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

Best Wine with Dover Sole

November 25, 2022|

The best wines to pair with Sole are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Albariño.  Dover sole is a low-fat fish with a firm texture and a delicate flavour.  Dover Sole does not taste fishy, [...]

Rosso Conero & Food Pairing

November 19, 2022|

Rosso Conero is loaded with dark fruit and herbal flavours, making it a fantastic wine pairing with grilled steak, meaty stews, beef brisket, meatloaf and beef tacos. Rosso Conero DOC is a wine appellation in [...]

Aglianico & Food Pairings

November 12, 2022|

Aglianico is a full-bodied red wine that pairs best with flavourful dishes such as Beef Brisket, Osso Bucco, Oxtail, Spicy Sausages and Duck Confit.  High in both tannin and acidity, Aglianico features refreshing flavours of [...]

Eggplant Parmesan & Wine Pairing

November 5, 2022|

Eggplant Parmesan pairs best with juicy and acidic red wines such as Primitivo, Barbera, Chianti, Valpolicella, and Zinfandel.  For white wine pairings, a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a glass of sparkling white wine will [...]

Best Food with Ripasso

October 23, 2022|

Valpolicella Ripasso pairs best with Grilled Steak, Mushroom Risotto, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Duck, Braised Lamb, and Venison. If the dish is rich, gamey, earthy, or tomato sauce-based, Ripasso is an incredibly food-friendly wine to [...]

Best Wine with Duck Confit

October 22, 2022|

Rich red wines such as Barolo, Cahors, Rioja, Aglianico and Cabernet Sauvignon pair best with Duck Confit.  Gusty rich wines are a must, as Duck Confit is full of flavour and may overwhelm delicate [...]

Caprese Salad & Wine Pairing

October 15, 2022|

Caprese Salad pairs best with acidic white wines such as Falanghina, Fiano di Avellino, Pinot Grigio, Vermentino, and Gavi.  Prosecco, dry Rosé, Beaujolais and Chianti are also excellent wine pairings with Caprese Salad. Caprese [...]

Cornas & Food Pairing

October 8, 2022|

Cornas is a full-bodied red wine from France that pairs best with Lamb, Duck, Cassoulet, Grilled Venison and Wild Boar Sausages. Made entirely from Syrah, Cornas is fruity with cassis, cherry and raspberry, along with [...]

Cahors & Food Pairing

October 1, 2022|

Cahors pairs best with Cassoulet, duck confit, braised rabbit, sausage, grilled venison and lamb chops.  Originating from Cahors, France, Cahors is a full-bodied Malbec that is sometimes blended with Merlot and/or Tannat.  It's the Malbec [...]

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, heavy [...]

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 makes [...]