Foodie Focus: Fruit and Wine Pairings

By August 20, 2013Foodie Focus

Foodie Focus is a blog series dedicated to the self-proclaimed food obsessed.  We will focus here on various “foodie” issues like tips for cooking, new and unique ingredients, details on different varieties of produce, and parties that center on food.

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:, Diner’s journal-NY times, Sunset Magazine, Gourmet Sleuth, Hello Vino

Author Jessica Lessard

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