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A Fine Wine and Game Pairing

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Which wine with game? Which game with wine?

This isn't probably not what you had in mind. Pairing wine and game is never boring. Keep reading if you're game. I would recommend a light wine to accompany a wine game, especially if you are playing on an empty stomach. See below for our suggested wines to accompany a (four-legged) game dish.

Choosing a Wine to Match Your Game Dish

So you will go with a red wine to accompany your game. But which red? It depends. Here are a few suggestions for pairing beef and 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 game dish first, check our tables to get a great match that brings out the best in the game and the wine. There's nothing like the right wine and food marriage.

Wine game information guide icon The following table presents food and wine pairing information, sorted by game dish. When you click on any game dish a new page pops up telling you more about that dish and providing additional wine suggestions. Wine game information guide icon

Game Dish Recommended Wines
Game Steak Barolo, Bordeaux (Red) , Burgundy (Red), Shiraz (Australia)
Hare Stew Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
Rabbit Bandol, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Riesling
Roasted Game Syrah, Bordeaux (Red)
Venison Cabernet Sauvignon, German Riesling Auslese
VenisonSuper Tuscan, Zinfandel
Wild Boar Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino, Côtes du Rhône


Wine game purchase guide iconThe following table presents wine and food pairing information, sorted by wine, rather than by game 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 game purchase guide icon
WineWine Type Recommended Game Dish
Bandol Powerful French Red Rabbit
BaroloPowerful Italian Red Game Steak, Wild Boar
Bordeaux (Red) Classic French Wine Game Steak, Roasted Game
Brunello di Montalcino Classic Italian Red Wild Boar
Burgundy (Red) Classic French Wine Game Steak
Cabernet FrancRed Variety Rabbit
Cabernet SauvignonRed Variety Venison
Cabernet Sauvignon (Calif) Red Variety Hare Stew
Côtes du Rhône French Red Wild Boar
German Riesling Auslese Late Harvest White Venison
Pinot Noir Red Variety Rabbit
RieslingWhite Variety Rabbit
Shiraz (Australia)Red Variety Game Steak
Super Tuscan Classic Italian Red Venison
SyrahRed Variety Roasted Game
ZinfandelRed Variety Venison


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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