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What wine goes best with Roast Lamb, Beef Stew, Duck or? The information here consolidates the information in the other "meat" pages such as Pairing Beef and Wine...

A Fine Wine and Meat Pairing

Red meat paired with red wine, not that there's anything wrong with it

Which wine with meat? Which meat with wine?

A real classic, red meat paired with red wine. And why not? Check our tables for more wine and meat pairing ideas.

Choosing a Wine to Match Your Meat Dish

We liked these suggestions so much that we decided to repeat them. Whether you select your wine or your meat dish first, check our tables to get a great match that brings out the best in the meat and the wine. There's nothing like the right wine and food marriage.

Wine meat purchase guide iconThe following table presents wine and meat pairing information, sorted by wine, rather than by meat dish. When you click on any wine a new page pops up telling you what you need to know about that wine. This short page makes specific purchase recommendations, usually in three price ranges. Wine meat purchase guide icon


WineWine Type Recommended Meat Dish
AmaronePowerful Italian Red Steak au Poivre
BandolPowerful French Red Flank Steak
Bandol Powerful French Red Leg of Lamb
Bandol Powerful French Red Rabbit
BarbarescoPowerful Italian RedSuckling Pig (on a spit)
BarberaRed Variety Beef Stroganoff, Hamburgers
BarberaRed Variety Veal Marsala
BaroloPowerful Italian Red Osso Buco (Veal Shanks)
BaroloPowerful Italian Red Game Steak, Wild Boar
BaroloPowerful Italian Red Lamb Chops, Roast Lamb
BeaujolaisFruity French Red Barbequed Beef Ribs, Beef Stew
Beaujolais Fruity French Red Ham, Pork Chops, Roast Pork
BeaujolaisFruity French Red Hamburgers, Steak Tartare
BeaujolaisFruity French Red Veal Scallopini
Beaujolais Cru Fruity French Red Cassoulet
Beaujolais VillagesFruity French Red Charcuterie
Bordeaux (Red) Classic French WineGame Steak, Roasted Game
Bordeaux (Red) Classic French Wine Osso Buco (Veal Shanks)
Bordeaux (Red) Classic French Wine Steak au Poivre
Bourgueil Fruity French RedLamb Kabobs (Shish Kabob)
Brunello di MontalcinoClassic Italian Red Osso Buco (Veal Shanks)
Brunello di Montalcino Classic Italian RedVeal Piccata, Wild Boar
Burgundy (Red)Classic French Wine Beef Bourguignonne
Burgundy (Red) Classic French WineGame Steak
Burgundy (Red)Classic French Wine Osso Buco (Veal Shanks)
Cabernet FrancRed Variety Cassoulet, Rabbit
Cabernet SauvignonRed Variety Hamburgers, Roast Beef, Steak
Cabernet SauvignonRed Variety Lamb Chops, Lamb Shanks
Cabernet SauvignonRed Variety Lamb Stew, Steak au Poivre
Cabernet SauvignonRed Variety Venison
Cabernet Sauv. (Cal.)Red Variety Hare Stew
ChardonnayWhite Variety Blanquette de Veau
ChardonnayWhite Variety Breaded Veal Cutlets
ChardonnayWhite Variety Pork Chops
Chateauneuf-du-PapeClassic French Red Barbequed Beef Ribs
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Classic French RedLeg of Lamb
ChiantiItalian Red Beef Bourguignonne, Flank Steak
ChiantiItalian Red Veal Parmigiana
Chianti ClassicoBetter Italian Red Beef Teriyaki, Filet Mignon
Chianti ClassicoBetter Italian Red Veal Chops
Chinon Light French RedLamb Kabobs (Shish Kabob)
ChiroublesSelected Beaujolais Blanquette de Veau
Côtes du RhoneFrench Red Pot Roast
Côtes du Rhone French RedVeal Stew
Côtes du Rhone French RedWild Boar
German Riesling Auslese Late Harvest White Venison
Gewurztraminer (dry)White Variety Choucroute
Gruener VeltlinerLight Austrian White Wiener Schnitzel
Hermitage Classic French Red Filet Mignon
MalbecRed Variety Liver
Malbec (Argentina) Red Variety Leg of Lamb
Malbec (Argentina) Red Variety Roast Beef
Meritage California RedSteak
Merlot Red Variety Lamb Chops
Merlot Red Variety Veal Marsala
Merlot (Washington)Red Variety Steak
Nuits St GeorgeClassic Red Burgundy Veal Kidneys
Pinot Grigio White Variety Veal Scallopini
Pinot Noir Red Variety Baked Short Ribs
Pinot Noir Red Variety Beef Bourguignonne
Pinot Noir Red Variety Lamb Stew
Pinot Noir Red Variety Pork Tenderloin, Roast Pork
Pinot NoirRed Variety Prime Rib
Pinot Noir Red Variety Rabbit
Pinot NoirRed Variety Veal Chops
Provençal RoséFruity French Rosé Barbequed Pork Spareribs
Ribera del Duero Classic Spanish Red Beef Goulash, Roast Lamb
RieslingWhite Variety Barbequed Pork Spareribs, Ham
RieslingWhite Variety Rabbit
Riesling (dry)White Variety Choucroute
Rioja Classic Spanish Red Pot Roast
Rioja Classic Spanish RedVeal Marsala
Rosé Champagne French Sparkling WineRoast Lamb
Sauvignon BlancWhite Variety Steak Tartare
Sauvignon BlancWhite Variety Wiener Schnitzel
Sauvignon Blanc (Calif.)White Variety Pork Chops
Shiraz (Australia)Red Variety Game Steak
Super TuscanClassic Italian Red Roast Beef
Super Tuscan Classic Italian RedVenison
SyrahRed Variety Beef Stew
SyrahRed Variety Lamb Kabobs (Shish Kabob)
SyrahRed Variety Roasted Game
Syrah (California)Red Variety Beef Curry
TempranilloRed Variety Barbequed Pork Spareribs
ValpolicellaFruity Italian Red Beef Stroganoff, Hamburgers
Vouvray Classic French White Ham
Zinfandel Red Variety Baked Short Ribs
Zinfandel Red Variety Barbequed Beef Ribs
Zinfandel Red Variety Beef Curry, Beef Goulash
Zinfandel Red Variety Beef Teriyaki
ZinfandelRed Variety Hamburgers, Prime Rib
Zinfandel Red Variety Lamb Stew
Zinfandel Red Variety Pork Tenderloin


For my food pairing experiences with French wine read

My French wine articles

For my food pairing experiences with German wine read
My German wine articles

For my food pairing experiences with Italian wine read
My Italian wine articles


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