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

Brunello di Montalcino & Food Pairing

September 24, 2022|

Brunello di Montalcino pairs best with hearty meat dishes such as Tuscan steak, beef stroganoff, oxtail, beef wellington, or game prepared in a mushroom sauce. Brunello di Montalcino is also excellent with rich stews, [...]

Côtes du Rhône & Food Pairing

September 18, 2022|

Côtes du Rhône pairs best with braised beef, liver and onions, roast pig, cold cut sandwiches, lamb chops, pizza and roasted chicken. Medium-bodied and fruity, Côtes du Rhône has a subtle earthy quality that [...]

Petite Filet & Wine Pairing

September 10, 2022|

Petite Filet pairs up with mature red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux, Côtes du Rhône, Merlot, and Rioja Reserva. Lighter reds with a touch of earthiness such as Pinot Noir and Chianti Classico [...]

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, [...]