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Popular Types Of Wine And Food Pairings

The wine world is so big that it has its own ever-growing culture. It is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world and it takes years to master. It’s sophisticated, elegant, and pairs perfectly with food. Therefore, The Metro Men took the liberty to cover both red and white popular wine styles and its best food pairing.

Drink Wisely



RED



Cabernet Sauvignon

Bordeaux, France.

Popular RegionsNotesWhat’s For Dinner?
FranceBlackberryGrilled (red) meat
ChileCherryLamb chops
United StatesRaspberryHeavy chicken dishes
AustraliaBlack PepperPeppery sauces
SpainCedarLegumes


Syrah (Shiraz)

Rhone Valley, France.

Popular RegionsNotesWhat’s For Dinner?
FranceBlueberryRed meat (middle-eastern dishes)
AustraliaBlack cherryRoasted chicken
SpainChocolatePork
ArgentinaTobaccoLegumes
South AfricaBlack pepperNutty, umami cheese


Pinot Noir

Burgundy, France.

Popular RegionsNotesWhat’s For Dinner?
FrancePlumDuck
United StatesPomegranateChicken
GermanyBlood orangePork
MoldovaHibiscusMushrooms
ItalyVanillaCauliflower, Brussels sprouts


Merlot

Bordeaux, France.

Popular RegionsNotesWhat’s For Dinner?
FranceBlueberryRed meat
ItalyBlackberryChicken
United StatesChocolatePork
SpainStrawberryLegumes
RomaniaFigRoasted mushrooms


Malbec

Cahors, France.

Popular RegionsNotesWhat’s For Dinner?
ArgentinaBlueberryRed meat
FranceRed plumChicken
United StatesRaspberryBlue Cheese
South AfricaCocoaLegumes
AustraliaVanillaAllium


Zinfandel

Croatia.

Popular RegionsNotesWhat’s For Dinner?
United StatesBlackberryRed meat
ItalyStrawberryGrilled chicken
TunisiaCinnamonPork
AustraliaRaisinsHardy, nutty cheese
CroatiaHibiscusUmami


WHITE



Chardonnay

Burgundy, France.

Popular RegionsNotesWhat’s For Dinner?
FrancePearShellfish
United StatesPineappleChicken
AustraliaButterDelicate cheese
ItalyAppleCreamy, buttery sauces
ChileVanillaAllium


Sauvignon Blanc

Bordeaux, France.

Popular RegionsNotesWhat’s For Dinner?
FranceHoneydewLight meats
New ZealandCitrusFin Fish
ChileGrapefruitSeafood
South AfricaGrassDelicate, buttery cheese
MoldovaPassionfruitHerbs


Pinot Gris (Grigio)

Burgundy, France.

Popular RegionsNotesWhat’s For Dinner?
ItalyPeachWhite meats
United StatesApricotSeafood
GermanyCantaloupeFin Fish
AustraliaPearNutty, buttery cheese
FranceAlmondRoasted vegetables


Riesling

Rhine River, Germany.

Popular RegionsNotesWhat’s For Dinner?
GermanyAppleDuck
United StatesLemonChicken
AustraliaJasminePork
FranceApricotShellfish
Ukraine/RussiaMelonDry, umami cheese


Sparkling Wine

Champagne, France.

Popular RegionsNotesWhat’s For Dinner?
FranceAppleCured meat
CitrusShellfish
PearMollusk
CreamSalty and fried
AlmondDelicate, buttery cheese


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