Simple Tips for Pairing Wine with Food
There are many articles written about how to pair wine with food…. so what makes this article any different?
I don’t know about you but often after I read those articles, I am even more confused about which wine goes well with which food, then I was before I started reading. So here it is …. the most simple article for pairing wine with food. Print it out… keep it on your fridge… and you will never have to wonder again which wine goes with tonights dinner.
Chardonnay – for oily fish or fish in rich sauce.
Silky white wines like Chardonnay are delicious with fish like salmon or any kind of seafood in a lush sauce. We recommend our Grove Estate – Murringo Way Chardonnay 2019
Cabernet Sauvignon – delicious with tender red meat
Cabernet Sauvignon blends are terrific with steaks and chops. The firm tannins in these wines refresh the palate after each bite of meat. We recommend our Grove Estate – “Think Outside The Circle” Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Sauvignon Blanc – great with chicken and creamy pasta dishes.
Sauvignon Blanc is a freakishly food-friendly wine, excelling beside creamy pasta dishes, seafood, chicken, as well as moderately spicy dishes. We recommend our Grove Estate – “Wherehaveyou Bin Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (New Vintage)“
Nebbiolo – italian dishes and red meats.
Nebbiolo loves meat, especially beef, and lamb. Pair it with braised shanks, rich stews and casseroles, and basic grilled lamb. It is also a solid pasta wine especially those served with traditional meat sauce such as spaghetti bolognese and full-flavoured lasagna. We recommend our Grove Estate – Sommita Nebbiolo 2017.
Shiraz – grilled or roast meat, stews, Aussie barbeques and strong cheeses.
The weather is warming up and you are getting ready to clean off the barbeque and start the outdoor entertaining… don’t forget the Shiraz… great with bbq steak, sausages, kebabs and hearty vegetables that have a nice char from the grill. We recommend our Grove Estate – The Cellar Block Shiraz 2017
Moscato – deserts, tarts and sumptuous cakes.
We recommend our Grove Estate – Wherehaveyou Bin “Bin Giggling” Moscato. Sure to bring a big smile to your face with the delicious sweetness of the muscat grape.
Champagne – perfect with anything salty
Most dry sparkling wines, such as Champagne actually have a faint touch of sweetness. That makes them extra-refreshing when served with salty foods. Or of course, great for celebrating any special occassion. We recommend our Grove Estate – Flanders Fields Methode Champenoise 2016