Food & Wine Pairing Tips for the Perfect Wine Tasting

You’ve gone to a wine tasting or two and discovered your favorite bottle of choice. But have you ever wondered what great wine goes best with what dish?

Here are some simple guidelines for food and wine pairing that will complement the flavors of your meal.

What should I consider when pairing food and wine?

Always keep in mind the complementing or contrasting elements:

Body or Weight—heavy, medium, or light-body?

Flavor Intensity—weak, moderate or strong?

Aroma—earthy, fruity, grassy, or herbal?

Taste—sweet, spicy, acidic, sour, or bitter?

Quick Pairing Tips

Acidic Wines—acidic wines pair well with many dishes and can make salty dishes appear less salty. Examples are: Sauvignon Blanc, dry Riesling, and Chianti.

Fatty Foods—if the food you are serving is fatty, pair it with wines such as Riesling or Gewurztraminer.

Sweet Foods—have a sweet tooth? Remember that sweet + sweet = a delicious pairing! Sweet food goes well with wine that is slightly sweeter.

Regional Pairing—consider pairing wine with the origin or region of the food and plan that meal with wine. You can explore all of the different flavors of the world! Think an Italian wine paired with a delicious Italian meal, or Spanish tapas paired with a wine from Spain.

Join us for Wine Tasting

Every fourth Wednesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm D’Vine’s Fourth Wednesday Wine Tasting is a great opportunity to try some of our current selections and discover fabulous wine and food pairings for your next dinner party or BBQ.

D’Vine’s wine cellar is stocked with great wines at the lowest prices. They feature boutique and family owned selections available for you or the perfect gift for someone special. D’Vine’s own Sommelier Andrew has spent over almost 20 years as a wine distributor and has traveled around the world learning tasting, harvesting and building an unparalleled wealth of wine knowledge and expertise. Andrew’s relationships in the wine industry allows D’Vine Gourmet to have access to some fabulous wines at special discount pricing—discounts we pass on to you at 30-60% off!