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Pairing wine with food is often debated. We often confuse how to pair certain flavors with different elements of the dish. As a vegetarian, I am also mentioning some delicious veggie pairing along with good old meat and seafood. Here are a few suggestions after a lot of research and reading.

So, try these combinations are let me know which one you liked the most.

But as they say… The best way to learn about wine is… To DRINK IT.

Happy Drinking!

Lobster Bisque

1. Chardonnay(White)

Primary flavors- Starfruit, Yellow Apple, Vanilla, Pineapple, Butter

Meat: chicken, pork

Seafood: shrimp, crab, lobster

Veggies: potato, apple, squash, mango

Sauces: cream sauces, pesto

In a less technical way, goes great with anything with a rich sauce.

Creamy Mushroom with Spinach

2. Pinot Noir (Red)-

Primary flavors- Cherry, Raspberry, Mushroom, Clove, Hibiscus

Meat: lamb, sausage, filet mignon, chicken

Seafood: tuna, salmon

Veggies: mushrooms, dried fruits, figs, strawberries

Sauces: mushroom sauces, light-medium red sauces

Goes well with earthy notes in food.

Spaghetti Arrabbiata

3. Syrah(Red)- Also known as Shiraz.

Primary Flavors: Blueberry, Black Plum, Milk Chocolate, Tobacco, Green Peppercorn

Meat: roasted tandoori

Fruits and Veggies: currants, stewed tomatoes, beets

Seafood: tuna, salmon

Sauces: BBQ, heavy red sauces

Goes well with highly spicy dishes.

New York Strip Steak with Barbeque Sauce

4. Cabernet Sauvignon(Red) — World’s most widely recognized red wine.

Primary Flavors: Black Cherry, Black Current, Cedar, Anise, Graphite, Tobacco leaf

Meat: rib eye, beef stew

Seafood: grilled, tuna

Veggies: black cherries, tomatoes, broccoli

Sauces: brown sauce, tomato sauce

Goes well with Grilled meat and juicy peppery sauces.

5. Sauvignon Blanc(White) -

Primary Flavors- Lime, Green Apple, Pear, Kiwi, Passionfruit, Guava, Peach

Meat: chicken, turkey, pork

Seafood: oysters, scallops, lobster, shrimp, sushi

Veggies: citrus, green apple, asparagus

Sauces: citrus and light cream sauces

Goes well with tangy flavor food.

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