When it comes to wine pairing, there are no hard and fast rules.
However, certain wines tend to pair well with certain types of protein.
Here are a few general guidelines to help you choose the right wine for your next meal:
- If you’re serving red meat such as steak or lamb, look for a red wine with bold flavors that can stand up to the richness of the meat. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah are all good choices.
- For poultry dishes, white wines are generally a better match. Look for something with moderate acidity and moderate fruitiness, such as a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.
You’ll also want to consider the sauce or seasoning on your meat.
Spicy dishes go well with fruity wines, while sweeter sauces pair nicely with dry wines.
And if you’re serving a simply seasoned dish, look for a wine that has similar flavors.
For example, a rosemary-crusted steak would be delicious with a Hermitage Blanc from the Rhone Valley in France.
Meat and Wine Pairing Guides
Here are our detailed guides on Wine pairing with meat and poultry to help you out –
Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment!
The best way to find out what you like is to try different combinations and see what you enjoy the most.
So open up a bottle of your favorite red or white and get cooking!