Welcome to Drink & Pair where I write articles about food and wine pairings.    Most of my content is directed to those new at drinking wine and thus I try to keep my 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 food and wine pairing database above is a great tool to find an excellent wine pairing match.  A 3.5 star match means the pairing is good, and your guests will enjoy it. At a 3.5, either the wine or food will taste better in the company of one another, but not both.  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

Swordfish & Wine Pairing

September 23, 2023|

Swordfish steak or grilled Swordfish pairs best with full-bodied white wines like Chardonnay and Grenache Blanc.  Meanwhile, Pinot Noir, Beaujolais, Chianti Classico, or a Rosé are also great choices, especially if Swordfish is served with [...]

Torrontés & Food Pairing

September 16, 2023|

Torrontés is an excellent match with spicy Indian, Asian, and Thai Cuisine. Coconut Curry, Teriyaki Seitan, Chicken Teriyaki, Chicken Satay, Thai Spice Peanut Dishes, or anything that contains chicken, fish, shrimp, and tofu will [...]

Chicken Satay & Wine Pairings

September 15, 2023|

Chicken Satay pairs best with an off-dry Riesling, Riesling, Torrontés, Grenache Blanc, Est! Est!! Est!!! Di Montefiascone or a Rosé.  If you are in the mood for red wine, Rioja Crianza pairs best with Chicken [...]

Grenache Blanc & Food Pairing

September 9, 2023|

Grenache Blanc pairs best with grilled tuna steaks,  swordfish, grilled snapper, and mahi mahi. Grenache Blanc's creamy texture also complements creamy lighter-fare such as butter chicken, chicken satay, pasta with Seafood in a white [...]

Pulled Pork & Wine Pairing

September 3, 2023|

Pulled pork pairs best with easy-drinking red wines such as Pinot Noir, Merlot, Pinotage and Zinfandel.  If you're in the mood for a white wine, choose a crisp and refreshing white wine such as [...]

Mac and Cheese & Wine Pairings

August 26, 2023|

The best wines to pair with Macaroni and Cheese are Chardonnay, Champagne, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, or a dry Rosé. I much prefer white wines with Macaroni and Cheese when it's on its own, as [...]

Duck & Wine Pairing

June 17, 2023|

Duck pairs best with fruity red wines such as Burgundy, Pinot Noir, Beaujolais Cru, Bordeaux, Merlot and Amarone.  White wines, such as spicy Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, or sweet Sauternes, are also excellent with [...]

Lobster & Wine Pairing

June 10, 2023|

The best white wines to pair with Lobster are a buttery Chardonnay, White Burgundy or a crisp Champagne.  Flavourful wines like Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier or Manzanilla Sherry are also exceptional with Lobster. [...]

Smoked Salmon and Wine Pairing

June 4, 2023|

The best wine pairings for Smoked Salmon include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc and Sparkling wine. All these choices will enhance the rich and delicate flavours of your smoked Salmon, making for a [...]

Bordeaux and Food Pairings

June 3, 2023|

Left Bank Bordeaux pairs best with meaty steaks, herb-crusted Roasts of Lamb, Beef Pot Roasts, and Grilled Lamb Chops.  Right Bank Bordeaux pairs better with Beef Tenderloin, Roast Goose, Duck Breast, Roast Pork and [...]

Tzatziki Sauce & Wine Pairing

June 3, 2023|

Pinot Noir, Grenache, GSM, and Cabernet Franc are excellent wine pairings with meaty dishes containing Tzatziki sauce as a Lamb Pita, Lamb Kebabs or a Gyros. For vegan dishes like salads or Crudité containing [...]

Lamb & Wine Pairing

May 28, 2023|

Heavier Lamb dishes pair best with full-bodied wines such as Bordeaux, Syrah, Chateauneuf du Pape, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo.  Meanwhile, Spring Lamb served pink pairs best with lighter wines like Pinot Noir and Beaujolais [...]