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A Fine Wine and Lamb Pairing

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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.

Choosing a Wine to Match Your Lamb Dish

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.

Wine lamb information guide icon 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. Wine lamb information guide icon

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 lamb purchase guide iconThe following table presents wine and food pairing information, sorted by wine, rather than by lamb 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 lamb purchase guide icon             
WineWine Type Recommended Lamb Dish
Bandol Powerful French Red Leg of Lamb
BaroloPowerful Italian Red Lamb Chops, Roast Lamb
Bourgueil Fruity French Red Lamb Kabobs (Shish Kabob)
Cabernet SauvignonRed Variety Lamb Chops, Lamb Shanks
Cabernet SauvignonRed 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
SyrahRed Variety Lamb Kabobs (Shish Kabob)
Zinfandel Red Variety Lamb Stew


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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