Chardonnay Wine Food Pairings

Chardonnay is a relatively light white wine that, depending on where you get it from, can be buttery, oaky, minerally, fruity, or any combination of the above. The only way to know which a given Chardonnay is is to either hope the label / website tells you, or to learn about the region it comes from and hope it's a typical wine for that region.

Mild Cheddar

Crab cakes
Stuffed Clams
Smoked Salmon

Main Dishes
Chicken with cream sauce
Pork with cream sauce
Shrimp with cream sauce
Caribbean cuisine

mango, pineapple, honeydew

In general, avoid tomato based dishes - the sharp acidity of the tomato doesn't go well with the buttery flavors in a Chardonnay. Chardonnay is a light white wine, so things like steaks and game will overwhelm the flavor. The light, fruity flavors of Caribbean cooking go well.

Make sure you serve the Chardonnay COOL at around 55F - i.e. not the fridge temperature coldness. If the Chardonnay is too cold, you lose all of its fruity flavors.

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