Pairing Light Reds
A sweet, light red will pair well with a mixed green salad, whereas a more savory red, like Pinot Noir, will taste better with a dish that has more earthy depth.
Try combining a Burgundy with a slice of mushroom and cheese flatbread to bring out the wine’s deeper umami notes.
What snacks go good with red wine?
Here are 10 foolproof snacks to enjoy with your glass — or bottle — of red wine:
- Perfect Popcorn by Marian Bull.
- Alice’s House Truffles 4.0 by Alice Medrich.
- Greek Style Cheese Pies (Tyropita) by Alexandra V.
- Fig and Olive Tapenade by Kayb.
- How to Make Any Meatballs in 5 Steps by Jestei.
- Chevre Devils by gingerroot.
Which red wine goes best with steak?
The classic wine choices to pair with grilled steaks are big, bold red wines, especially California Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.
What food does Cabernet Sauvignon go with?
It almost always has substantial tannins, which help great Cabernets age for many years. The classic pairing with Cabernet is lamb, but it goes well with almost any meat—beef, pork, venison, even rabbit.
What snacks are good with red wine?
10 Casual Food and Wine Pairings
- French Fries and Sparkling Wine.
- Popcorn and Chardonnay.
- Pizza and Syrah or Italian Red.
- Glazed Pastries With Moscato.
- Dark Chocolate With Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Hot Dogs.
- Chips and Salsa.
- Fruit Plate.
What kind of cheese goes with red wine?
The best cheeses to pair with red wine are hearty ones – semi-firm, firm and aged hard cheese. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Tempranillo and Sangiovese are but a few of the red wines that pair well with aged Gouda and Cheddar, aged Manchego or Pecorino and other similar cow, goat or sheep milk cheeses.
What is the best red wine to drink with steak?
Sometimes less is more when it comes to pairing wine and steak. If you plan on serving filet mignon festooned with peppercorns or accompanied with a sauce, choose a heavier, smokier Pinot Noir or a rich Chardonnay. Red, dry wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz and Sangiovese also tend to work well.
Why does red wine pair with steak?
The reason red wine typically pairs well with red meat is that red wine tends to be higher in tannins. While on their own, tannins can feel drying, they’re a good complement to the rich fattiness that can be found in red meat.
Should red wine be chilled?
Red Wine Should Be Served Cool — 60 to 70 degrees
The most common misconception with red wine is that it is ideal to serve it at room temperature, when in fact serving it cool is the best way to enjoy it. To cool red down to its proper temperature, we like to place it in the fridge an hour before serving it.