A-Z Food and Wine Pairings

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Calamari New world, grassy Sauvignon Blanc, Tocai Fruiliano

Calves Liver Merlot, Loire Red, Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone red

Caviar Iced Vodka, light dry sparkling, Muscadet

Ceviche Unoaked Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet, Albariño

Chicken, Barbecued Riesling, Viognier, Chenin Blanc or fruity, light-bodied Beaujolais, Loire Cabernet Franc, Languedoc-Rousillon Red, Valpolicella, Zinfandel.

Chicken, Cream Sauce Riesling, Chardonnay, Champagne

Chicken, Fried New Zealand or other new world Sauvignon Blanc or medium weight Chianti Classico

Chicken, Mole Zinfandel, Shiraz

Chicken, Roasted Chardonnay (preferably without oak), Chenin Blanc, Riesling, full-bodied Sauvigon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, fruity California Zinfandel or a classic, well aged red wine (e.g. Rioja Rieserva)

Chinese Off dry Riesling, aromatic whites

Clams Muscadet, medium weight Pinot Noir

Cod/Brandade de Morue ~ Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, Riesling, Muscadet

Coq au Vin Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chianti Riserva

Corn Riesling, Chardonnay

Crab Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, unoaked Chardonnay

Crayfish Off dry Riesling, lightrer style white Burgundy

Duck, Confit Unoaked, fruity, dry white, Alsatian Tokay Pinot Gris, Nebbiolo, Ribero del Duero

Duck Roasted Burgundy, off dry Riesling, cool climate Merlot, medium weight Nebbiolo, Rioja Crianza

Duck, Orange Zinfandel, Shiraz

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About Laura Levy Shatkin

Laura Levy Shatkin served for 10 years as food and wine critic for the Chicago Reader. Later, she became an Emmy-nominated executive producer for Taste, a 30-minute food and wine show on NBC-5 Chicago, which later merged into www.WineTasteTV.com, where Ms. Levy is a partner/owner. Today, she teaches private wine classes and hosts wine parties for consumers and firms, and continues to tell the video stories of wine, girlfriends and wine travel on her TCW blog, Wine…ing Women.