Wine Pairing Basics - a Wine Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Wine Pairing Basics - A Wine Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Follow this easy chart to find out which wine to pair with food.

So you've got a great cabernet sauvignon just waiting for the right occasion - but you're not sure what food to pair with it? Or maybe the reverse: You're cooking up some gorgeous grilled steaks but want to know what to drink that will do them justice? Or what to crack open for an Asian feast, Thai takeout, your favorite spicy dishes or a good old-fashioned slice of pizza?

Red wine goes with red meat and white wine goes with chicken, right? Or was it fish? Well, it's a little more complicated than that, but it doesn't need to be much more complicated, thanks to the Yummly food and wine pairing cheat sheet we've whipped up.

Thanks to this chart, you can see that for white meat, you don't have to go with white wine: A light red like a pinot noir, or a medium red such as zinfandel or merlot are worthy companions, too.

Yummly Wine Pairing Infographic

Here are a few more food-pairing tips: For savignon blanc, veggies both fresh and roasted are a match, as are lighter fish dishes - same goes for pinot grigio. Sparkling wine makes a great match to both soft and hard cheeses, as well as starches (which makes it a great match for a cheese board, if you think about it). Happy pairing!