White Wine Food Pairings

05/22/2018

Did you know that the 25th of May is International White Wine Day?  What better way to welcome in the warm summer weather than enjoying a nice glass of white wine with the perfect food pairing?  Since we’re all about food here at Swiss Diamond, we thought it would be nice to share some of our favorite pairings with our favorite varietals of white wine.

From Chardonnay to Riesling and many in between, we’ll showcase our favorite pairings for each below.  What are your favorite wine pairings?  Let us know on our facebook page.

White Wine pairings


Albariño

Pronounce it: al-bar-een-yoh

Often regarded to as Spain’s seafood wine, this is the wine to pair with the simplest, freshest shellfish, especially prawns, langoustines, mussels and raw oysters.

Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Pan-roasted Sea Bass with a White Wine Tomato Sauce


Chardonnay

Pronounce it: shar-don-ay

Chardonnay is medium to full-bodied, and is an ideal accompaniment to roast chicken and turkey. Or, try 'oaky' or 'oaked' Chardonnay with smoked foods.

Herb-Roasted Game Hen with Garlic Tomatoes

Gluten Free Shrimp Etouffee

 

Chenin Blanc

Pronounce it: shen-in blonk

Try a dry Chenin Blanc alongside straightforward roast pork, or any pork dish. Sweet Chenin Blancs classified as a ‘noble’ grape produces fantastic wines around the world.

Pork Chop Saltimbocca with Broccoli Rabe

Maple Glazed Pork Shank with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

 

Pinot Gris

Pronounce it: pee-no gree

Enjoy Pinot Gris, or a Pinot Grigio with friends, without food. If you're having Chinese, then Pinot Gris goes well with dim sum, spring rolls, and duck.

Peking Duck Breast

Asian Cucumber and Duck Salad

 

Riesling

Pronounce it: ree-zling

Rieslings have a delicate flavor and are perfectly paired with Thai dishes. On a sweeter note, try delicate sweet versions with apple crumble, and save the sweetest to drink with homemade vanilla ice cream.

Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Skillet Pineapple Sponge Cake


Sauvignon Blanc

Pronounce it: sew-vin-yon blonk

Drink dry styles with creamy cheese such as brie, goat’s cheese, and blue cheese. If you have a sweet bottle, the classic match is foie gras. Or, try creamy blue cheese, or caramelized peaches or plums.

Kanafeh Sweet Cheese Pastry

Prosciutto Apple Grilled Cheese

 

 

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