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Wine & Food Pairings

Since everyone's sense of taste is different, wine & food pairings vary by individual choice, so each person should decide for him or herself what combinations of wine and food taste work best.

Remember these are only suggestions. You'll soon discover the the combinations that make the perfect meal. Eat and drink what you enjoy!

Usually you'll want to drink light-to-dark, just as when you plan a meal you start with delicate tastes and work towards heavier tastes. For this reason, you probably wouldn't serve a red wine with appetizers or opening courses in a meal. Red wines do go very nicely with heavier foods such as beef, red pasta, and so on.

Beaujolais Pinot Noir Merlot Cabernet Zinfandel Port
Strong Cheese X X X X X X
Appetizers X
Pasta, red sauce X X X X X
Poultry X
Pork X X
Beef X X X X
Chocolate X X X