Friday, June 11, 2010

Pairing Wines With Entrees


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Learn some basics about what wines match well with steak, what wines match well with fish and what wines match well with sauces.  Choosing the best fitting wine can enhance your taste buds which will improve the flavor of your food.  Wine complements your meal which makes dining out even more enjoyable.

Red Wines

Jacobs Creek Merlot
Taste:  Cherry, red fruit with a plum light oak.
Match With:  Poultry, lobster, pork chops, lobster, ravioli, peppercorn sauce and chimichurri.

Cupcake Merlot
Taste:  Cherry, chocolate, red fruit and oak.
Match With:  Lobster, steaks, veal chops, poultry, pork chops, peppercorn sauce, ravioli and chimichurri.
In General Merlot complement meat better.

337 Cabernet
Taste:  Dark cherry and mocha, blackberry and spice.
Match With:  Leg of lamb, lamb chops and steaks.
This particular wine pairs great with Steak.

Main Street Cabernet
Taste: 
Plum, black cherry, blackberry and cassis.
Match With:  Poultry, lobster, veal chops, pork chops and ravioli.

Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir
Taste:  Smoke, oak, vanilla and earth.  A heavy oak flavor.
Match With:  Bass, snapper, roasted chicken, peppercorn sauce and chimichurri.

Rosemont Shiraz
Taste:  Black cherry, black currant and oak.
Match With:  Tuna, Salmon, Swordfish, Roasted Chicken and Duck.
Complements dark meat more.

Terrazas De Los Andes Malbec
Taste:  Dark fruit flavor, supple and oak.
Match With:  Poultry, lobster, veal chops, pork chops and ravioli.
Pairs great with Jambalaya.

Aziano Chianti Classico
Taste:  Chocolate, black cherry and nuts.
Match With:  Bass, shrimp, snapper, scallops, pasta marinara, salmon, tuna, swordfish, roasted chicken and duck.
Pairs great with Fra Diavlo dishes.

Menage a Trios
Taste:  A blend of merlot, zinfandel, cabernet and has a fruity mouth and oak finish.
Match With:  Big sauces and spicy dishes.
Considered a sweet red.






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White Wines

Snap Dragon Chardonnay

Taste:  Pear, apple, pineapple and no oak.
Match With:  Bass, snapper, shrimp, scallops, pasta marinara, pesto, chimichurri, mustard, alfredo, carbonara and vodka tomato.

Francis Ford Coppola Chardonnay
Taste:  Melon, elegant, pear, vanilla, clove and oak.
Match With:  Tuna, salmon, swordfish, duck, roasted chicken, ravioli, lobster, stews, pork chops, chimichurri, pesto, carbonara, alfredo and vodka tomato.

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay
Taste:  Melon, pineapple and oak.
Match With:  Tuna, swordfish, salmon, roasted chicken, duck, pesto, chimichurri, mustard, alfredo, carbonara and vodka tomato.

Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio
Taste:  Apricot, pear medium bodied.
Match With:  Bass, shrimp, scallops, pasta marinara and snapper.

Santa Marina Pinot Grigio
Taste:  Perfumed pear and lemon.
Match With:  flounder, sole, clams and oysters.

Matua Sauvignon Blanc
Taste:  Citrus fruits
Match With:  Duck, roasted chicken, swordfish, tuna, salmon, pesto sauce, mustard and lemon.

Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc
Taste:  Passion fruit and grapefruit
Match With:  Salmon, swordfish, tuna, duck, roasted chicken, pesto sauce, mustard and lemon.

Montevina White Zinfandel
Taste:  Sweet, pleasant crispness, strawberries and peaches.
Match With:  Sole, salads, flounder, clams, oysters

Richter Reisling
Taste:  Light sweet, floral and citrus
Match With:  Salads, sole, flounder, clams, oysters, pesto sauce, mustard and lemon.

Now and Zen (Reisling family - not overly sweet - medium bodied)
Taste:  Lighter than Richter with more of a citrus flavor.
Match With:  White meat fish, salads and lighter dishes in general.
   
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