In the following you will find some basic proposals for the combination of wine and food. There is a vast amount of these combinations, so these suggestions have to be seen as general propositions.
When choosing a matching wine to a certain meal, you have two possibilities:
- The wine shows the same character as the meal, e.g. a matching wine to a nourishing and strong roast could be a powerful red wine with a higher degree of alcohol and a good part of tannins. Flavour and aromas of the wine and the meal are in a good harmony then.
- The wine contrasts to the character of the meal. Concerning the above example, you can also choose a fruity, light white wine with a higher degree of acidity. The result is a combination that shows a bigger variety of flavours and aromas.
It is important to drink what you like, not to drink what somebody is suggesting. Try and find out – and enjoy the countless possibilities of combining food and wine!
General matches for the typical grape varieties:
Light dishes of vegetables (especially asparagus), fish, veal and poultry
Light dishes, fish, salads
Light meals of pork and beef, fish, pasta, cold dishes
Asian cuisine, sweet-sour dishes, poultry, very aromatic dishes
Grauer Burgunder / Pinot Gris:
Seafood, fish, pasta
Blue cheese, pâté de foie gras, fruity desserts
Pasta and pizza, game and roast
Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir:
Game, spicy pasta, tasty cheese, roasts
Robust roasts, game and cheese
Schwarzriesling / Pinot Meunier:
Hard cheese, pork, poultry
Roasts of beef and pork, game, lamb and strong cheese
Rotling / Rosé
Antipasti, barbecue, vegetables, Asian cuisine