SAM’S CLUB Source
INE AND FOODPAIRING CHART
This chart is designed to give you some basicguidelines about how to pair today’s most popular wines with classic flavors and dishes. But once youhave begun this process, feel free to experiment andbranch out with favorite pairings of your own. Theonly hard and fast rule to observe is that the wineand the food must be balanced—neither one shouldoverpower the other.The good news is, once you’ve looked over this chartand know what you want to serve, you can go to your local SAM’S CLUB wine department* confident of finding an intelligent array of each of the popular wineslisted here. SAM’S CLUB Chief Wine MerchantBob Paulinski,distinguished wine expert, travels theworld for SAM’S CLUB to ensure that the winedepartment is packed with tremendous values onexciting wines from both boutique wineries and finelarge producers. You will want to check into the winedepartment every time you shop at SAM’S CLUB,since Bob is constantly introducing newly discoveredspecial selections.
IPS ABOUT SERVING WINE
The temperature at which wine is served is alwayscritical. A bold red, like a Cabernet or Shiraz, shouldbe served at a cool room temperature (62-67°).White wines are best at a cool, but not cold, 50-60°(15 minutes out of the refrigerator before serving).However, keep in mind that the colder a wine is, themore the aroma and flavor will be muted. If youare serving a great, complex white wine, you maywant it to be at the higher end of the temperaturerange. Champagne’s sparkling personality is bestpreserved if it’s served at a cold 45° (that wouldbe straight out of your refrigerator). When youare serving more than one type of wine duringyour meal, remember to start with lighter winesand move into the heavier or more complexwines: white before red, dry before sweet,simple before complex.
C h o c o l a t e F r u i t / C r e a m y d e s s e r t s D i s h e s w i t h c r e a m s a u c e D i s h e s w i t h t o m a t o s a u c e S h e l l f i s h S o l e / H a l i b u t S a l m o n / T u n a S p i c y f o o d
( w h e t h e r b e e f , p o u l t r y o r f i s h )
P o u l t r y G a m e L a m b / D u c k P o r k / V e a l B e e f S t r o n g c h e e s e M i l d c h e e s e , c r e a m b a s e d d i p s
Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
(True Champagne is a sparkling wine made only in the Champagneregion of Northern France.)
Extra Dry: medium dry
Demi Sec: slightly sweet
Rose (typically Brut style)
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