Want to know what wine would pair nicely with food and nosh for your next special occasion? Check out some of these pairing tips.
Dry. Medium-heavy body. Typically with oak (creamy, buttery, toast) and subtle flavors with aromas of apple, citrus, apricot and tropical fruit.
Pairs well with: Mild Cheese, Salmon, Scallops, Chicken, Baked Ham, Cheesecake
Sauvignon Blanc (So-veen-YOHN-Blahnk)
Dry. Light-medium body. Clean and refreshing with crisp flavors of grapefruit, lemon, passion fruit and melon.
Pairs well with: Oysters, Shrimp, Lobster, Chicken, Key Lime Pie
Pinot Grigio (Pea-no-GREE-gee-oh)
Medium body. Crispy and dry with fruit forward flavors of citrus, green apple and floral notes.
Pairs well with: White Sauces, Grilled Chicken, Lobster, Shrimp, Pork, Apple Tart
Sweet. Light body. Traditionally sweet (off-dry) with flavors of stone fruit, melon, apple, citrus and notes of minerality.
Pairs well with: Creamy Cheeses, Spicy Dishes, Baked Ham, Grilled Pork, Melon
Sweet. Light body. Sweet flavors of apricot, peach and honeysuckle.
Pairs well with: Oysters, Shrimp, Spicy Dishes, Peach Cobbler, Sorbet
Light and bubbly.
Pairs well with: Nutty Cheeses, Oysters, Clams, Crab, Spicy Food, Milk Chocolate
Cabernet Sauvignon (ka-behr-NAY soh-vee-YOHN)
Dry. Heavy body. Rich flavors of blackberry, plum, black cherry and notes of earthiness.
Pairs well with: Pungent Cheeses, Grilled Steak, Roasted Lamb, Red Sauces, Dark and Bittersweet Chocolate.
Dry. Heavy body. Luscious cherry, black raspberry and plum notes.
Pairs well with: Smoked Turkey, Carne Asada, Pulled Pork, Dark and Bittersweet Chocolate
Dry. Medium–heavy body. Spicy flavors of ripe berries, pepper and jammy fruit.
Pairs well with: Aged Cheeses, Spare Ribs, Brisket, Leg of Lamb, Pizza, Chili, Beef Stew, Chocolate Cake
Dry. Medium body. Lush and velvety with flavors of red berries and chocolate.
Pairs well with: Aged Cheeses, Veal, Meatloaf, Hamburgers, Salmon, Red Sauces, Chocolate Mousse
Pinot Noir (PEA-no-Nwar)
Dry. Medium body. Fruity at the core with flavors of strawberry, cherry and plums.
Pairs well with: Creamy Cheeses, Roasted Pork, Smoked Sausage, Salmon, Crème Brûlée
Off-dry. Medium body. Can be different styles but usually have flavors of jam, blackberry and plum.
Pairs well with: Risotto, Lamb Chops, Grilled Steak, Hamburgers, Cherry Pie