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A successful intimate meal, small gathering,or big party often centers on both food and drink. A common concern of hosts is the proper pairing of protein and wine. Yet what about pairing fruit and wine? Here is a quick suggestion guide for red and white picks that pair well with some popular fruits. Want more information on how wines pair with fruits, veggies, cheese and meats? Check out the links below.
Fruit and Wine pairings:
Cherries: Dry Rosé, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon
Peaches: Riesling, Rosé, Viognier, Chardonnay
Plums: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Port
Berries: Pinot Grigio, Dry Rosé, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Port
Red Apples: Riesling, Sparking Wine, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon
Green Apples: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sparking Wine
Pears: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Sparkling Wine, Merlot, Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon
Melons: Sparkling Rosé, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Barolo
Figs: Sauvignon Blanc, Chianti, Sauvignon
Citrus: Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Dry Rosé, Barolo, Barbaresco, Dry Rosé
Sources: Myrecipes.com, Diner’s journal-NY times, Sunset Magazine, Gourmet Sleuth, Hello Vino