9 Tips For Perfect Food Pairing With Different Types of Wine

Having a glass of wine with your meals makes you feel like you have your life in order, doesn’t it? It gives you a feeling of adulting so embrace it and don’t shy away from pouring yourself a glass with your dinners or lunches.


Knowing what dishes go well with what kind of wines enhances the dining experience by a lot. Here are some of the food and wine combinations to fall in love with having wine.

1. Champagne

Champagne goes well with anything salty. The reason for that is that most dry sparkling wines have a faint touch of sweetness like brut Champagne and Sanish Cava. Sweetness is complemented by anything salty which is why salty foods like crisps go well with Champagne.

2. Rosé Champagne

Rosé sparkling wines usually have the depth of flavor and richness that can complement a wide range of main courses which is why they are great to have with dinner. Some like Rosé Champagne, Cava and sparkling wine from California work the best.

3. Dry Rosé

Dry Rosé goes well with cheeses so get a cheese platter and pour some dry rosé and have a party with some close friends. The acidity of white wine works well with cheese. Not only white wine, but also the fruit character of red wine works well with cheeses dishes as well. Not only a cheese platter but also cheese sandwiches or something with a high concentration of cheese will pair well.

4. Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is light-bodied but has a very savory depth. Because of the savory taste you have to tone it down with something that has more of an earthy flavor.

5. Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is a delicate white wine so matching something with a light flavor with it is the best way to enjoy the taste. Light seafood dishes go really well with Pinot Grigio.

6. Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc goes well with tangy food like scallops and also well with tart dressings and sauces. I love tangy food so this combination makes for a great evening thing on weekends for me. I usually put on my favorite show and enjoy my alone time.

7. Syrah

Syrah has a spicy underflavor and this red wine works well with highly seasoned dishes. Something with well seasoned meat in it will go well with the spicy tang. Grab your favorite burger or some wings and treat yourself.

8. Off-Dry Riesling

As you most probably know, rieslings have a slight sweetness to them so they go well with sweet food as well as spicy. I would recommend going with spicy food so that it can help tame some of the spice and give you an enjoyable combination. Asian and Indian dishes are best paired with riesling.

9. Chardonnay

Chardonnay is smooth to your throat so pairing it with rich and fatty flavors is a good pairing. The silky drink will complement any kind of seafood in a lush sauce.

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