What’s Your Favorite Food + Wine Pairing?

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The #1 Food and Wine Pairing

Pairing food + wine the correct way can make all the difference when it comes to the taste of both the food and the vino! So, what is your go-to food + wine pairing? 

We asked the Bright Cellars employees this question and it was no doubt in their mind that cheese + wine would be number one. 

The Results

Well the Bright Cellars crew got it kind of right this time! Here are the results: 

  • 43.6% of respondents said their favorite pairing is cheese + wine.
  • 21.7% of respondents said their favorite vino pairing is red meat + wine. 
  • 17.2% of respondents said their #1 pairing is pasta + wine.
  • 9.0% of respondents said their favorite pairing is chocolate + wine. 
  • 5.1% of respondents said their fav pairing is fish + wine. 
  • 3.4% of respondents said their favorite wine pairing is vegetarian/vegan food + wine

It is clear that people enjoy their cheese + wine! That doesn’t come as a surprise to us. Cheese is a great drinking buddy snack. Not only does cheese taste great with a perfectly paired glass of wine but it can also help prevent wine teeth when drinking red wine! Seems like a win-win situation to us!

Along with the Glass Half Full readers, we asked Bright Cellars’ Instagram followers the same question. Here are some of our favorite responses!

  • Wine + wine I mean cheese
  • Pasta! In fact any noodle dish! Stir fries, ramen, pad thai, etc. 
  • Option G: All of the Above!
  • ???? + ????

Overall the answers were pretty much the same! Many felt that cheese + wine were their #1 food and wine pairing, and who can blame them?

Drop of Knowledge

Looking for more ways to pair your food + vino? Here are some guides to help get you started!

In Vino Finito

There are millions of ways to pair your food + wine and each has their own unique flair! 

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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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