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Pairing Wine with Appetizers


Begin a party with appetizer plates like cold meats, olives, pate and grilled toast


Planning a get-together with friends or a large-scale gathering? An easy way to provide food for a party is to serve hors d'oeuvres and light bites so guests can mingle and chat as they munch. Wine is a quintessential element of such events, so here are some fail-proof wines that will pair well with any appetizers.

BEST WINE TO SERVE WITH ANTIPASTO

Pinot Gris, (Dry) Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Gamay Beaujolais, Barbera

WINE TO PAIR WITH ASPARAGUS

Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, (Dry) Riesling, Vidal Blanc

PAIRING CARPACCIO (BEEF) WITH WINE


Barbera, Cabernet Rosé, Rhône Blends


CARPACCIO (TUNA) PAIRINGS WITH WINE


Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, Vin Gris


BEST WINE TO SERVE WITH CAVIAR

Brut Sparkling Wine


WHAT WINE TO SERVE WITH CLAMS (RAW OR CASINO)


Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine, (Dry) Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Seyval Blanc


PAIRING COLD MEATS AND WINE


Vin Gris, Riesling, Gamay Beaujolais, Barbera, Seyval Blanc, (Dry) Vignoles, Chambourcin Rosé


PAIRING WINE WITH CRUDITÉS


Pinot Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Gamay Beaujolais



WHAT WINE TO SERVE WITH FOIE GRAS


Brut Sparkling Wine, Late-Harvest Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Noir


BEST WINE TO SERVE WITH NICOISE SALAD


Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc


PAIRING NUTS OR OLIVES WITH WINE


Brut Sparkling Wine


WHAT WINE TO SERVE WITH OYSTERS (RAW)


Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, (Dry) Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Chenin Blanc

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PAIRING PASTA SALAD WITH WINE


Sémillon, Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, (Dry) Chenin Blanc, (Dry) Riesling


WINE TO PAIR WITH PASTA WITH CREAM SAUCE


Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc


BEST WINE TO SERVE WITH PASTA WITH SHELLFISH


Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, Chardonnay


PAIRING PASTA WITH TOMATO SAUCE AND WINE


Barbera, Sangiovese, Zinfandel Rhône Blends



BEST WINE TO SERVE WITH PASTA WITH VEGETABLES


Pinot Blanc, Dry Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Gamay Beaujolais, Barbera


PAIRING PATÉS WITH WINE


Gewürztraminer, Seyval Blanc, Gamay Beaujolais, Riesling, Brut Sparkling Wine, Cabernet Franc, Vin Gris


WHAT WINE TO SERVE WITH PROSCIUTTO AND MELON


Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Late Harvest Riesling or Gewürztraminer, Muscat


PAIRING QUICHE AND WINE


Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Gamay Beaujolais


BEST WINE TO SERVE WITH SCALLOPS


Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, Chardonnay, Brut Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir, Sémillon


PAIRING SMOKED FISH (TROUT, HERRING) AND WINE


Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine


BEST WINES TO SERVE WITH SOUPS


Usually none, or (Solera) Sherry


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