Wine & Beer Pairings

Wine & Food Pairings  
Chocolate (cream/brownie) Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel, Port, Moscato d'Asti
Cheesecake (vanilla or fruit) Asti Spumante, Moscato, Moscato d'Asti, late harvest Riesling
Dessert (cream or custard) Vouvray, late harvest Riesling, Moscato, Champagne
Pie (baked fruit) Riesling, Vouvray, Champagne, Merlot, Sherry
Pasta (red sauce) Chianti, Merlot, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Beaujolais, Red Bordeaux, Rioja
Pasta (white sauce) Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Orvieto
Cheese (mild or dip) Gewurztraminer, Prosecco, White Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Rose, Pinot Noir
Cheese (strong) Cabernet, Port, Syrah, Zinfandel, Red Bourdeaux, Shiraz
Pizza (with meat) Zinfandel, Shiraz, Syrah, Malbec, Chianti, Sangiovese
Pizza (with vegetables) Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir
Spicy (Mexican/Chinese) Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Moscato, Asti Spumante
Chicken (barbecued) Shiraz, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir
Chicken (baked/roasted) Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Vinho Verde, Beaujolais, Pinot Noir
Turkey (roasted) Pinot Noir, Lighter Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Gewurztraminer
Ham (baked) Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Moscato, Vouvray
Pork (roast/tenderloin) Pinot Noir, Beaujolais, Pinot Grigio, Riesling
Beef (steak/roasted) Cabernet, Merlot, Red Burgundy, Shiraz, Syrah, Malbec
Lamb (chops/roast) Cabernet, Rioja, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Red Burgundy
Salmon (broiled) Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris
Seafood (shrimp/lobster) Albarino, Sauvignon Blanc, Pouilley-Fume, Rose, Champagne, Viognier
Walleye (breaded/baked) Pinot Gris, White Bourdeaux, Orvieto ,Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
Venison (baked) Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel, Carmenere
Beer & Food Pairings  
Lager Chicken, seafood, cheese plates, salmon, lemon desserts, hot dogs
Blonde Ale Lighter food - chicken, salads, salmon, light nutty cheeses, lemon custard
Pale Ale Wide range of food including basic beef dishes, hamburgers, light cheddar cheeses
India Pale Ale Strong or spicy food, milder blue cheese, ginger spice cake, rice pudding
Amber/Red Ale Chicken, seafood, hamburgers, spicy cuisine, tangy cheeses, poached pears
Barley Wine Overpowers most foods, best served with strong cheese or rich sweet desserts
Oatmeal Roasted and smoked foods, blackened fish, barbecue sausages, chocolate desserts
Oatmeal Stout Rich spicy food such as barbecued beef, Szechuan dishes, chocolate espresso cake
Imperial Stout Easily overpowers most foods - pair with wild game, goose, chocolate truffles
Wheat Best with lighter foods - salads, seafood, vegetable dishes, lighter desserts
Pilsner Chicken, salads, salmon, bratwurst, mild cheddars, light desserts
Winter Ales Stews, heavily roasted meats, ham, soft or smoked cheeses, holiday desserts