10 Tips to Pairing Wine with Food

Wine and food go together like a jacket potato and sour cream. Okay, maybe not like that, but wine and food have been paired together ever since its creation. People needed something to wash their cheese down with, duh. Although any type of wine can go with any type of food (red wine and pizza is our personal favorite), some wines pair better with certain foods than others. Here are just a few examples.

1. Champagne & Popcorn

Champagne pairs perfectly well with salty foods like popcorn (and a rom com while you’re at it).

2. Sauvignon Blanc + Grapefruit

Sauv Blanc goes great with tart flavors. And the tartest fruit we know? Grapefruits of course.

3. Old Reds + Classis Italian Dishes

Aged red wines like Cab Sauv and Merlot are exactly what your penne pasta doused in parmesan and sauce need.

4. Pinot Grigio + Fish

With its acidity and light, fruity flavors, Pinot Grigio is the perfect vino to wash down a tasty cod dish.

5. Chardonnay + Shellfish

Not a Pinot Grigio fan? Chardonnay is another white that can typically pair with any fish and goes swimmingly with a buttery lobster.

6. Dry Riesling + Sweet & Sour

A sweeter, acidic varietal like Riesling is the perfect match for your spicy foods. Craving sweet and sour chicken? Riesling’s got you covered.

7. Moscato + Fruity Desserts

In need of an adult-sugar-rush? Pair a glass of Moscato with a something fruity and sweet. It’s like childhood, but different.

8. Dry Rosé + Grilled Cheese

Adulting is hard, but Rosé and grilled cheese make it a bit better. And we’ll cheers to that. 

9. Malbec + Barbeque Anything

Malbec’s full body and dark fruit notes (think black cherry and plum) taste delicious with anything smothered in barbecue sauce.

10. Wine + Food

Any wine can pair well with any food if you try hard enough. Period. End of story.



Bright Cellars

Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

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