Pairing Wine with Appetizers

By Gayot Editors

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.

1. Best Wine to Serve with Antipasto

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

2. Wine to Pair with Asparagus

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

3. Pairing Carpaccio (Beef) with Wine

Barbera, Cabernet Rosé, Rhône Blends

4. Carpaccio (Tuna) pairings with Wine

Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, Vin Gris

5. Best Wine to Serve with Caviar

Brut Sparkling Wine

6. What Wine to Serve with Clams (Raw or Casino)

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

7. Pairing Cold Meats and Wine

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

8. Pairing Wine with Crudités 

Pinot Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Gamay Beaujolais

9. What Wine to Serve with Foie Gras

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

10. Best Wine to Serve with Niçoise Salad

Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc