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.

My blogs are from a North American view, with my most popular wine pairings being ham, chicken alfredo, filet mignon, turkey and roast beef.

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

Minestrone Soup & Wine Pairing

November 25, 2023|

The best wines to pair with Minestrone Soup are earthy and fruity red wines with plenty of acidity, such as Chianti, Beaujolais, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo or Barbera. Red wines with lots of tannin, such as [...]

Beef Burrito & Wine Pairing

November 21, 2023|

Beef Burritos pair best with medium-bodied earthy yet fruity reds like Malbec, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Cabernet Franc, Rioja and Carménère.  While beef is the prominent flavour in a beef burrito, you also get the addition of [...]

Corn Dogs & Wine Pairing

November 17, 2023|

Acidic white wines like Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Vouvray and Sparkling wine are essential when pairing with a corn dog.  The greasy corn battered breading can easily overwhelm your taste buds, making the corn dog [...]

Venison & Wine Pairing

November 15, 2023|

Venison pairs best with rich, earthy red wines such as Syrah, Barolo, Bordeaux, and Nero D'Avola.  Deer meat is not high in fat when compared to beef, thus, it is not as flavourful, and will [...]

Calamari & Wine Pairing

November 9, 2023|

Calamari pairs best with crisp white wines such as Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Sparkling Wine. If you are not a white wine drinker,  Rosé or Cold Beer will make for beautiful pairings [...]

Pinotage & Food Pairing

November 6, 2023|

A South African Pinotage pairs best with barbecued beef, roasted pork, bacon, venison burgers, and Chorizo sausage. Pinotage is a wine that is a cross between the Cinsault Grape and Pinot Noir Grape.  Loaded [...]

Wild Boar & Wine Pairings

November 4, 2023|

Wild Boar requires red wine with a lot of personality, such as Shiraz, Amarone, Barolo, Super Tuscan, and Brunello di Montalcino. Younger Wild Boar has more fat, is more flavourful and is much more tender [...]

Super Tuscan & Food Pairing

October 28, 2023|

A Super Tuscan pairs best with rich and meaty foods such as Wild Boar Stew, Venison, Steak, Pasta with Meat Sauce and Truffles, Roasted Lamb and Roast Beef. There is an incredible amount of [...]

Brachetto d’Acqui & Food Pairing

October 19, 2023|

Naturally sweet, Brachetto d'Acqui is fantastic with fruity, creamy, or chocolaty desserts, such as fruit tarts, strawberry ice cream, brownies, chocolate mousse, or Crème Brûlée.  The fizzy and light fruity flavours of Brachetto d'Acqui also [...]

Muscadet & Food Pairing

October 15, 2023|

Muscadet pairs best with clams, chicken, grilled fish, goat cheese, mussels and oysters.  Muscadet is a light white wine which is dry, crisp and refreshing.  Muscadet should be drunk while it's young. When it [...]

Pecan Pie & Wine Pairing

October 14, 2023|

Pecan pie pairs best with sweeter fortified or dessert-styled wines such as Marsala, Vin Santo, Tawny Port, Oloroso Sherry and Muscat De Beumes De Venise. Best Wine with Pecan Pie Marsala & Pecan Pie [...]