4 Tips for Pairing Wine with Food

 Blog Post By: Brien Duffy, Food & Beverage Manager

Here at Bucks Run, we have revamped this year's wine list to include more of a global flare. There is nothing better than enjoying a great bottle of wine with your lunch or dinner on a beautiful summer day. Matching food and wine is something of an art. However, even the novice can follow a few guidelines that will definitely improve their ability to appropriately pair a wine with a meal. Here are a few thoughts we would like to share with you...

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Wine Pairing Thought #1:

One guideline to live by in pairing food and wine: Light foods go with light wines. Heavy foods go with heavy wines. Delicate meals need a light wine. Heavier meals need a bigger wine. We have some examples listed further below for your reference.

Wine Pairing Thought #2:

If you like your everyday red or white wine, don’t worry about trying to match the food you are eating with that particular wine. What matters most is that you like how your wine tastes. Not every meal requires the perfect match with a wine.

Wine Pairing Thought #3:

For that special bottle of wine -- whether it be a gift, an expensive wine, a highly-rated wine, or sentimental wine -- plan the meal around that bottle of wine.

Wine Pairing Thought #4: 

Don’t worry too much about all the fuss, just enjoy a beautiful glass of wine.


Food and Wine Matches – Examples

Sauvignon Blanc – white or light fish, mild cheese, fruit.

Chardonnay – grilled chicken, salmon, shellfish, and grilled fish; anything with a cream sauce.

Pinot Noir – light meats, chicken, grilled anything, salmon.

Merlot – pasta, red meat, duck, smoked or grilled foods.

Zinfandel – tomato pasta dishes, pizza, pesto, red meats, chicken with heavy sauces.

Cabernet Sauvignon – red meats, especially a juicy barbequed steak, grilled and smoked foods.

Dry Rosé – salads, pasta salads, BBQ chicken or fish, light spicy foods.


As always, we hope to see you soon! From your friends -- Chef Ben, Amy, Brien and the Bucks Run Team!

Posted by admin at May 16, 2017 Category: Other
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Quarry Grill, Wine, Pairing