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Wine Pairing

If you'd like some rules of thumb to help you sort out the possibilities, here are two that have stood the test of time. Rule One: Drink red wine with meat, and white wine with fish and poultry. Rule Two: Forget about Rule One and marry any food with any wine you wish; when it comes to personal preferences, there are no rights and wrongs.

There are, of course, some classic food and wine matches that satisfy again and again. Based on our experience, the following matches of widely available dishes and cuisines with the wines of North America are worthy of special consideration. One caveat: sauces can change everything, so ask the cook, sommelier or a waiter for a flavor forecast.

Pairing Food with Wine

Find great wines to pair with a variety of cheeses

Appetizers & First Courses
Asian Food
Holiday Meals
Other Main Courses


Meat & Poultry
- Chicken

- Oysters
- Sushi
- Sushi & Supermarket Wines

Pairing Wine with Food

Learn how to match wines with the right dish

Red Wines
- Pinot Noir
- Zinfandel
White Wines
- Sauvignon Blanc

Other Wines

Veuve Clicquot's La Grande Dame
Dom Perignon
Top 10 Steak Wines
Top 10 Seafood Wines

Featured Top 10 List

No steak dinner is complete without a rich wine to complement your cut (Photo courtesy of Flickr user Hotel du Vin & Bistro)
Photo courtesy Hotel du Vin & Bistro via Flickr
Top 10 Steak Wines
Each of the selections on our list of Top 10 Steak Wines has the firm tannins and full-bodied mouthfeel necessary for pairing with wagyu beef, ribs, veal and just about any kind of red meat.

Discover GAYOT's best wines to pair with steak

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