Pairing Wine with Appetizers

Paring wine with appetizers

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.

1Best Wine to Serve with Antipasto

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

2Wine to Pair with Asparagus

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

3Pairing Carpaccio (Beef) with Wine

Barbera, Cabernet Rosé, Rhône Blends

4Carpaccio (Tuna) pairings with Wine

Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, Vin Gris

5Best Wine to Serve with Caviar

Brut Sparkling Wine

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

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

7Pairing Cold Meats and Wine

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

8Pairing Wine with Crudités 

Pinot Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Gamay Beaujolais

9What Wine to Serve with Foie Gras

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

10Best Wine to Serve with Niçoise Salad

Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc

11Pairing Nuts or Olives with Wine

Brut Sparkling Wine

12What Wine to Serve with Oysters (Raw)

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

13Pairing Pasta Salad with Wine

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

14Wine to Pair with Pasta with Cream Sauce

Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc

15Best Wine to Serve with Pasta with Shellfish

Sauvignon (Fumé) Blanc, Chardonnay

16Pairing Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Wine

Barbera, Sangiovese, Zinfandel Rhône Blends

17Best Wine to Serve with Pasta with Vegetables

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

18Pairing Pâtés with Wine

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

19What Wine to Serve with Prosciutto and Melon

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

20Pairing Quiche and Wine

Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Gamay Beaujolais

21Best Wine to Serve with Scallops

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

22Pairing Smoked Fish (Trout, Herring) and Wine

Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Brut Sparkling Wine

23Best Wines to Serve with Soups

Usually none, or (Solera) Sherry