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|Sunday| Food and Wine Body Chart

Posted in Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on March 31, 2013

VERY LIGHT FOODS —————————————————
Paired with White wines ( W ), and no red.

Sole:  ( W ) Pinot Blanc, Alsace Riesling, Chablis
Founder: ( W ) Muscadet
Clams: ( W ) German Whites
Oysters: ( W )  Orvieto, Soave, Champagne

LIGHT FOODS ————————————————————
Paired with White ( W ) or red wines (R)

Snapper: ( W ) Pinot Grigio, Bardolino
Bass:  ( W ) Bardolino, (R) Valpolicella
Shrimp: ( W ) Sancerre,  Gewürztraminer (R) Chianti, Rioja
Scallops: ( W ) Chablis Premier Cru, (R) Beaujolais Villages
Pasta marinara: ( W ) Champagne

MEDIUM FOODS ———————————————————–
Paired with ( W ) or (R)

Veal Paillard: ( W ) White Graves, (R) Bardolino
Salmon: ( W ) Sauvignon Blanc, (R) Burgundy (Pinot Noir)
Tuna: ( W ) White Burgundy, (R) Dolcetto, Chianti Classico
Swordfish: ( W ) Chardonnay, (R) Chianti Classico Riserva
Duck: ( W ) Chassange Montrachet, (R) Rioja Gran Reserva
Roasted Chicken: ( W ) Puligny Montrachet, (R) Syrah/Shiraz
Game Birds: ( W ) Full bodied Champagne, (R) Côtes du Rhône

MEDIUM TO HEAVY FOODS ———————————————–
Paired with ( W ) or (R)

Lobster:  No white, (R) Barbaresco, Barolo
Poultry:  No white, (R) Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Most Cheeses: ( W ) Full bodied Chardonnay, (R) Merlot
Veal Chops: No white, (R) Zinfandel
Pork Chops: No white, (R) Medium Bodied Bordeaux
Ravioli, Stews: No white, (R) Cabernet Sauvignon

HEAVY FOODS –———————————————————————-
Paired with red wines

Lamb Chops:  (R) Hermitage
Leg of Lamb: (R) Full bodied Bordeaux
Beefsteak sirloin:  (R) Cabernet Sauvignon
Game meats, Steaks: (R) Amarone

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