Food and Wine Pairings

Despite what some experts would have you believe there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to matching food with wine, as everyone has different tastes.

We have however collected some good tips that should stand you in good stead when selecting a wine to go with a meal.

FlavourRecommended Wine
Roast BeefCabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux
Salty seafood & shellfishPinot Grigio
Muscadet
Pinot Bianco
White Bordeaux
SpicyGerwurztraminer
Moscato d'Asti
Extra dry Champagne
Syrah
German Riesling
Smoked or Grilled (fish, meats, or vegetables)Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon
Merlot
Syrah
Pinot Noir or Pinot Gris
Citrus flavoursGerman Riesling
Viognier
Ugni Blanc
Cotes du Rhone
Sauvignon Blanc
Sparkling wines
Root vegetables & mushroomsCabernet and Bordeaux blends
Chateauneuf du Pape
Barolo
Pinot Noir
Rioja
Creamy saucesChardonnay
This infographic is also pretty handy to get you started. Click on it for a larger size.

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