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

Petite Sirah & Food Pairings

March 26, 2023|

Petite Sirah pairs best with heavy and fatty meat-based dishes like Barbecue Ribs, Ribeye Steak, Prime Rib, Venison Stew, and Veal Chops.  Petite Sirah is a full-bodied red wine featuring chewy flavours of blackberry, [...]

Vouvray & Food Pairing

March 18, 2023|

Vouvray pairs best with Pork Tenderloin, Salmon, Shellfish, Spicy Chicken, Sushi, Trout and Veal.  Vouvray is a French white wine made with the Chenin Blanc grape and has a wide variety of styles, including sweet, [...]

Foie Gras & Wine Pairing

March 11, 2023|

Foie Gras pairs best with sweeter wines like Sauternes and Vouvray Moelleux and regular white wines like Gewurztraminer, Burgundy, Champagne and Pinot Gris. Foie gras is a luxurious dish made from the liver of [...]

Hawaiian Pizza & Wine Pairing

March 4, 2023|

Crisp white wines with a citrusy tang like Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, or Vouvray pair best with Hawaiian Pizza.  Hawaiian Pizza is all about the balance of sweet and salty.  Thus, you'll want a white [...]

Madeira & Food Pairing

February 18, 2023|

Madeira is a Portuguese fortified wine that ranges from sweet to dry.  Dry Madeira pairs best with almonds, shellfish, seafood, mushroom and soup.  Meanwhile, sweet Madeira pairs best with Foie Gras, Crème Brûlée, Brownies, [...]

Quarts de Chaume & Food Pairing

February 11, 2023|

Quarts de Chaume pairs best with Apple Pie, Foie Gras, Roquefort Cheese, Roast Chicken and Cheesecake. Not everyone loves sweet wine with desserts, as the sugar overload nukes their taste buds. However, Quarts de [...]

Pot Roast & Wine Pairing

February 4, 2023|

Beef Pot Roast pairs best with dry red wines such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Bordeaux.  If the red wine is dry, fruity, and a touch peppery, it will make an excellent pairing [...]

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 [...]