Wine and Food Pairings - Steak, Seafood, and Chicken
What is Wine and Food Pairings
Wine Pairings with Steak
There's really nothing better than a juicy, flavorful steak to go along with your favorite red wine. The components of a red wine are going to pair very nicely and complement the choice of steak for dinner. When pairing your food with your wine, it's important to keep in mind that you aren't going to want either to overpower one another so you have to find the perfect balance between the flavors. That's why steak and red wine go so well together; neither will be overpowered by the flavors of one another.
Red Wines We Recommend Pairing with Steak
Cabernet Sauvignon - Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The wine tastes are rich and intense with a complex character and smooth finish. Luxurious texture with black currants and vanilla. One of the best value wines we have - the boldness of the wine is the perfect pairing for a great steak.
Zinfandel - 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel 2016
Bursting with aromatic red fruit scents and complex black fruit flavors. A touch of Petite Sirah and Syrah enhance those flavors even more with bold black and white pepper spices.
Wine Pairings with Seafood
Red and White Wines We Recommend Pairing With Seafood
Pinot Noir - The Pinot Project Pinot Noir 2017
Pure Pinot aromas and flavors -- black cherries kissed by oak and complimented by just the right amount of Asian spice. Extremely versatile with a host of your favorite dishes.
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Chardonnay - Orin Swift Cellars Mannequin Chardonnay 2016
A massive palate consists of ripe white peach and a bold Werther’s Original entry and a layered mid- palate of nectarines, pineapple and honey. A touch of green apple and wet stone culminate in a concise cre`me brulee finish.
Wine Pairings with Chicken
You can enjoy your chicken with either a red or white wine depending on your preference as well as how you prepared your chicken. If you prepared your chicken in a light, creamy sauce you're going to want to go with a white wine such as a versatile Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, or Pinot Gris.You can also pair these white wines with chicken that is prepared with light seasoning or slightly spicy chicken dishes. If you are going to go with a spicy chicken dish or spicy asian chicken dish, we suggest pairing with a Riesling because of the great fruit-forward flavor.
For chicken that is prepared with a tomato or Pepper-based sauce, we recommend going with a red wine. A good Merlot would work great here but if you prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon we say go for it instead. Also if you're roasting a chicken, you may look to pair it with a red wine such as a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. If you prefer a white wine however, we suggest pairing a roasted chicken with Chardonnay.
Chicken wine pairing is similar to seafood in the way that the perfect pairing really comes down to how the dish is prepared, how much and what seasoning to use, isfthe sauce a light, white sauce or if it is a red sauce, etc.