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 thinly sliced short ribs are perfect for
quick grilling. Ask a butcher to cut them
flanken-style, or find them at Asian markets.
judge Hugh Acheson adds crisp
green apple to give crunch and sweetness
to this light, smoky shrimp dish.
The vibrant herb-and-garlic sauce chimichurri
works both as a marinade for the shrimp
and as a dressing for the black-eyed peas.
Chef Jamie Bissonnette uses pickled mustard
seeds—scooped out from the brine of a pickle
jar—to give these shrimp crunch.
The sauce for this shrimp is a simple version
of Italy’s salmoriglio,
typically made with
lemon and herbs in a mortar.
Chef Susan Feniger uses coconut, chiles and kaffir lime leaves to create a green Sriracha, a Thai-style hot sauce, to serve with steak.
Mario Batali created this superthick,
caper-studded version of a classic vinegary
herb sauce to complement grilled steak.
is a sauce made from dried chiles,
ground seeds and nuts. This one, with almond
butter and anchos, is fabulous on steak.
Fort Worth chef Tim Love keeps bone-in rib
eyes extra-juicy by searing them on the grill
and letting them rest before finishing them.
This vegetarian sandwich is terrific warm, but for a shortcut, use jarred olive tapenade instead of homemade and serve cold.
Star chef Tom Colicchio grills this showstopping
whole sea bass with Asian flavors
like cilantro, lime and hot chile sauce.
On his first visit to Saigon, chef Luke Nguyen
of Sydney’s Red Lantern loved this simple
sandwich of peppery pork and hoisin sauce.
To keep halibut moist, chef Chris Cosentino
of San Francisco’s Incanto sears it in cuminspiked
The quick pan sauce for this simple fish
dish has just a few ingredients, but is packed
with amazing flavors.
A creamy, vivid parsley sauce is delicious
with white fish like halibut.
Preheating the oven to 500° and then reducing
the temperature to 375° yields a lamb that’s
crusty on the outside and juicy within.
This flaky white fish is dressed up with zesty ingredients like lemon and fresh herbs.
Slow-roasting the pork shoulder for this
sandwich is worth it: The herbs and garlic
infuse the meat with incredible flavor.
Inspired by Peking duck, Italian vintner
Piero Incisa della Rocchetta brushes this
chicken with soy sauce and honey.
The flavors of lamb, herbs and Syrah have
an incredible affinity for each other that’s
showcased in this pairing.