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

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 [...]

Lamb Shanks & Wine Pairing

April 2, 2022|

Braised Lamb Shanks are very wine friendly and pairs well with rich red wines such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a Northern Rhône Syrah, Amarone, Bordeaux and Shiraz.  Lamb Shank has a more robust gamey flavour than [...]

Asparagus & Wine Pairing

March 26, 2022|

Asparagus pairs best with crisp and dry unoaked white wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc,  Muscat, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Grigio and Vermentino.  Keep all red wines and rosés away from Asparagus as the red fruit [...]

Perogies & Wine Pairing

March 19, 2022|

Crisp white wines that cut through the filling, sour cream and cheese such as Riesling, Viognier or Sauvignon Blanc pair best with classic Potato and Cheese Perogies.  Meanwhile, if your Perogies are topped with lots [...]

Salisbury Steak & Wine Pairing

March 12, 2022|

Salisbury Steak pairs best with medium-bodied red wines such as Malbec, Shiraz, Pinotage, and Cabernet Sauvignon.  If your Salisbury Steak is in a mushroom gravy, Pinot Noir makes for an exceptional pairing. Salisbury Steak isn't [...]

Sea Bass & Wine Pairing

March 5, 2022|

Crisp and zesty unoaked white whites, such as Pinot Gris, Albariño, Chablis, and Vinho Verde pair best with the lean and mild flavours of Sea Bass.  For red wine drinkers, Pinot Noir or a [...]

Veal Marsala & Wine Pairings

February 26, 2022|

Veal Marsala pairs best with light and earthy red wines such as Pinot Noir, Beaujolais Villages, Dolcetto and Chianti.  A toasty Chardonnay with some nuttiness and vanilla flavours is also excellent with Veal Marsala. [...]

Biltong & Wine Pairing

February 21, 2022|

Biltong is savoury and salty, requiring quaffable red wines such as Pinotage, Pinot Noir, Beaujolais Villages or Ribera del Duero to be paired with it.  Acidity is a must with your red wine, as full-bodied [...]

Cauliflower Soup & Wine Pairing

February 20, 2022|

Smooth and medium-bodied white wines, such as Chablis, Chenin Blanc, Soave, Pinot Gris, and Gavi have just the right amount of weight to pair up with a warm bowl of Cauliflower Soup.  While there are [...]