The Secret of French Wine & Food Pairing

The secret is that there is no big secret, it is easier than you might imagine! Arguably the relationship between wine and food is closer in France than anywhere else. We enjoy savouring the balance and flavours of our cuisine. A perfect wine pairing really enhances the experience of dining at home or in a restaurant. When considering what to drink with a particular meal, focus on the wine's structure - acidity, sweetness, body, tannins, alcohol - as well as its flavours. The weight or intensity of a wine is especially important - lighter wines with lighter foods and more full-bodied wines with more substantial and flavourful foods.

Here are a few classic combinations for popular foods with La Châsse:

Beef - Roast
Côtes du Rhône Réserve red
Costières de Nîmes Winemaker's Selection Côtes du Rhône red
Beef - Casserole
Côtes du Rhône Prestige red 
Shiraz red
Chicken - roast
Merlot red
Lamb Chops - grilled
Shiraz red 
Côtes du Rhône Réserve red
Pork Chops - grilled
Merlot red
Steak au Poivre
Côtes du Rhône Réserve red 
Costières de Nîmes Winemaker's Selection Côtes du Rhône red
Cheese - mild
Costières de Nîmes Winemaker's Selection Côtes du Rhône red
Cheese - mature
Côtes du Rhône Réserve red
Lasagne
Merlot red 
Côtes du Rhône Prestige red
Pasta - tomato sauce
Merlot red
Côtes du Rhône Prestige red
Pasta - creamy sauce
Côtes du Rhône Prestige rosé 
Chardonnay-Viognier white
Pizza
Shiraz red 
Shiraz-Grenache rosé
Petits Farcis
Shiraz red
Risotto
Chardonnay-Viognier white 
Shiraz-Grenache rosé
Salad
Chardonnay-Viognier white
Shiraz-Grenache rosé
Sausage & Mash
Côtes du Rhône Réserve red
Shiraz red
Spaghetti Bolognese
Shiraz red 
Côtes du Rhône Prestige red
Stir Fry & Indian Cuisine
Chardonnay-Viognier white 
Shiraz-Grenache rosé
Fish - grilled
Sauvignon-Grenache white
Fish - sauced
Côtes du Rhône Réserve white 
Chardonnay-Viognier white
Seafood
Côtes du Rhône Réserve red
 

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