White Wine and Food Flavor Matches

Sparkling / Champagne

  • Salty foods like caviar, potato chips, hors d’oeuvres, smoked salmon and shrimp.
  • Intensely flavored and rich food like the foie gras.
  • A classic match for Chinese food.

Chardonnay

  • Gently flavored pasta dishes and risotto
  • Chicken, fishes and shellfish recipes with the cream based sauces
  • light salad starters
  • Roast pork
  • Eastern and Indian dishes with creamy coconut and peanuts
  • Kiwi and papaya fruits

Sauvignon Blanc

 

 

 

 

  • Goat’s cheese , asparagus
  • Shellfish, chicken and fish dishes with a squeeze of lemon
  • Japanese dishes like shashimi
  • White fish and seafood salad, chicken salad and garden salad
  • Vegetable and vegetable soups
  • Creole dishes like Jambalaya

Semillon

  • Plain, mild fish dishes
  • Honey roast chicken

Gewurztraminer

  • Richly flavored appetizers like liver pates.
  • Hot and spicy Chinese and Indian dishes

White Zinfandel

  • Hamburgers and any food served with ketchup
  • Salmon and other meats grilled with tomato-based barbecue sauce

Muscat

  • Sweet puddings
  • Pecan pies
  • Ice creams
  • Light fruit salads and jellies

Riesling

  • Pecan pie, sweet fruit pies and tarts and apple pudding
  • Chinese foods
  • Japanese dishes like sushi, sashimi, wasabi ,tempura and teriyaki
  • Pork, duck and goose with fruit sauces
  • Smoked fish pates

Pinot Gris

  • Chicken salad with grapes
  • Mild spiced Chicken
  • Oysters, smoked salmon and baked orange roughy
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Pasta with garlic pesto

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