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Pairing White Wine with Food

Try pairing spicy foods with a sweet white wine

White wines pair harmoniously with light meals like fish, turkey and chicken. But what about serving a white wine with spicy cuisine? Try pairing a sweet Riesling with spicy food like Asian cuisine or curry. Or try a Vin Gris with spicy Mexican foods. White wine fits with many meals; try one of our suggestions!

WHAT FOOD TO SERVE WITH CHARDONNAY

Shrimp, lobster, crab, scallops, red snapper, striped bass, other white fish, tuna, oysters (raw), pasta with shellfish, pasta with clam sauce, crudité, chicken, turkey, veal

PAIRING CHENIN BLANC AND FOOD

Chicken, shrimp, oysters (raw), clams, mussels, antipasto, crudité, quiche, pasta salad, Thai foods, spicy Mexican foods, hard cow and sheep cheese

BEST FOOD TO SERVE WITH COLOMBARD


Shrimp


WHAT FOOD TO SERVE WITH CYNTHIANA


Steak, sausage, veal


BEST FOOD TO PAIR WITH CHIANTI

Pasta with tomato sauce, pizza, most Italian foods

PAIRING GEWÜRZTRAMINER WITH FOOD


Foie gras, paté, prosciutto, smoked fish (trout, herring), chicken salad, Thai foods, hard cow and sheep cheese, fresh fruit


WHAT FOOD TO SERVE WITH MARSANNE


Crab, lobster


BEST FOOD TO SERVE WITH MUSCAT


Foie gras, prosciutto, hard cow and sheep cheese, berries, custards, puddings



PAIRING PINOT BLANC AND FOOD


Shrimp, striped bass, mussels, smoked fish (trout, herring), clams, oysters (raw), antipasto, pasta with cream sauce, pasta with vegetables, crudité, prosciutto, chicken salad, spicy Chinese foods, Thai foods


BEST FOOD TO SERVE WITH PINOT GRIGIO / GRIS


Salmon, salmon tartare, oysters (raw), mussels, antipasto, spicy Chinese foods


WHAT FOOD TO SERVE WITH RIESLING (DRY)


Chicken, white fish, smoked fish (trout, herring), oysters (raw), rabbit, sausage, pasta salad, pasta with vegetables, paté, prosciutto, quiche, frankfurters, curry (fish or chicken), spicy Chinese foods, spicy Mexican foods, Thai foods


PAIRING RIESLING (SEMI-DRY) AND FOOD


Chicken, sausage, sushi, sashimi, smoked fish (trout, herring), quiche, asparagus, cold meats, paté, prosciutto, rabbit, chicken salad, curry (chicken or fish), spicy Chinese foods, spicy Mexican foods, Thai foods


BEST FOOD TO SERVE WITH ROUSSANNE


Crab, lobster


PAIRING SAUVIGNON (FUMÉ) BLANC AND FOOD


Salmon, shrimp, swordfish, tuna, red snapper, mussels, crab, scallops, clams, oysters (raw), pasta with shellfish, pasta with vegetables, pasta salad, Nicoise salad, asparagus, antipasto, foie gras, curry (fish or chicken), soft goat cheese
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PAIRING SÉMILLON


Salmon, scallops, white fish, pasta salad


BEST FOOD TO SERVE WITH SEYVAL BLANC


Clams, cold meats, paté



SERVING VIDAL BLANC AND FOOD


Shrimp, asparagus


WHAT FOOD TO SERVE WITH VIGNOLES


Cold meats, striped bass


PAIRING FOOD AND VIN GRIS


Chicken, salmon, swordfish, tuna, ham, cold meats, paté, couscous, smoked chicken, spicy Mexican foods


VIOGNIER PAIRING WITH FOOD


White fish, quiche, pasta with vegetables



For more information on these varietals,
check out our Wine Varietals Definitions

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