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12.29.2008

Wine Know How


For some ordering the right type of wine in a restaurant is a daunting task...red or white? sweet or dry? Well here is a guide to which types of wine go best with various foods.
**Sweet, Light White Wines
Rieslings and Gewurztraminer
Asian flavors, white meats (i.e. chicken, turkey), cheeses

**Dry White Wines
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
Cream soups, shellfish, vegetable-based dishes

**Sweet Blush Wines
Zinfandels
Darker cuts of meat, lamb, pork, roast beef, sausages

**Dry Red Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Gamy meats (i.e. duck, rabbit), lamb, roast beef

**Full-Bodied Red Wines
Shiraz, Syrah, Rhone Varietals
Gamy meats, goose, lamb, roast beef

**Sparkling Wines
Champagne, English Bubbly, Spanish Cava
Fish, caviar, cheeses

**Dessert Wines
Ports
Any sweets (i.e. cakes, pastries)

♥ rai

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