1. Rosé + Pesto Salmon Pasta
A light and fruity rosé is truly one of the best things to sip in the warmer months. Pair it with baked salmon and pesto pasta, two key ingredients that lend themselves well to the freshness and acidity of a full-bodied rosé.
2. Merlot + French Onion Beef Roast
A rich merlot pairs best with hearty, filling foods. Think meat and potatoes! This soft, velvety wine will work nicely with a warm roast and a side of mashed potatoes to elevate any comfort meal.
3. Moscato + Red Chicken Curry
Moscatos, both white and pink, are known for their sweet, fruity flavors, often with citrus or peach. To contrast these light flavors, try adding some spice and heat to the main course. Try pairing your favorite moscato with a spicy red chicken curry to mix the sweet and spicy in a way that will leave you wanting more.
4. Cabernet Sauvignon + Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
A classic cabernet sauvignon needs an equally rich meal to complement the dark fruity flavors, and while many people reach for red meat, mushrooms also pair with this wine perfectly. Try spinach-stuffed portobello mushrooms, packed with creamy cheese and a perfect meat-free option.
5. Pinot Noir + Classic Oysters
When we think of pinot noir, we think of sipping a tasty glass by the ocean and enjoying fresh seafood. Recreate these vibes no matter where you live with a pairing of oysters. Don't feel too intimidated; this recipe is simple to follow and will impress any dinner guests with how fancy it seems!
6. Riesling + Crème Brûlée Cupcakes
Looking for an after-dinner sweet treat? Pour a glass of refreshing riesling and pair with these crème brûlée cupcakes. The sweet flavors cut by the salty caramel make for a delicious, sophisticated dessert for any dinner party or just because!
7. Chardonnay + Fruity Baked Brie
A tasty chardonnay lends itself well to bright fruits and creamy cheeses, so instead of choosing one or the other, why not both? Accompany a glass of chilled chardonnay with this apricot baked brie and taste how well the fruity, warm flavors mix with a crisp glass of this white wine.
8. Sauvignon Blanc + Balsamic Glazed Chicken
Sauvignon blanc is a tart and crispy wine with high acidity and bright flavors. It pairs well with light proteins, such as chicken or fish, and bolder flavors, such as vinaigrettes. Make this balsamic glazed chicken for the best of both and note how the sauvignon blanc enhances the rich balsamic flavors.
What is your favorite type of wine?