There are plenty of resources out there to help you decide what type of wine to serve with your beef or chicken – that’s wine pairing 101. But what about if you want to know what type of wine to serve with something a little more unusual? Something a little more fun? We’ve set out to provide you with the ultimate food wine pairing list for the more fun foods in our lives, dare we say junk food?
Fast Food Wine Pairings
Best Wine With Indian Food
If you’re looking for a wine to accompany your butter chicken and beef vindaloo you could be struggling – tradition dictates to pair a red wine with red meat and a white wine with chicken. So, when you’ve got your favorite Indian take-out which includes both beef and chicken, what should you do? Drink both? Certainly an option! If in doubt, go with a Rosé – the fruity flavor and acid crispness work well with the Indian spices and will complement a variety of dishes.
Wine With Thai Food
Whether it’s a Pad Thai or a Thai Green Curry there are a few options for wines that suit Thai food. If you like bubbles, Champagne or sparkling wine goes beautifully with Thai food complementing the aromas and spices you expect in good Thai food. If you’d rather be bubble free, you can’t go wrong with a nice crisp Rosé, perfect for your favorite Thai take-out.
What Wine Goes With Pizza?
If you’re looking for the perfect wine to pair with your pizza you need to check out this wine and pizza guide. They’ve got everything you need to know about pairing wine with your pizza, so whether you’re a Margherita fan or a Pepperoni person, their guide will tell you the perfect wine for your favorite pizza!
Wine With Chinese Food – What Wine Goes With Lemon Chicken?
If you’re wondering what wine to drink with your Lemon Chicken and Fried Rice, look no further than a Riesling. A dry riesling works wonderfully with the salt, sweetness and spice of your traditional Chinese take-out.
Wine With Mexican Food – What Wine Goes With Tacos?
If it’s Mexican food you’re eating consider drinking a Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot Grigios, all will complement the flavors and spices of Mexican food. However, if it’s tacos you’re eating, try a Pinot Noir – it’s a great combination!
Sushi Wine Pairing
If you’re not planning on drinking traditional Japanese Sake with your sushi and are looking for a wine to pair with it check out this guide to Sushi Wine Pairing. It’s got everything you need to know about which wine would suit which type of sushi.
Fried Chicken Wine Pairing
So you’ve got your bucket of fried chicken but what are you going to drink with it? Soda works a treat but, if you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated, try sparkling wine or Champagne – it’s delicious! If you’re not into the bubbles (try it – it’s great) you could also pair fried chicken nicely with a dry riesling.
Fish And Chips Wine Pairing
Nothing beats the salty, fried goodness of take-out fish and chips! Balance the acidity perfectly by pairing with a Semillon, Riesling or a Sauvignon Blanc.
Burger Wine Pairing
Everybody enjoys tucking into a hamburger from time to time. Whether it’s homemade or from the drive-through, you don’t have to stick with soda to wash it down. Expand your horizons and pair your next burger with a sparkling red/Lambrusco or, if you don’t want the bubbles, try it with a Cabernet.
What Wine Goes With Mac and Cheese?
It’s the ultimate in comfort food, but what wine should you drink with your mac and cheese? Our picks are either a Chardonnay or a dry Riesling – give it a go next time you’re indulging in a bit of comfort mac and cheese!
Wine And Sandwich Pairing
Believe it or not we get asked this a lot – what wine should I drink with my sandwich? Of course it all depends on what sort of sandwich you’re having. There are too many options to give you a definitive answer so we’ll just direct you to this great Wine and Sandwich Pairing Guide.
What Wine Goes With Hot Dogs?
Maybe it’s for a BBQ or maybe you’ve got people over to watch the game and you need to know what wine to serve with hot dogs. Hot dogs are fatty so you need a wine that can cut through that fat and bring out the salty flavors of the meat. Our top picks for a wine to go with hot dogs? Rosé, Sangiovese or Pinot Blanc.
Wine And Dessert Pairings
Chocolate And Wine Pairing
We’ve all been there and had those times in our life when the idea of the couch, some chocolate and a glass of wine is the most appealing thing ever! Enhance your experience next time by pairing your wine well with your chocolate. Whether you’re eating dark, milk or white chocolate, this guide for Chocolate And Wine Pairing has got you covered.
Tiramisu Wine Pairing
If you’re serving Tiramisu for dessert and need to know what wine to serve with it, we can help. Tiramisu is made using Marsala, a sweet red wine, so you’ll need something to complement and not detract from those flavors. We’d suggest pairing your tiramisu with a sparkling Rosé or a sparkling white/Champagne.
Cheesecake Wine Pairing
What could be better than cheesecake? How about wine paired with cheesecake? Our suggestions for the best wines to pair with cheesecake? Try a sweet Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc, or you could go for a Moscato or a dry Rosé.
Cake And Wine Pairing
Too many cakes and too many wines, let’s leave this up to the experts, check out Cosmopolitan’s Wine and Cake Pairings.
Cookie And Wine Pairing
Thinking of bingeing on cookies and wine? There are so many options. Pick your best cookie and match it with the best wine to go with it with this Wine and Cookie Guide.
Chocolate Mousse Wine Pairing
You’ll want a sweet wine to pair with your chocolate mousse to contrast the bitterness of the chocolate – a Shiraz works well for this.
Wine Pairing With Lemon Dessert
For a lemon dessert such as a souffle or a lemon mousse try a sweet sparkling dessert wine like Asti.
Ice Cream Wine Pairing
Let’s face it, ice cream is not just ice cream – there are many different flavors of ice cream and consequently there are many different ideal wines to pair with ice cream. Check out this guide to Ice Cream and Wine Pairing.
Wine And Candy Pairings
Whether you just feel like a little pick-me-up or you’re trying to eat up all of the Halloween candy out of the house, this guide will help you to pair your candy with the right wine to take it to the next level!
What Wine Goes With Apple Pie?
Take your apple pie up a notch and serve it with Moscato d’Asti. It’s a low alcohol, sweet, fizzy wine that will lift and complement the flavors of your next apple pie.
Key Lime Pie Wine Pairing
If it’s a Key Lime Pie you’re serving, try pairing it with a Moscato d’Asti or Asti Spumanti to create exciting new aromas and flavors.
What Wine Goes With Pumpkin Pie?
Whether it’s for Thanksgiving or just for fun, pair your next Pumpkin Pie with a Pinot Gris to take your pumpkin pie eating to the next level.
So, we’ve covered a lot of fun foods and wines. The list could go on and on but we think this gives you a good snapshot of some fun wine pairings to enjoy!