Burgundy the classic home of Pinot Noir wine
Pinot Noir is one of the most food-friendly wines. With very few exceptions our wine and food pairing tables include entries for this great wine. A signature grape variety in Burgundy France and the state of Oregon, this tempermental and sometimes great grape is grown in an ever extending list of counties and regions.
Experiment. There are so many Pinot Noirs out there. Some major producers such as Tortoise Creek and Barton & Guestier sell Languedoc-Roussillon Pinot Noir wine for about $10 a bottle. It's hard to find Oregon or other American Pinot Noir at that price but a $20 bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir should be better than one of those $10 French bottles. Remember that many of the finest Bordeaux French wines are products of this noble little grape.