Welcome to Drink & Pair where we write articles about food and wine pairings.  While the website is new, I will be adding content regularly.  Most of my content is directed to those new at drinking wine and thus we try to keep our pairings simple, while still going into enough detail as to why that food and wine pairing works.

The beautiful thing about Food and Wine Pairing is that it can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. With Drink & Pair, my goal has always been to keep it simple, while dropping enough hints to allow you to get more in-depth with your pairings if you wish. I do this by writing blogs that explain the more advanced nuances of Food and Wine Pairings, yet I offer tables with Food and Wine scores to keep it easy for those of you in a rush.

The wine and wine pairing matcher above is a great tool to find an excellent match.  A 3.5 star match means the pairing is good. A 5 star ranking means the pairing is a Holy Grail and you are in for a meal you will never forget.  The matching tool does not specifically use branded wines, so you need to type in the type of wine (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Chianti, Shiraz, Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc).  You can also use the filters at the bottom of the tool to narrow down your searches.

Latest Food & Wine Pairings

Château d’Yquem & Food Pairings

January 31, 2023|

Château d'Yquem is a Sauternes and pairs best with Foie Gras, Roquefort Cheese, Apple Desserts, Roast Chicken, and Shellfish.With high acidity, and decadent flavours of honey, apricot, apple, honeycomb, butterscotch, nutmeg and citrus, Château d'Yquem [...]

Roter Veltliner & Food Pairing

January 28, 2023|

Roter Veltliner is an Austrian White Wine that pairs best with Green Salads with Goat Cheese, Pasta with Pesto Sauce, Tuna Carpaccio, Tandoori Chicken and Bacon-wrapped Sea Scallops.Roter Veltliner is a white wine like no [...]

Roussanne & Food Pairing

January 27, 2023|

Roussanne pairs best with Bouillabaisse, Cauliflower Steak, French Onion Soup, Grouper, Shellfish and Turkey. French Roussanne from the Rhône Valley is a full-bodied but moderate wine with medium acidity.  Creamy yet crisp, Roussanne smells like [...]

Marsanne & Food Pairings

January 25, 2023|

Marsanne is an excellent wine pairing with Mushroom Risotto, French Onion Soup, Chicken in a Cream Sauce, Lobster, and Ham. Full-bodied, and high in alcohol, French Marsanne packs an aromatic punch, with rich flavours [...]

Prosecco & Food Pairing

January 21, 2023|

Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine that pairs well with Hawaiian Pizza, Jalapeno Poppers, Corn Dogs, Salad, Eggs, Cured Meats, and Crab Cakes.  If the food is high in fat, deep-fried, nutty, or full [...]

Verdejo & Food Pairing

January 14, 2023|

Verdejo is a Spanish White Wine that pairs best with Fish Tacos, Green Salads, Red Gazpacho, Shrimp Scampi, Tomato Soup and Tapas.  Herbaceous, crisp, acidic, and boasting flavours of lime, peach, mineral, and grapefruit, [...]

Best Wine with Tomato Soup

January 8, 2023|

The best wines to pair with Tomato Soup are light and acidic red wines such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Valpolicella Classico and Beaujolais Villages.  Crisp and herbal whites such as Sauvignon Blanc and Verdejo are [...]

Cioppino & Wine Pairing

January 7, 2023|

The best wines to pair with Cioppino are crisp white wines like Sancerre, Chablis and Albariño and acidic red wines like Dolcetto & Chianti.  If your Cioppino is tomato-based, choose acidic red wines like Dolcetto, [...]

Sauternes & Food Pairing

December 30, 2022|

Sauternes pairs best with Blue Cheese, Foie Gras, Lobster Bisque, Fruit-based desserts, and Spicy Asian and Thai dishes. Sauternes is one of the world's most unique and unforgettable wines, with a rich and decadent [...]

Sancerre & Food Pairing

December 29, 2022|

Sancerre pairs best with Goat Cheese, Shrimp Scampi, Roast Turkey, Asparagus, Ceviche, Cioppino and Crab Cakes.  Light meats, seafood, and green vegetables are all delicious with a crisp and cold glass of Sancerre.Sancerre is a [...]

Thai Beef Salad & Wine Pairing

December 23, 2022|

Thai Beef Salad pairs best with crisp white wines like Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé, along with low-tannin red wines like Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Thai Beef Salad or Yum Nua is a mix [...]