Welcome to Drink & Pair where we write articles about food and wine pairings.  While the website is new, we will be adding content regularly.  Most of our 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, our 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. We do this by writing blogs that explain the more advanced nuances of Food and Wine Pairings, yet we offer tables with Food and Wine scores to keep things simple.

Latest Food & Wine Pairings

Enchiladas & Wine Pairing

August 12, 2022|

Enchiladas pair best with medium-bodied white wines such as Vermentino, Riesling, Viognier and Gewürztraminer, as their citrusy flavours can hold up to the Enchilada's layers of flavour.Stuffed with rice, grilled veggies, meat, cheese, herbs and [...]

Tuna Casserole & Wine Pairing

June 11, 2022|

Tuna Casserole pairs best with light and fruity reds like Beaujolais, Côtes du Rhône, or Pinot Noir.  If red wine is not your style, a Rosé or crisp, unoaked whites like Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, [...]

Grilled Cheese & Wine Pairing

June 4, 2022|

For the classic pan-fried Grilled cheese sandwich, an oaked Chardonnay will go well with the buttered up toast and melted cheese. Riesling or a sparkling wine like Prosecco are also excellent matches with a Grilled [...]

Reuben Sandwich & Wine Pairing

May 21, 2022|

A Reuben sandwich pairs best with crisp white wines with a hint of sweetness, such as a Gewürztraminer, Riesling, or a sparkling wine.  Light and fruity reds with tons of acidity and served chilled, like [...]

Fried Chicken & Wine Pairing

May 14, 2022|

Fried Chicken pairs best with acidic wines, like Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Beaujolais or a Sparkling Wine.  Acidity is a must with Fried Chicken, as this classic dish is greasy and salty, meaning you [...]

Shepherd’s Pie & Wine Pairing

May 7, 2022|

Shepherd's Pie pairs best with earthy, spicy, and acidic red wines such as Pinot Noir, Chianti, and Côtes-du-Rhône.  A buttery Chardonnay also pairs well with Shepherd's pie as it complements the outer pie crust [...]

Hamburgers & Wine Pairing

April 30, 2022|

Hamburgers pair best with full-bodied red wines with plenty of tannin, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz.  The grippy tannin in a rich red wine is softened by a grilled hamburger's heavy protein and [...]

Cornbread & Wine Pairing

April 23, 2022|

Full-bodied whites like a buttery Chardonnay or an oaked Chenin Blanc along with tropical fruit and peachy whites like Viognier pair best with Cornbread. Meanwhile, jammy reds like Shiraz, or a fruity Pinot Noir, [...]

Chenin Blanc & Food Pairing

April 18, 2022|

Dry and Off-Dry Chenin Blanc pairs best with salads and lighter meat-based dishes, including Ham, Roast Pork, Chicken Kiev, Grouper, Fish & Chips and Shrimp Scampi.  For spicier dishes like Kung Pao Chicken, spicy [...]

Greek Salad & Wine Pairing

April 15, 2022|

Greek Salad pairs best with crisp white wines with lots of acidity such as Sauvignon Blanc, Rueda, Pinot Grigio, Assyrtiko and Prosecco.  Red wine with Greek Salad is a terrible idea as the high [...]

Vermentino & Food Pairing

April 9, 2022|

Vermentino is a quiet but moderate white wine that pairs best with seafood, pesto sauce, pork tenderloin, fish, salads and pasta dishes featuring vegetables.  Commonly a dry wine, Vermentino features aromas of herbs, lemon, [...]

Halibut & Wine Pairing

April 9, 2022|

Chablis, Vermentino, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Gris are the best wine pairings with Halibut as they will not crush the delicate flavours of the fish.  For red wine, lighter reds like Pinot Noir, Beaujolais-Villages or [...]