Food & WineMatching Guide

Our detailed food and wine matching guide helps you decide which wines to pair with a wide variety of meat, poultry, fish vegetarian dishes as well as desserts and cheese.

The matching of food and wine is a matter of personal taste. There are no hard and fast rules, but just remember it is easiest to think of wine as a sauce and match the strength of flavours and weight of the dish with the wine. To learn more, see our FAQ. You can also attend one of our Food & Wine Matching courses.

 

The Basics

Weight, Flavour Intensity and Characteristics, Acidity, Salt, Tannin, Sweetness...

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Summer

Salads, Grilled Vegetables, Picnic Food, BBQs, Fruit Desserts...

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Autumn

Pumpkin soup, Sweetcorn Chowder, Roast Beef, Raspberries, Apple Tart...

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Beef

Cottage Pie, Meatballs, Steak, Chilli, Roast Beef...

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Lamb

Irish Stew, Lancashire Hotpot, Kleftiko, Roast Lamb...

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Pork

Sausages, Ham, Casserole, Salami, Roast Pork...

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Duck

Roast Duck, Confit de Canard, Cassoulet, Guinea Fowl, Quail...

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BBQs

Sausages, Hamburgers, Steaks, Grilled Veg...

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Game Birds

Grouse, Woodcock, Pigeon, Wild Duck, Partridge ...

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Game Meat

Venison, Hare, Wild Boar...

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Chicken

Fricassee, Kiev, Chasseur, Coq-au-Vin, Roast...

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Fish

Fish Cakes, Cod, Mackerel, Salmon, Tuna...

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Shellfish

Crab, Langoustines, Lobster, Mussels, Oysters...

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Vegetarian

Salads, Pasta, Quiche, Onion Tart, Ratatouille...

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Cheese

Stilton, Goat's Cheese, Cheddar, Gruyere, Brie...

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Desserts

Chocolate based, Ice Cream, Treacle Tart...

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