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There is something truly magical about finding that perfect bottle to accentuate a meal. Below, we list some of the major varietals and the food best suited to enjoy with them!

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Pinot Grigio

An easy-drinking wine that generally pairs well with fish, salad and chicken.

Italian: Pair with vegetable lasagna, hearty potato casserole and a wide assortment of hard cheeses

American: – Pair with smoked salmon, fresh crab, sausages, early spring vegetables

shrimp, seafood, food

Sauvignon Blanc

The perfect summer sipper! Sauv Blanc’s juicy fruit and snappy acidity will get any diner in the mood for food!

French (focus on Loire Valley): Enjoy with chilled seafood salad, goat cheese and smoked fish pate

New World: Drink with bounties from the farmers market- veggie pastas, fresh or aged goat cheeses and any kind of seafood or chicken off the grill.

lobster, food, seafood


Take this classic bottle to the next level with the proper dinner!

France (Burgundy):
Braised chicken and vegetables, souffle, lobster tail and creamy cheeses

American (California): Lime marinated chicken, grilled shrimp and vegetable skewers, seared scallop pasta with fresh tomatoes and herbs

meat, duck, duck breast

Pinot Noir

Old or New World–you’re sure to be ‘wowed’ by this light-bodied favorite!

France (Burgundy):
Marinated venison, mushroom dishses, bresse chicken, braised rabbit, baked salmon or roasted pork loin

New World (California Focus) – Great with a variety of proteins, from salmon to pork and duck. Pairs well with salmon, tuna and other oily fishes, mild sausages, duck, quail, pork and lamb. Fruit based sauces or chutneys and mushrooms make a strong supporting cast. For a cheese board select firm, moderately flavored cheeses like Gruyere, Gouda and aged Cheddar

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A bold, hearty red- get ready to dive into it’s earthy opulence with a decadent winter meal!

Old World (France, Rhone Focus):
Grilled lamb chops and couscous, brisket, braised beef, moroccan spiced lamb

New World (Cali focused): BBQ pork, grilled lamb or asian beef dishes

grilling, sausage meat, barbecue


The umami lovers delight- Malbec is your new favorite red for earthy dishes.

Old World: Seared duck breast, black bean burgers, braised beef, casseroles made with game birds or dark meat chicken

New World (South America Focus): Hangar steak with a generous helping of chimichurri, all kinds of grilled meats and cheeses. Don’t forget the spicy chorizo.

meat, cooking, cooked

Cabernet Sauvignon

Arguably the most popular wine in the world- Cab Sauv is the perfect red for almost any meat dish!

Old World (France, Bordeaux):
Turkey chili, cheeseburger, hearty meats, fabulous with game birds or a cool winter night

New World (Napa focus): Steak, lamb, roast beef, portobello mushrooms, grilled lamb

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