Wines

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Red

WineDescriptionCommon Pairings
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is among the world's finest red wines, named after the grape from which it is produced. It has a bold, rich and complex flavor that goes well with lamb, beef, cheddar cheese, brie and chocolate.

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Recipes:

Focaccia Bread
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Coffee Liqueur
Spicy Salsa
Chocolate Matzoh Clusters
Black Forest Pie

Ingredients: beef, broccoli, cheddar cheese, cherries, chocolate, flank steak
Chianti
Chianti
Sometimes called the "Bordeaux of Italy", Chianti is a red wine from the Chianti region in Tuscany, Italy. It is made from a blend of grapes that consists of 75%-100% Sangiovese, up to 20% of approved red grapes such as...MoreRecipes:

Baked Ziti
Chili Mac Casserole
Coconut Pork with Lime
Lamb Vindaloo
Pork Souvlaki

Ingredients: beef, eggplant, fava beans, fontina cheese, gouda cheese, lamb
Merlot
Merlot
Merlot is a red wine made from the Merlot grape, which is mainly grown in France, California (United States), and Italy. It is also grown, but to a a lesser extent, in Australia, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Canada, Switzerland, South Africa,...MoreRecipes:

Focaccia Bread
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Coffee Liqueur
Spicy Salsa
Chocolate Matzoh Clusters
Bruschetta

Ingredients: beef, chocolate, mint, parmesan cheese, plums, romano cheese
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is a light, red wine made from the grape of the same name. The grape is mainly associated with the Burgundy region of France, but is grown worldwide in cool regions.

The color of Pinot Noir can...More
Recipes:

Pollo (Chicken) Ole
Dom Yam Gai
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Chicken Gumbo
Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients: brie, chicken, cinnamon, cloves, goat cheese, lamb
Port
Port
Also known as Vinho do Porto or Porto, port wine is a sweet Portuguese wine produced with grapes grown and processed in the Douro Valley region in northern Portugal. Port is a fortified wine, which means that some distilled...MoreRecipes:

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Coffee Liqueur
Chocolate Matzoh Clusters

Ingredients: bleu cheese, caramel sauce, cheddar cheese, chocolate
Red Bordeux
Red Bordeux
Red Bordeux, called claret in the United Kingdom, refers to a red wine produced in the Bordeux region of France. White Bordeux varieties exist, however, red comprises nearly 90% of the wines produced in the Bordeux region.

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Recipes:

Baked Ziti
Chili Mac Casserole
Lamb Vindaloo
Teriyaki Strip Steaks

Ingredients: beef, capers, duck, filet mignon, flank steak, lamb
Red Zinfandel
Red Zinfandel
Red Zinfandel is a red wine made from the zinfandel grape, including its red skin, and considered an American classic. Research indicates that the zinfandel grape may have originated in Italy, but it is now primarily grown in California. MoreRecipes:

Baked Ziti
Chili Mac Casserole
Teriyaki Strip Steaks

Ingredients: beef, Muenster cheese, tomato sauce
Syrah
Syrah
Syrah is a dark, red wine made from a grape of the same name, originating in France. It is also referred to as Shiraz, a synonym. It is mostly known as Syrah in the United States, Europe, Chile and...MoreRecipes:

Spinach-Stuffed Salmon
Horseradish crusted Salmon

Ingredients: beets, cheddar cheese, currants, hazelnuts, oregano, sage

White

WineDescriptionCommon Pairings
Chablis
Chablis
Chablis is a type of white wine made from Chardonnay grapes, that come from the Chablis section of Burgundy, France. The grapes are grown in a rocky soil. Its crisp, floral, light and fruity flavor comes from the Kimmerdigan limestone...MoreRecipes:

Pollo (Chicken) Ole
Dom Yam Gai
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Chicken Gumbo
Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients: chicken, oysters
Chardonnay
Chardonnay
Chardonnay is a usually dry, white wine that goes well with shellfish or poultry. It can even go well with a light meat dish of red meat. Brie, Provolone or Gruyere make good cheese pairings.

Some chardonnays can...More
Recipes:

Homemade Pesto
Swedish Apple Pie
Pollo (Chicken) Ole
Dom Yam Gai
Coconut Pork with Lime

Ingredients: almonds, apples, asiago cheese, basil, brie, chicken
Pinot Blanc
Pinot Blanc
Pinot Blanc is a white wine named for the pinot blanc grape, which is basically a genetic mutation of the pinot noir grape. This wine is often confused with Chardonnay although the two wines are not related.

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Recipes:

Plantain Tortillas
Spinach Omelette
Pollo (Chicken) Ole
Dom Yam Gai
Cheddar Curry Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients: chicken, egg(s), heavy cream, light cream, oysters, ricotta cheese
Pinot Gris/Grigio
Pinot Gris/Grigio
Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are white wines that come from the same grape, that just have different names. The wine is called Pinot Grigio in Italy and California, while it is called Pinot Gris in France. The Pinot...MoreRecipes:

Pollo (Chicken) Ole
Dom Yam Gai
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Chicken Gumbo
Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients: aubergines, chicken, eggplant, pesto
Riesling
Riesling
Pronounced Reez-ling, Riesling is a white wine produced from the Riesling grape, which is believed to be native to Germany. Riesling grapes do well in California and Germany, but the grapes are also grown in Australia, New Zealand, Austria, and...MoreRecipes:

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Coffee Liqueur
Chocolate Matzoh Clusters
Pears

Ingredients: apricots, chocolate, duck, ginger, gouda cheese, pears
Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc
Savignon Blanc is a white wine with French origins and a soft smoky flavor and pronounced herbal and apple flavors, which goes well with stews and thick sauces. New Zealand is now a top producer of Sauvignon blancs. It...MoreRecipes:

Swedish Apple Pie
Penne with Asparagus Cream Sauce
Pollo (Chicken) Ole
Dom Yam Gai
Easy Apple Pie

Ingredients: apples, asparagus, chicken, chives, coriander, feta cheese
White Bordeux
White Bordeux
White Bordeux refers to any white wine produced in the humid, calcium-rich soil of the Bordeux region of France. White Bordeux is typically made from a blend of several grapes, typically consisting of 20% Sauvignon Blanc and 80% Sémillon. ...MoreRecipes:

Pollo (Chicken) Ole
Baked Ziti
Dom Yam Gai
Chili Mac Casserole
Coconut Pork with Lime

Ingredients: beef, chicken, kidney beans, lamb, pork, turkey

Blush

WineDescriptionCommon Pairings
White Zinfandel
White Zinfandel
White Zinfandel is a pale, rose-colored wine made from the zinfandel grape. The zinfandel grape itself is red, so white zinfandel is made from these grapes with the skin removed. The resulting wine is light and very sweet....MoreRecipes:

Pollo (Chicken) Ole
Dom Yam Gai
Coconut Pork with Lime
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Chicken Gumbo

Ingredients: chicken, heavy cream, light cream, Muenster cheese, pork, salmon