Classic Artisan Wines

Classic Artisan Wines is a fine wine broker for the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, Central Coast, Paso Robles and Russian River.

Food and Wine Pairings

Food and Wine Pairings

Pairing wine and food is one of life's greatest pleasures. Proper pairing heightens the enjoyment of both. There are no rules, drink the wines you like with the foods you like. We'll be adding more pairings, recipes, and resources to help you become an expert at pairing food and wine. Below are some pairing ideas that promise to greatly enhance the wines they are served with.

  • Pinot Noir: Lovely with Lamb Kabobs, Salmon, and Chicken
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Brings out the wonderful flavors of Grilled Beef and a Pasta dish
  • Syrah: Definitely for a great barbeque
  • Chardonnay: Wonderful with rich, strong-flavored Ceviche, Crab Cakes, Ahi Tuna, Shell Fish, Salmon, Chowders, Chicken with Cream Sauce, Veal, Mustard Sauces, Mushroom recipes

Traditionally, food and wine pairings have often been a dichotomy—either too simplistic or far too complex. The basic idea is the fusion of two flavors to create a third, simple as that. The only wrong choice of food and wine is not to serve wine at all.