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Check the flavor profile of wine typically relates to specific foods. Create a good match by pairing the ingredients in your food with you wine. Just smell chocolate in your Syrah? Then pair it with your chocolate ganache dessert. Typically, try pairing your wine with any sauce that is being served rather than the food itself.
Wine and Food Pairing Information:
Champagne: Pair champagne with anything that is salty. Because most dry sparkling wines are a bit on the sweet side and they pair particularly well with salty foods.
Sauvignon Blanc: Check out Sauvignon Blanc when pairing a dish with a tart dressing or a sauce.
Pinot Grigio: This varietal pairs well with light fish dishes.
Chardonnay: Choose Chardonnay when pairing wine with fatty fish or fish with a rich sauce.
Off-Dry Riesling: This wine pairs well with sweet and spicy dishes. Riesling is a terrific dish to balance out spicy Asian and most Indian dishes.
Moscato d’Asti: This very sweet sparkling wine goes well with most fruity desserts.
Rosé Champagne: Looking for a great crowd favorite that works with pretty much anything? This is it.
Dry Rosé: For rich, cheesy dishes, this dry rosé is a great choice.
Pinot Noir: Discovering earthy flavors when trying to pair your Pinot Noir and ingredients like mushrooms and grilled Salmon.
Malbec: This hearty, bold wine goes great with sweet-spicy barbecue sauces.
Zinfandel: Most Zinfandels are rustic and rich and go great with pâtés, mousses, and terrines.
Cabernet Sauvignon: You’ll discover that Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with a juicy red meat.
Syrah: Syrah healthy flavors go very well with highly spiced dishes.