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Pairing wine with your food


Following is an alphabetical listing of foods that typically would be the basis for selecting a complementary wine. See also Pairing food with your wine. The table was compiled from many sources and represents an extensive review of what the “experts” recommend. Wines listed in bold type are age-old classic pairings and those listed in regular type are typical wine pairings recommended by chefs and wine sommeliers.

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |


A
Asian Cuisine

B
Bacon

Barbecued Meat

Bass

Beef (in general)

Beef Stew

Beef Stroganoff

Berries

Blue Fish

C
Cajun Cuisine

Catfish

Caviar

Cheese (Blue)

Cheese (Brie)

Cheese (Cheddar)

Cheese (Goat)

Cheese (Smoked)

Cheese (Stilton)

Cheesecake

Cheese Sauce

Cherries

Chicken (Barbecued)

Chicken (Fried)

Chicken (Grilled)

Chicken (Roasted)

Chicken (Tikka Masala)

Chili

Chinese Cuisine

Chocolate

Clams (Raw or Steamed)

Cod Fish

Crab

Creole Cuisine

D
Duck

E
Eggs

F
Fish (in general)

Flounder (Fluke)

Fruit (Fresh)

G
Goat

Greek Cuisine

H
Haddock

Halibut

Ham

Hamburgers

Herring

Hot Dogs

I
Indian Cuisine

Indonesian Cuisine

J
Japanese Cuisine

K
Korean Cuisine

L
Lamb

Liver (Calf)

Liver (Chicken)

Lobster

M
Mackerel

Meat Loaf

Melon (in general)

Mexican Cuisine

Middle Eastern Cuisine

Monkfish

Moroccan Cuisine

Mushroom Sauces

Mussels

N
Nuts

O
Oysters

P
Pasta (with meatballs or meat sauce)

Pasta (with tomato sauce)

Peanuts (and peanut sauce)

Pheasant

Pizza

Pork

Prime Rib

Pumpkin Pie

Q
Quail

R
Rabbit

Raspberries

Red Snapper

S
Salad

Salmon

Sardines

Sausage

Scallops

Sea Bass

Shellfish

Shrimp

Sole

Southwestern Cuisine

Steak

Striped Bass (Rockfish)

Sushi

Swordfish

T
Thai Cuisine

Trout

Tuna

Turkey

U
V
Veal

Venison

Vietnamese Cuisine

W
Watermelon

X
Y
Z

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