Friday, March 2, 2012

What to Pair with... Pinot Noir?

Pinot Noir is a versatile wine: strong fruit notes, with hints of earthiness and spice, all wrapped up in a light body--this wine can match a wide range of food without overpowering the dishes.

Vegetables: With the sweet red fruit flavors of the wine, try matching with sweet vegetables like red pepper and ripe tomato.

Pasta: Light pink sauces and pestos balance the light body.

Fish: One of the few red wines that works well with fish, though it is best to pair it with heartier fish like tuna and salmon.

Poultry: This wine pairs well with the full range of light flesh of poultry. Chicken or turkey, prepared almost any way and even duck, goose, or pheasant.

Meat: With lean cuts of beef like filet mignon, or game meat, the fruitiness will balance well.

Cheese: Sweet, soft cheeses will work best, like blue and brie.

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