Food and Wine Matching Guide: Entrées
Whether you’re eating out or entertaining at home, getting the celebrations off on the right note with the perfect entrée and wine is not always easy.
Never fear, follow our entrée and wine matching guide and you’ll enjoy the tastiest combinations every time.
An Italian classic containing just three ingredients in the vibrant colours of the Italian flag that’s perfect with zippy whites or Rosé styles.
Pair with: Pinot G, Vermentino, Prosecco or Rosé.
GRILLED & MARINATED PRAWNS WITH AIOLI
Fresh seafood, the flavour of the BBQ and a creamy dipping sauce makes this a great dish to enjoy with a richer white style or even a light red.
Pair with: Chardonnay, Verdelho, Arneis or Pinot Noir.
Beef served raw as a tartare, tataki or carpaccio style has a surprisingly mild taste so choose a light red, Rosé or even a medium to full-bodied white.
Pair with: Pinot Noir, Grenache, Gamay or Rosé.
NATURAL OYSTERS WITH LEMON
The saline purity of a chilled fresh oyster is best enjoyed with a light and fresh unoaked white or Sparkling white with zippy acidity.
Pair with: Riesling, Semillon, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc or Grüner Veltliner.
This South East Asian classic has loads of flavour due to the trio of grill, marinate and spicy peanut sauce, so make sure your wine has some punch to match.
Pair with: Verdelho, aged Riesling, Chardonnay or Grenache.
SAN CHOI BAU
These pork-based lettuce cups are deliciously crunchy, fresh and flavoursome – a perfect dish to enjoy with a light red, Rosé or aromatic white.
Wine that matches: Grenache, Nero d’Avola, Rosé or Riesling.
Light and fresh, fish tacos pair well with zesty whites or Rosés with fresh acidity as they won’t overpower the delicate flavours and textures.
Pair with: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Sparkling whites.
BUFFALO WINGS WITH BLUE CHEESE SAUCE
Crisp-fried chicken wings, tossed in sweet sauce and served with a tart blue cheese dressing are irresistible with a flavoursome white, light red or your favourite beer.
Pair with: Fiano, Chardonnay, Rosé or Grenache.
For more great food and wine combinations, be sure to check out our dedicated Food and Wine Pairing pages.