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Pairing wine is like learning a foreign language. Not only do you need to know the various types of wines and grapes out there, but you also need to understand their flavor undertones, regions, and what foods they work best with.

While it takes years to become a true sommelier (including a formal education), here are a few beginner-friendly tips so that you can pick up great bottles of wine and bring them home for your taste fest:

  • Chardonnay: Chardonnays are dry wines, but some have a vanilla undertone. Use these white varieties to go along with chicken, halibut, salmon, and even mild cheese dishes.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Another white wine, the Sauvignon Blanc is lighter, crisp, and has herbal notes along with fruity tastes. It works best with poultry and is excellent for shellfish.
  • Champagne: Champagne can be dry, and because it is often a blend of a few wines, it works better with seafood, eggs, and oysters. If you have sweeter champagne, use it with fruit and cheese platter

Pairing wine is like learning a foreign language. Not only do you need to know the various types of wines and grapes out there, but you also need to understand their flavor undertones, regions, and what foods they work best with.

While it takes years to become a true sommelier (including a formal education), here are a few beginner-friendly tips so that you can pick up great bottles of wine and bring them home for your taste fest:

  • Chardonnay: Chardonnays are dry wines, but some have a va
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Cool Summer Wines

When you are pairing wines with your favorite summer dish, a good rule of thumb is to pair color when you don't know much about wine. Red meats go well with red wines because they both embody a robust flavor. White wines go best with white meats, like fresh fish. However, if you want to go a step further, take a look at some of the best ways to pair summer wines with your favorite summer dishes.

 

Italian Sangiovese: This red wine pairs perfectly with just about any kind of red or smoked meats. However, it's very versatile, so it also goes well with salads that involve things like cherry tomatoes, eggplant, or even zucchini.

 

Italian Arneis: This delicate drink makes the perfect companion to lighter dishes. Think watermelon salads or a light lunch like tender linguine with clams.

 

Spanish White: Spanish white wines have their own zing to them. They can spice up the palate very well when sipped with seafood that is raw or grilled.

 

Chenin Blanc: The Chenin B

When you are pairing wines with your favorite summer dish, a good rule of thumb is to pair color when you don't know much about wine. Red meats go well with red wines because they both embody a robust flavor. White wines go best with white meats, like fresh fish. However, if you want to go a step further, take a look at some of the best ways to pair summer wines with your favorite summer dishes.

 

Italian Sangiovese: This red wine pairs perfectly with just about any kind of red or smoked m

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With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday menu. If you plan on hosting the feast, you’ll need to decide which types of wines pair well with your menu. If you plan on attending as a guest, bringing a bottle of wine is a nice gesture. The typical Thanksgiving menu is elaborate, so how do you choose which types of wine you should bring? Here is a rundown of the various wine selections that are available for the fall holiday.

The Whites

Chardonnay is one of the most popular picks for white wines, but the oakiness and intensity of the flavors generally do not pair well with Thanksgiving foods. Instead, stick to white wines that are refreshing and fruity. Two good examples: Riesling with a spicy, fruity flavor or Sauvignon Blanc that is light and crisp. They won’t be overpowering and will complement the heavier foods nicely.

The Reds

Red wines are perfectly acceptable for a Thanksgiving feast even though some tend to be on the heavier side. Cab

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday menu. If you plan on hosting the feast, you’ll need to decide which types of wines pair well with your menu. If you plan on attending as a guest, bringing a bottle of wine is a nice gesture. The typical Thanksgiving menu is elaborate, so how do you choose which types of wine you should bring? Here is a rundown of the various wine selections that are available for the fall holiday.

The Whites

Chardonnay is one

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