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.