Wine and Food Pairing Guide (Printable List)

With each passing day, I learn more and more about pairing food and wine.

There is so much to learn and of course, everyone’s palates are different. Below is a quick guide to help you pair properly!

If you are going to eat steak, pair with a Cabernet Sauvignon.

If you are going to eat a hamburger and/or sausage, pair with a Zinfandel.

If you are going to eat pork tenderloin, pair with a Merlot.

If you are going to eat sweet or spicy barbecue, pair with a Malbec or Shiraz.

If you are going to eat pasta with red sauce, pair with a Sangiovese, Chianti or Merlot.

If you are going to eat pasta with white cream sauce, pair with a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc

If you are going to eat pizza, pair with a Barbera or Chianti.

If you are going to eat Mexican food, pair with a Rioja, Tempranillo, or Gewürztraminer.

If you are going to eat roasted chicken, try a Pinot Noir.

If you are going to eat salmon, pair with a Pinot Gris or Pinot Noir.

If you are going to eat a salad with vinaigrette dressing, pair with a Sauvignon Blanc.

If you are going to eat lobster or shrimp, pair with a Chardonnay.

If you are going to eat crab, pair with a Pinot Grigio.

If you are going to eat curry, pair with a Sauvignon Blanc or Gewürztraminer.

If you are going to east spicy Asian food, pair with a Riesling.

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