Wine and Appetizers
The typical pre-meal snack most people associate with wine is, of course, cheese. There is certainly a huge range of wine/cheese pairings that can be done. What else, though, should you serve as appetizers, and which wines go well with what?
Smoked salmon (brut)
Gewurztraminer is the typical appetizer wine - light, sweet
Chenin Blanc goes with light chicken pieces
Usually you don't want a red wine with appetizers, since something heavy would 'spoil' your tongue for any wines you wanted with the main meal. Your best bet would be a light Beaujolais, which is fresh and gentle. Try this with fresh oysters for a delicious treat. Or try it with blue cheese on crusty brown or pumpernickel bread.
Wine Pairing by Food Type
Wine Food Pairings by Food Type
Wine Food Pairings