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Wine Pairing Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Wines?

By M+E Staff

Brandon Marsh, co-owner of Triumph Bar in Seattle, offers his advice on the best wine pairings for a variety of recipes. Test your pairing knowledge.

FOOD

1. Steak 
2. Roast chicken 
3. Grilled salmon 
4. Roasted root vegetables 
5. Salad

WINE

A. Sauvignon blanc
B. Cabernet sauvignon
C. Gamay from Beaujolais
D. Dry rosé
E. Pinot noir

 

 

Answers

1. Steak: B. Cabernet sauvignon
2. Roast chicken: A. Sauvignon blanc such as Sancerre, especially when the chicken features an herb seasoning
3. Grilled salmon: E. Pinot noir, a light red that’s a classic match, especially for salmon exposed to the flavors of the grill
4. Roasted root vegetables: C. Gamay from Beaujolais, a light red with a fruity, earthy character that matches the root vegetables
5. Salad: D. Dry rosé, a crisp, cleansing match

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