Explore food pairings created to match the wines from our club offerings and Wine Shop. Each recipe pairing has been tested in the FOOD & WINE Test Kitchen.
Perfect Pairing Rules
- Serve a dry rosé with hors d'oeuvres.
- Serve an unoaked white with anything you can squeeze a lemon or lime on.
- Try low-alcohol wines with spicy foods.
- Match rich red meats with tannic reds.
- With lighter meats, pair the wine with the sauce.
- Choose earthy wines with earthy foods.
- For desserts, go with a lighter wine.
These amazing, light and simple crab
cakes are bound with fish, not cracker
crumbs, for a deep seafood flavor.
The wonderfully citrusy dressing for the salad here is made with fresh lemon and orange juices and whisked with a little olive oil and mayonnaise until creamy.
The tart-sweet flavors of lingonberry jam
make it a delicious complement to these
crispy fried veal cutlets.
Chef Michael White’s chunky salad gets a wonderfully bright flavor from basil and tarragon.
In these plump, juicy burgers, caramelized
onions and Gruyére add a sweet, rich edge
to succulent ground beef.
Using the mushroom-soaking liquid to cook
the rice gives this risotto intense flavor; goat
cheese, butter and Parmesan add richness.
Store-bought confit duck legs make these
tacos really easy. Another shortcut: crisping
the skin in a microwave.
Here’s an easy sauce for duck: After roasting
the legs until crisp, thicken the cooking juices
with hazelnuts, bread and garlic.
Chef Paul Liebrandt marinates duck breast
and shrimp in honey, soy and chiles to create
a stir-fry that’s sweet, salty and spicy.
Smoked paprika is a key to the great depth
of f lavor in this straightforward, incredibly
flavorful chorizo- and seafood-studded dish.
A good sauce is the bridge between the meat and the wine. This one gets extra-deep flavor from veal stock.
This quick-cooking staple of Ethiopian home
cooking gets its kick from berbere
, a fragrant,
chili-based spice blend.
Roasted almonds, parsley and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese create a nutty, fresh-tasting pasta dish that’s terrific warm or cold.
Toasty marcona almonds, tangy goat cheese
and sweet dates help give this colorful raw
salad its incredible flavor.
Chefs Steve Samson and Zach Pollack pair
farro pasta with hearty, rustic sauces; this
one gets its richness from chicken livers.
Sweet Italian sausage and fresh fennel have a natural affinity.
To get the most from a marinade—like the fennel-garlic one used here—slash the skin and meat so the flavors can seep in.
This aromatic pork roast is super-versatile:
Excellent right out of the oven, it’s also great
at room temperature or cold for sandwiches.
Topped with fig jam, pungent blue cheese and salty prosciutto, this flatbread is a staple at Todd English’s Olives restaurants.
The secret to this luscious pork ragù is a little
cocoa powder, which deepens the savory flavor
of the meaty sauce.