BBQ Chicken: Spicy Zinfandel or an off-dry Riesling will complement all the flavors in the sauce.
Grilled Steaks: Cabernet is a classic match. A full-bodied red blend is a great choice too.
Portabella Mushroom Burgers: Juicy Syrah will show off this veggie favorite.
Grilled Salmon or Tuna: Pair these rich fish with a Pinot Noir.
Grilled Lobsters: Buttery Chardonnay adds to the lusciousness.
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Wine With Mexican Food:
It's fun to start the meal with chips and salsa and Champagne or Sparkling Wine. Our go-to red for pairing with Mexican food is Pinot Noir or a lighter red blend. If you prefer a heavier red, or are enjoying a beef dish, try a Tempranillo. Verde sauces and chicken or fish dishes work well with Sauvignon Blanc or a bone-dry Rosé If the meal is very spicy, go with a sweeter wine like a Riesling, Gewürztraminer or Rosé.
BBQ Potato Chips:
A red Zinfandel makes a lively combination!
A delicious twist with Viognier.
Apples and Cheese:
Easy to find a favorite if you remember this: hard, flavorful cheeses need a darker, heavier wine like a Cabernet Sauvignon and lighter cheeses need a nice light white like Pinot Grigio, Riesling. Apples like a Fuji or Delicious are well, just delicious!
Try a late-harvest wine, or fruit infused dessert wine... pour right over the top!
Tangy pizza sauce and spicy Pepperoni go great with Zinfandel. A Friday-night must!
Champagne. The finer, the better!
So reach for a glass of wine with your favorite snack and reap the rewards of wine's health benefits, plus create a taste sensation.