How to pair different grape varietals with food

It would be convenient to think that matching grape varietals to food is as simple and straightforward as math—this grape varietal plus this food equals a perfect pairing. It’s not quite that simple! The variety and complexity of tastes in wine makes hard and fast rules difficult to establish. While there’s a lot of grey area and room for diversity of opinion, there are, nonetheless, some basic rules you can follow. Allow us to show you the way!

The infographic below is a great reference for wine-lovers looking to enjoy a glass of wine with their dinner. Generally-speaking, white wines tend to pair better with lighter foods. Notice that some foods pair well with more than one varietal.

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