PAIRING WINE AND FOOD

The old rule of thumb regarding wine was to serve red wine with
steak and white wine with chicken or fish. Today, thatís no longer true.
With such a wide range of styles available, pairing wine with food is
all about flavor and body. The wine youíre sewing should complement 
the food, not overpower it. Here are a few helpful suggestions:

BEEF
Steaks ......................................Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel
Roasts .....................................Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Shiraz
CHEESE
Blue cheese..................................................... Chardonnay
Brie............................................. Chardonnay, Champagne
Cheddar.................................................... Cabernet, Merlot
Goat cheese............................................. Sauvignon Blanc
CHICKEN
Marinated and grilled................ Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Gewurzt
Roasted.......................................................
..... Chardonnay
FISH AND SHELLFISH
Crab, lobster or shrimp......... Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc
Mild flavored fish....................................... Sauvignon Blanc
Strong flavored fish.......................................... Chardonnay
Salmon........................................... Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
LAMB
Grilled or roasted.................................................. Cabernet
PASTA
With cream sauce..................................... Sauvignon Blanc
With pesto........................................................ Chardonnay
With tomato sauce......................  Merlot, Chianti, Cabernet
P OR K
Ham......................................... Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet
Tenderloin..................................................... Merlot, Shiraz
Roasts....................................................... Cabernet, Merlot
SALADS
Tossed salad............................................ Sauvignon Blanc
Fruit salad.......................................... Champagne, Riesling
TURKEY
Roasted................................................... Merlot, Pinot Noir


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