Are you one of those people who are clueless about wine? Or your idea of good wine is the $20 bottle from any grocery store? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Let us first clarify that we are by no means any kind of wine expert, thus the need for the foodpanda team to sit together and do some research on the internet.
If choosing a bottle from the wine list at a fancy restaurant was basically a game of eenie meenie mo for you, then it’s time to understand the different types of wine and what food they should be paired with. Here’s a simple guide to the types of wines available and the food to pair them with:
1 Sparkling Wine
Common types: Champagne, Prosecco, Cava
This wine goes with: Seafood and Fish, shellfish and salty foods – potato chips, cheese, french fries
2 Dry White Wine
Common types: Sauvignon blanc, Pinot Grigio, Albarino
This wine goes with: Vegetables – both steamed and roasted, salads, flaky fish
3 Sweet White Wine
Common types: Moscato, Chenin Blanc
This wine goes with: Oily fish, chicken, spicy foods (Indian or Thai cuisine), desserts
4 Rich White Wine
Common types: Chardonnay, Oaked Whites, Marsanne
This wine goes with: Cream-based food – soups, pasta, poultry,
5 Light Red Wine
Common types: Pinot Noir, Carignan, Grenache
This wine goes with: Mushrooms, poultry, cream-based pasta, chicken pies
6 Medium Red Wine
Common types: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese
This wine goes with: Roasted meats – pork, lamb, chicken and duck
7 Bold Red Wine
Common types: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec, Aguanico
This wine goes with: Fatty meats – beef, lamb, pork, sausages
8 Dessert Wine
Common types: Sherry, Port, Tawny Port
This wine goes with: Cakes, cookies, chocolates
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