Zinfandels are red wines that pair well with a variety of red meats. Their acidity, bold flavors and ripe tannins combine with the meat’s fats and juices to enhance the flavor of both.
Pinot Noir is one of the friendlier varietals of wine when it comes to pairing – it’ll play nice with just about anything. If you’re overwhelmed in the wine aisle, it’s always a safe bet. Grilled fish fares especially well in the presence of a Pinot Noir.
Chardonnay tends to taste best when combined with creamy, buttery foods. Pair a chardonnay with grilled fish or chicken served with a creamy sauce.
Sauvignon Blanc is known for an herbaceous quality that makes it an ideal partner for Italian dressings or citrus marinades. Veggies in herbs (especially roasted peppers) combined with Sauvignon Blanc makes for an unbeatable combination.