One of the most frequent questions regarding the wine industry is “Which are wine pairs with which food?” We’re here to help solve that problem and make the art of pairing food and wine simple!

The modern wine expert will pair meals with wines that they enjoy, regardless of whether or not they are a good match. The key question to consider is “Do the wines pair well when paired?” If yes, they should be enjoyed together. The current rule is that anything can be done! Wine comes in different flavors. Varieties of wine are available here at drinktinto.com. Example: skin contact orange wine¬†which is also known as skin ferment wine is made up of white wine grapes.

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But, the more conventional fan of wine seeks to complement wines and foods with a formula that has been used for decades generally goes like this:

Food & Wine

Cheeses Blue: Sauternes, Sherry

Cheeses camembert, Brie: Chardonnay, Champagne

Chicken : Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot

First course: Chardonnay, Champagne

Fis: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, fruity reds

Lamb : Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chianti, Barolo

Vegetarian: Any of the mentioned

Pairing wine & Appetizers

If the Appetizer is

Sweet and Spicy Dry whites, fruity

Smokey and Tangy: Light to medium reds that are bodied

Sweet & Pungent: Young Light-bodied, fruity, roses whites or reds

Drinks after dinner

Serve port, brandy, or liqueur alongside your coffee after dinner. Port can also be served before the cheese.