A-Z Food and Wine Pairings

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Nicoise Salad Dry rosé, fruity red

Olives Fino Sherry, sparkling wines

Oysters Chablis, Muscadet, Loire Sauvignon Blanc, sparkling wine, Pinot Noir

Paella Albariño, dry rosé, Rioja Crianza

Pasta, Tomato Sauce Soave, Sauvignon Blanc, Southern Italian reds

Pheasant Piedmont reds, Pinot Noir, Ribero del Duero, Rosso di Montalcino

Pizza Valpolicella, Chianti Rufina, Loire reds, Beaujolais

Pork Ribs, BBQ German Riesling, Alsatian Pinot Blanc, Loire reds (e.g. Chinon, Bourgueil) chilled Beaujolais, fruity Zinfandel

Pork, Roast or Chops Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Cru Beaujolais, Pinot Noir

Prosciutto Dry Riesling, Tocai Friuliano, Soave, Sauvignon Blanc

Quail White Burgundy, Chianti Classico, Zinfandel, Dolcetto, Rioja Crianza

Rabbit Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet/Shiraz blends

Ratatouille Languedoc-Roussilon reds (e.g. Minervois, Corbieres), dry Rose

Salad Racy whites, Sauvignon Blanc, dry Riesling, Vinho Verde, Rueda

Salmon Medium weight Pinot Noir (e.g. Oregon, Sancere rouge), Merlot, Chablis,

Sardines Sauvignon Blanc, Vinho Verde, Spanish whites

Sausages Beaujolais, fruity Zinfandel, dry rosé, aromatic Alsatian whites, Gruner Veltliner

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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.