Wine & Food Pairings

Wine and Food pairings is an individual choice. Every person's sense of taste is different. In general, each person should decide for him or herself what combinations of wine and food taste good - don't worry about what anyone else says should work. However, I understand this is difficult when a wine drinker is just starting out. Hence, this listing.

Remember - these are only guidelines!! You will figure out quite quickly that your own tongue has its own idea of what goes well with what. Trust your own judgement, and eat and drink what you enjoy!

Typically, you 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, Champagne tends to go very well with appetizers or opening courses in a meal. White wine is usually a match for salads and lighter dishes, while red wine works perfectly with steaks and heavier meat sauces. A port is often the perfect end to a meal, sipped with a piece of chocolate cake.

Wine and Food Pairing Basics
Cooking with Wine Basics
Restaurant Wine Tips
Pairing Wine by Food Types

Pairing Charts by Wine Color

Red Wine and Food
White Wine and Food
Champagne and Food

Menu Suggestions by Wine Type

Champagne Pairing Suggestions
Chardonnay Pairing Suggestions

All content on the WineIntro website is personally written by author and wine enthusiast Lisa Shea. WineIntro explores the delicious variety and beautiful history which makes up our world of wine! Lisa loves supporting local wineries and encouraging people to drink whatever they like. We all have different taste buds, and that makes our world wonderful. Always drink responsibly.