Ten comfort food and wine pairings

August 27th, 2017

pairing wine with comfort food

By Joseph Temple

With summer ending and the cool autumn breeze soon blowing through the orchards, nothing is better than settling in for the evening with some classic comfort food and a nice glass of wine. Here are just a few ideas to get the conversation started. What are some of your favorites?

What wine should I pair with chicken pot pie
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1. Chicken Pot Pie and Riesling – rich and creamy filling in a delicate flaky pastry


Pairing with with meat loaf

2. Meatloaf and Shiraz – a classic dinner complete with peas and mashed potatoes

What wine to pair with shrimp and grits
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3. Shrimp & Grits and Gewürztraminer – a southern staple with a touch of spice


What wine should I pair with turkey
4. Turkey Dinner and Chardonnay – a tradition for the holidays or any big family meal


What wine should i pair with macaroni and cheese?
5. Macaroni & Cheese and Cabernet Franc – gooey, warm, creamy with endless add-in possibilities

What wine should I pair with pot roast
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6. Pot Roast and Merlot – easy to put together, ready by the time you get home from a long day


spaghetti and meatballs what wine to pair with
7. Spaghetti & Meatballs and Chianti – anything with tomato sauce is instantly comforting

What wine should I pair with chili?
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8. Chili and Pinot Noir – hearty, meaty, spicy, satisfying.

What wine should I pair with tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches?
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9. Tomato soup with grilled cheese and Pinot Gris – remember rushing home for lunch
and mom would be waiting with a delicious meal finished with a glass of milk?


What wine to pair with bbq
10. BBQ and Zinfandel – when you are not quite ready for summer to end


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