Which wine with lamb? Which lamb with wine?
If your butcher has French cut lamb you may want to consider a French wine. Does this mean an English wine with mutton? You will probably do better with a claret (the British term for Bordeaux). But don't be surprised if England is producing some fine wines. However, you can skip the mutton.
Here are a few suggestions for pairing lamb with wine. These suggestions are only the beginning. You may take into consideration the spicing, the accompaniments, and sauce, if any. Enjoy! Whether you select your wine or your lamb dish first, check our tables to get a great match that brings out the best in the lamb and the wine. There's nothing like the right wine and food marriage.The following table presents food and wine pairing information, sorted by beef dish. When you click on any lamb dish a new page pops up telling you more about that dish and providing additional wine suggestions.
|Lamb Dish||Recommended Wines|
|Lamb Chops||Barolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Lamb Kabobs (Shish Kabob)||Bourgueil, Chinon, Syrah|
|Lamb Shanks||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Lamb Stew||Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel|
|Leg of Lamb||Bandol, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Malbec (Argentina)|
|Roast Lamb||Barolo, Ribera del Duero, Rosť Champagne|
|Wine||Wine Type||Recommended Lamb Dish|
|Bandol||Powerful French Red||Leg of Lamb|
|Barolo||Powerful Italian Red||Lamb Chops, Roast Lamb|
|Bourgueil||Fruity French Red||Lamb Kabobs (Shish Kabob)|
|Cabernet Sauvignon||Red Variety||Lamb Chops, Lamb Shanks|
|Cabernet Sauvignon||Red Variety||Lamb Stew|
|Chateauneuf-du-Pape||Classic French Red||Leg of Lamb|
|Chinon||Dry, Light French Red||Lamb Kabobs (Shish Kabob)|
|Malbec (Argentina)||Red Variety||Leg of Lamb|
|Merlot||Red Variety||Lamb Chops|
|Pinot Noir||Red Variety||Lamb Stew|
|Ribera del Duero||Classic Spanish Red||Roast Lamb|
|Rosť Champagne||French Sparkling Wine||Roast Lamb|
|Syrah||Red Variety||Lamb Kabobs (Shish Kabob)|
|Zinfandel||Red Variety||Lamb Stew|
For my food pairing experiences with French wine read
For my food pairing experiences with German wine read
For my food pairing experiences with Italian wine read
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