie Gras, Argentine Malbec suits Mexican, Cajun, and Indian Dishes.

Pinot Noir –Grilled salmon, chicken, lamb and Japanese dishes.

Zinfandel – Tomato-sauce pasta, pizza, and grilled BBQ meats

Sangiovese – Italian and Mediterranean-style cusines

Barbera – Match many dishes, including tomato sauces
White wines

Chardonnay – Fish (even salmon) and chicken dishes

Sauvignon blanc – Best with simply prepared red meats. Goes well with seafood, poultry and salads

Semillon –Fish (but there are better choices), serve dry Semillon with clams mussels, or pasta salad

Moscato – Moscato shows best on its own; without food but sweet wine will pair with desserts

Pinot grigio – Versatile

Gewürztraminer – Ideal for sipping. It can fit Asian food, pork and grilled sausages.

Riesling – Dry versions go good with fish, chicken and pork dishes. The crispiness of a Riesling works very well with tuna and salmon. While the acidity level intermingles with the slight smokiness of eel and cuts through the layers of spicier Japanese foods.


Food Pairing — 12 Comments

  1. Wow !! Really appreciate the list of food. Though everything is good but I love all types of meat-based meals so much. Thanks for sharing the great post.

  2. What would you recommend for cooking? I picked up a basic red wine for a sauce for a chicken and pasta dish and was not impressed. What do you find works best for sauces?

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