Expert Wine Pairing Tips

Everybody loves a good glass of wine to enjoy while eating a delicious homemade dinner, but not everybody knows what wine to drink with which dinner. Listed below are some great examples of wines and what pairs well with them to use for your next dinner party.

White Zinfandel
White Zinfandel is a bold wine that pairs well with bold flavors. Some examples of foods that go well with this type of wine include:

  • Spicy Barbeque
  • Zesty Rice and Beans
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Korean BBQ

Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is a robust, fruity and very flavorful wine which makes it an easy wine to pair food with. Some foods that go well with it include:

  • Roasted Duck Breast
  • Seared Salmon
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Beef Tips with Gravy

Chardonnay
Chardonnay is definitely a fan favorite, with its oakey taste mixed with the smooth finish, chardonnay is a great wine to drink with dinner. Some meal pairings that go great with Chardonnay are:

  • Lemon Garlic Fish
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Cheesy Pasta Dishes
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast

Merlot
Merlot is a more refined tasting wine that has a deep rich taste making it pair great with foods such as:

  • Beef Stir Fry with Vegetables
  • Roasted Lamb Shank
  • Stir Fried Rice with Pork and Vegetables
  • Porterhouse Steak and Fingerling Potatoes