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Suggested Wine Pairings for over 100 foods.

Food & Wine Pairing Recommendations for Hundreds of Dishes

Best Wine to Pair with Prime Rib

Prime rib is a classic main course for the American table. We asked our panel of experts what they’d recommend for the perfect wine pairing : There’s something truly hedonistic about biting into a big juicy slab of prime rib. It brings to mind the decadence of a royal feast. Prime rib is one of the most tender, flavorful, and expensive cuts of beef, so it deserves a wine that won’t wimp out against all that flavor. A good Cabernet is a prime candidate for prime rib, but I find that what really does prime rib justice is Petite Sirah. Not to be confused with Syrah, Petite Sirah is originally from France where it is known as Durif. But Petite Sirah thrives in California where the grapes produce deep, inky wines that go great with beef. On the vine, Petite Sirah is a small grape that produces an intense flavor with high tannins and good acidity due to its high skin to juice ratio. This is extremely important for a cut of meat that has such a high fat content—the acid slices through the richness of the fat while the tannins mellow against the heaviness of the beef. One Petite Sirah I’m a big fan of is made by Frog’s Leap in Rutherford. Frog’s Leap has been a reputable winery for years, producing high quality wines through sustainable organic agriculture. While the majority of their wines are relatively large production and easy to obtain, they make little more than 700 cases of their Petite Sirah and sell most of it at the winery. But the Frog's Leg Petite is well worth seeking out. Big and brawny, the wine exhibits wine exhibits dark berry fruit, tobacco, and a kick of black pepper spice—the perfect match for a thick slice of prime rib. - Kareasa Wilkins , Wine Consultant for Weimax Wines & Spirits in Burlingame, CA and an IntoWine Featured Writer

Best Wine to Pair with Egg Dishes

IntoWine.com asked our experts to recommend great wines to pair with eggs. Whether you're enjoying a breakfast scramble or a lunchtime cobb salad, try pairing one of these wines with your egg dishes: For almost the same price you'll pay for those fresh eggs from Farmer Bob at the Saturday market...

Best Wine to Pair with Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate desserts are the pinnacle of gustatory decadence, but not every wine can stand up to their richness. We asked our panel of experts what they’d recommend to sip alongside chocolate desserts: There is a wide variety of wines that could be matched with chocolate desserts. I have 2 styles of...

Best Wine to Pair with Thai Food

Thai food has a robust array of spices that begs for a crisp, bright wine to complement and enhance its complex flavor palate. We asked our panel of experts what they’d recommend to sip alongside thai food : Thai food and aromatic wines from Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris are the more obvious...

Best Wine to Pair with Camembert Cheese

Camembert cheese is a cow's milk cheese with a creamy texture and a bloomy white rind. It begins as a relatively mild semi-soft wheel, but grows runnier and more robustly flavored with age. We asked our panel of experts what they’d recommend to sip alongside this exceptionally rich French cheese:

Best Wine to Pair with Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is a French staple. From rustic peasant origins, this rich stew of beef braised in red wine has evolved to win a place among the most widely known traditional dishes of French haute cuisine. We asked our panel of experts what they’d recommend to sip alongside this hearty, robust dish:

Best Wine to Pair With a Caesar Salad

IntoWine asked a panel of wine experts to recommend the best wine to pair with a Caesar Salad: In the boxing match of food and wine pairing , Caesar salad defeats wine nine times out of ten. There’s hardly a menu item out there that is more wine unfriendly. Salad in and of itself is always a challenge to pair, but one that is comprised of a creamy sauce made of eggs, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, parmesan cheese and anchovies inevitably makes most wines taste awful. But I recently discovered one contestant who can step up to Caesar’s punch. Domaine Patrick Coulbois makes a lovely Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley’s Pouilly-Fumé region called Find "Les Cocques" “Les Cocques,” The grapes for this wine come from 50-year-old vines grown on silex soil. Les Cocques has gorgeous notes of fresh herbs and citrus which work quite well to complement the salad, and its racy acidity allows it to stand up to the intensity of the dressing. Moreover, a slight hint of minerality from the soil works in harmony with the briny anchovies. Caesar salad has finally met its match! - Kareasa Wilkins , Wine Consultant for Weimax Wines & Spirits in Burlingame, CA and an IntoWine Featured Writer

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