Wine and Food Pairing

For heavier foods, such as prime rib or rich tomato sauces, a bold, hearty red such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel is usually a good choice. Petit Verdot would be great with spicy dishes such as Iranian Beryooni or Mexican Adobo.

In the end, pairing red wine and food really depends on what tastes good to you.

Aglianico

  • Lamb Chops
  • Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Osso Buco
  • Sausages
  • Aleatico
  • Fruit Cake
  • Biscuits
  • Spicy Cheese
  • Fruit Salads
  • Chocolate

Barbera

  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Lasagna
  • Veal Scallopini
  • Tomato & Basil Pizza
  • Hamburger

Beaujolais

  • Corn Beef & Cabbage
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Curry
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich

Cabernet Franc

  • Grilled Steak
  • Vegetable Lasagna
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Ostrich!
  • Smoked Ham
  • Grilled Salmon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Brisket
  • Bangers & Mash
  • Chocolate Souffle
  • Mushrooms
  • Pork Milanese
  • Rabbit Pate
  • Venison
  • Pumpkin Pie

Carignane

  • Lamb with Herbs de Provence
  • Hamburger
  • Pot Roast
  • Cabbage Soup
  • Cajun Chicken
  • Chicken Tikka Masala

Carmenere

  • Carne Asada
  • Lamb with Mint
  • Stuffed Peppers
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Pinto Bean Chile

Cinsault

  • Escargot
  • Stew
  • Hot Smoked Salmon Filets
  • Braised and Roasted Meat Dishes
  • Moroccan Lamb
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Thai Curry
  • Samosas
  • Fried Dough
  • Pizza
  • Fresh Fruit

Grenache

  • Grilled Salmon
  • BBQ
  • Lamb
  • Skirt Steak with Moroccan Spice Rub and Yogurt Sauce

Malbec

  • Smoky cured beef
  • Charcuterie
  • Chilli con carne
  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Fajitas
  • Beef burritos
  • Burgers
  • Braised leg of lamb
  • Lamb shanks
  • Braised beef stews or shortribs
  • Pot roast pheasant
  • Duck confit
  • Cassoulet
  • Sausages with garlic

Merlot

  • Pasta in Tomato Sauce
  • Grilled Beef Steaks
  • Grilled Lamb
  • Pizza with Pesto Sauce
  • Mushrooms
  • Pumpkin Pie

Mourvedre

  • Beef Short Ribs
  • Pork Shoulder
  • Lentils
  • Portobello Mushrooms

Petit Verdot

  • Lamb Stew
  • Lamb Chops
  • Lamb Kabobs
  • Roasted Pork
  • Barbecue Beef Short Ribs
  • Ground Beef Burgers
  • Iranian Beryooni
  • Mexican Adobo
  • Beef with Mole
  • Chinese Barbecue Pork

Petite Sirah

  • Roasted Pork
  • Barbecued Beef
  • Beef Burgers
  • Chicken in Mole Sauce

Pinot Noir

  • Vegan Enchiladas
  • Pork Roast
  • Squash Soup
  • Pates and terrines
  • Beef Wellington

Port

  • Apple Pie
  • Tarte Tatin
  • Baked Figs
  • Orange Tart
  • Caramel Tart
  • Cooked Strawberries with Pepper
  • Chocolate Brownie

Primitivo

  • Moroccan Style Lamb
  • Pasta Rustica¬†
  • Pizza with Anchovies
  • Seafood Jambalaya
  • Spicy Beef Tacos

Sangiovese

  • Rare Steaks
  • Roasted Game Birds
  • Wild Boar
  • Rich Chicken or Mushroom Dishes
  • Anything with Tomato Sauce!

Syrah/Shiraz

  • Asian Ribs with Five Spice Rub and Hoisin Sauce
  • Beef Stew
  • Brisket
  • Gouda Burgers with Grilled Onions and Pickled Peppers
  • Grilled Lamb
  • Grilled London Broil

Tempranillo

  • Lasagna, pizza and dishes with tomato-based sauces.
  • Barbecue grilled-meats, smoky dishes.
  • Grits, polenta, and dishes with corn as a major ingredient.
  • Mexican food such as tacos, nachos, burritos, and chile rellenos.

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