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Wine and Food

It can be a struggle knowing which wine to pair with what meal but not anymore. Here at Warner we have compiled a quick guide to pairing wine with food – whether you’re looking for a bottle to complement a dish, or you’ve got the bottle and you’re in need of food-spiration, you’ll find the answer to your dilemma below. 

I’m eating… what should I drink with it?

  • White meat
    White Burgundy, Bacchus, New World Chardonnay, barrel fermented Chardonnay.
  • Red meat
    Pinot Noir, Malbec, Merlot, Tempranillo.
  • Hard cheese
    White Burgundy, Chablis, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Viura, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir.
  • Soft cheese
    Pinot Gris, Ortega, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Grenache.
  • Fish
    Italian whites, Brut sparkling, dry Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gamay, Pinot Noir.
  • Desserts
    Chocolate goes well with Maury or Port; fruity desserts go well with Moscato or demi sec sparkling, sweet Bacchus .
  • Vegetables
    Bacchus, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Rosé sparkling.
  • Starches
    Oaked Bacchus, Chardonnay.

Now let’s look at it in the reverse. How often have you bought a bottle of wine and not known what to serve it with?

I’ve got a bottle of… what should I eat with it?

  • Sparkling wine
    Choose something salty such as sushi, fish and chips or popcorn.
  • Muscadet
    Dry white wines like this go well with vegetable dishes – try a veggie omelette.
  • Rosé
    Richly flavoured food such as a Moroccan tagine is the ideal accompaniment to a bottle of Rosé.
  • Tempranillo
    A medium red wine complements roasted food – serve up a lamb roast dinner with all the trimmings.
  • Port
    Serve this classic dessert wine with a cheeseboard and grapes for a mouth-watering taste sensation.

Did you know?

All of our wine experts said sparkling wine and fish was their favourite combination – because “the fresh acidity really helps to cut through any oils and releases delicious flavours”.