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Cooking/Recipe Articles :: Cooking Tips :: What wine to serve with dinner?


What wine to serve with dinner?

Chardonnay
This popular dry white wine is more full bodied than other white wines. Chardonnay has aromas of fruits and acidity. The aroma typically has flavors of lemon or grapefruit. Fermentation in new oak barrels results in a rich, buttery taste often described as toastiness, vanilla, apple, nutty, or toffee. Chardonnays aged in French oak result in a milder flavor than those aged in American oak.
Chardonnay goes well with chicken, seafood, and fish.

Gewurztraminer
Gewurztraminer has a spicy aroma and fruity flavors of peach, apricot, tropical fruits, and lychee. It can be a dry or sweet white wine.
This type of wine goes especially well with spicy Asian dishes and pork sausages.

Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is light and crispy with almond, lemon, and vanilla flavors. hese wines are also called Pinot Gris.
This type of wine goes well with seafood and salmon.

Riesling
Rieslings have a floral aroma. They range from very dry and crisp to intensely sweet depending on where it is from. German Riesling is slightly sweet and balanced with some acidity. California Riesling tends to be sweeter.
This type of wine goes well with chicken, fish, pork, and spicy foods.

Sauvignon Blanc

Lighter than Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc usually has a grassy citrus aroma. Flavors range from apple, pear, green tea, limes and freshly mowed grass. You can often detect a little smokiness. California Sauvignon Blancs sometimes have a melon flavor. This is a crisp light wine with a strong acid finish. It is also called Fume Blanc. American Sauvignon Blanc tends to be grassier than those produced in New Zealand.
Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with salads, poultry, seafood, and cheese.

Cheers!
K.Howe
Cheers2wine

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