Wine ABCs

Wine Pairings

We always welcome additions to our list of Not So Traditional Wine Pairings, please feel free to contact Christine and share!

Traditional Wine Pairings
Food Wine
Fois Gras Alsace Pinot Gris vendage tardive
Goat’s Cheese Sancerre or Pouilly-Fume (Sauvignon Blanc)
Partridge Red Burgundy (Pinot Noir)
Roast Lamb Bordeaux (with a higher Cabernet Sauvignon ratio)
Pear Tart Coteaux du layon, Bonnezeaux, or Quarts de Chaume
(Loire Valley, France, Chenin Blanc)
Oysters Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Stilton Vintage Port
Roquefort Sauternes (dessert wine)
Epoisses (cheese) Red Burgundy (Pinot Noir)
Venison Merlot based Bordeaux
Bone-Marrow on Toast Hermitage (Syrah)
Risotto with White Truffles Barolo
Dark Chocolate Tokaj Aszu (dessert wine, Hungary)
Not-so-traditional Wine Pairings
Food Wine
Microwave popcorn Pinot Cherry, Caroline Cellars
Lick’s Burger and Fries Sparkling Wine, Segura Viuda Lavit Rosado Brut, Cava
Spicy Doritos Riesling, Jackson Triggs
Christine’s Wine Pairings
Food Wine
Dark chocolate covered cranberries Zinfandel Port, California
Sirloin burger with blue cheese and mushrooms Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
Kettle corn popcorn Late Harvest Riesling, Niagara
Cajun grilled chicken nachos Kabinett Riesling, Germany
Butter Chicken Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Double chocolate brownies Shiraz, Australia
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