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What Goes With Wine

What Goes With Wine

Hey there, fellow wine enthusiast! Do you ever wonder what goes best with certain wine types? Or maybe you're just starting with your wine journey and you're curious about the delights of pairing? Either way, you're in the right place. At Black Wine Club, we are all about discovering new ways to enjoy wine, and in this blog post, we'll dive into the essential tips you need to know when it comes to finding the perfect complement. So, let's raise a glass and toast to an exciting adventure that lies ahead!

Red Wines: Bold Flavors, Rich Partnerships

Red wines are known for their robust flavors, making them a great companion to hearty dishes. The key is to look for dishes with richness and heaviness that can hold up to the intensity of the wine.

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Meat dishes: steaks, lamb, venison
  • Dishes with dense sauces: mushroom, tomato, and brown sauces
  • Strong cheeses: cheddar, gouda, blue cheese


  • Meat dishes: grilled meats, pork, sausages, and ribs
  • Pasta: lasagna, spaghetti Bolognese, and meat-stuffed ravioli
  • Vegetarian dishes: eggplant Parmesan and mushroom stroganoff

Pinot Noir

  • Meat dishes: chicken, turkey, duck, and salmon
  • Pasta: creamy pasta dishes, ravioli, and truffle dishes
  • Mild cheeses: brie, Camembert, and Gruyere

White Wines: Crisp Refreshment Meets Delicate Pairings

White wines bring a bright, refreshing contrast to foods. Light and versatile, they pair well with fish, poultry, and vegetable-based dishes.

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    • Fish dishes: white fish, shrimp, crab, and lobster
    • Poultry: chicken, turkey, and quail
    • Savory: risotto, potato gratin, and butternut squash

    Sauvignon Blanc

    • Seafood: oysters, mussels, and calamari
    • Salads: mixed greens or spinach with citrus vinaigrettes
    • Veggies: asparagus, zucchini, and green beans


    • Spicy dishes: Thai, Indian, and Mexican cuisine
    • Fruit dishes: fruit salad, peach cobbler, and baked apples
    • Soft cheese: goat cheese, brie, and Camembert

    Rosé Wines: The Perfect Inbetween

    Rosé wines strike a balance between the refreshing nature of white wines and the robust flavors of red wines. They serve as a match made in heaven for a variety of foods.

    Food Pairing for Rosé

    • Meat dishes: grilled chicken, turkey, and pork
    • Seafood: shrimp, crab, salmon, and tuna
    • Salads: Greek salad, Niçoise salad, and fresh fruit salads

    What Goes With Wine Example:

    Imagine you're hosting a dinner party and want to impress your artsy, creative friends with an exceptional wine pairing experience. Here's an inventive menu with excellent wine pairings:


    - Seared Scallops with Mango and Jalapeno Salsa (paired with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc)

    Main Course:

    - Rosemary and Lemon Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with a Mushroom Red Wine Sauce (paired with a smooth Merlot)


    - Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake (paired with a sweet Riesling)

    And there you have it, a comprehensive guide on what goes with wine! It's time to put these tips into action and let your taste buds soar to new heights. Remember, there's always room to explore and experiment when it comes to wine and food pairings. So, feel free to mix and match these recommendations to your liking.

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      About Basil Tant

      Basil Tant, a highly revered wine connoisseur and sommelier, brings over 15 years of expertise to Black Wine Club. He holds a deep understanding of the art and science of wine, built on a lifelong passion for viniculture. Known for his astute palate and deep knowledge of international varietals, Basil has curated renowned wine collections globally. His intricate tasting notes and insightful commentaries have earned him a well-deserved reputation in the wine world. With his engaging style, Basil brings to life the world of wine, providing readers with invaluable knowledge on tasting, pairing, and collecting. Let Basil be your guide on this journey through the captivating universe of wine.

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