Wine Pairing Guide

Wine Pairing Guide

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.

1. Pairing Food with Wine



Appetizers & First Courses

Asian Food

Cheeses

Desserts

Holiday Meals

Other Main Courses

Turkey

Meat & Poultry

Chicken

Seafood

Oysters

Sushi

Sushi & Supermarket Wines

 

2. Pairing Wine with Food

Red Wines

Pinot Noir

Zinfandel

White Wines

Sauvignon Blanc

Other Wines

Veuve Clicquot’s La Grande Dame

Dom Pérignon

Top 10 Steak Wines

Top 10 Seafood Wines

 

3. Featured Top 10 Lists

Top 10 Steak Wines
Looking for the best red wine to go with your red meat? Choose from GAYOT’s selections of the Top 10 Steak Wines for the perfect vino pairing.

Top 10 Seafood Wines
From red to Rieslings and everything in between, GAYOT has a variety of wine picks that will best match your under-the-sea dish.

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