Choosing Wine to Match Your Menu

Going to a dinner party or hosting one yourself? Choosing wine that both goes well with the meal and pleases everybody at the table can be a pain in the behind.

Especially if you don’t know a ton about wine. Sure, you know you like it. And you probably know a few grapes that you tend to enjoy. But if that’s the limit of your wine knowledge, you may feel a bit insecure about bringing the best wine for a dinner party or buying the best bottles for your guests.

Don’t sweat it. Selecting wines is easier than you think. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know which wine goes well with what dinner. (In fact, most rocket scientists are terrible at picking out wine!) All you need is an overview of types of wines, grapes, and what things generally go well together. All of which you can find on this page. Even if all you know about wine is that you like it and it makes you happy.

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Party Planning Wine Tips and Resources

Food Wine GuideFood & Wine Guide

Guide to choosing wines for your party menu, including tradtional food-wine pairings, wine vocabulary, and how to talk about wine when you go to shop for it– which will help you end up with exactly what you want.


Definitions of Wine TypesWine Types

An overview of the main types of wine by grape, including how and where they’re made and what they taste like. A good red and white wine 101!


Dry Red Wine TypesTypes of Dry Red Wine

An overview of the different kinds of dry red wines. Includes info on where these red wines are made and what foods the different wines pair well with.


White Wine TypesWhite Wine Types Part One

Here we go over three of the most popular white wine grapes, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris / Pinto Grigio, and Riesling, including information about what to expect out of each wine and what to serve it with.


Types of White WineWhite Wine Types Part Two

Here you’ll find info about three more popular (and super-tasty) white wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, and Verdejo. All the basics about each wine at a glance.

 

Specific Wine Varieties

Pinot Noir DescriptionPinot Noir

An in-depth description of the famous Pinot Noir wine variety. Includes info about its traditional flavors, the grapes, where it’s made, and more.


How to Serve MerlotMerlot

Tips on how to serve merlot wine, what to serve merlot with, as well as temperatures, varieties of merlot, etc. A perfect merlot quick guide!


What is Pinot GrigioPinot Grigio

All about that famous (and infamous) white wine, pinot grigio. Tips on tasting and serving, and everything you need to know about this wine… and why its bad reputation is not to be believed.


Wine Tasting Parties

Throw a Wine Tasting PartyHow to Throw a Wine Tasting Party

Tips on how to throw a wine tasting party, including wine party themes, picking out great wines and foods, how to taste wines for a wine tasting, and more!