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A CELLAR OF POSSIBILITIES, A VINEYARD OF VALUES

 

If one aisle at Gelson’s could symbolize our approach to enjoying life to the fullest, our curated wine collection would fill the bill quite nicely. We believe that if you have the right attitude, there’s always a wonderful reason to raise a glass and toast an occasion. To complete the expression of joy, we recognize that with every quality sip, there’s a counterpart in the world of foods to make the experience sublime.

 

Finding these menu-matches can present a world of challenge for even the most practiced and intuitive wine connoisseur or gourmand, so unless you’re a thrill-seeker, use pairing guide. Here’s to you, and whatever you’re celebrating today!


SUGGESTED PAIRINGS

Amontillado Sherry

Consommé, olives, tapas, salted nuts

Asti Spumante

Puddings, soufflé, light chocolate mousse

Beaujolais

Grilled sausages, salami, duck with fruit glaze, roast turkey, sushi, grilled tuna, pork chops

Bordeaux

Red: lamb, Irish stew, rare roast beef with old clarets

White: grilled fish, mussels, poultry, seafood

Cabernet Sauvignon

French: red meats, lamb, poultry, mature hard cheese

California: full-flavored, meaty casseroles

Chablis

White fish, deep-fried food, Chaource cheese

Chardonnay

Drink with cheese and egg dishes, asparagus and artichokes, seafood, poultry, or dishes with nut sauces

Chenin Blanc

Apéritif or with delicate creamy fish dishes, mild cheeses, strongly flavored cheeses, appetizers, dips

Chianti

Spinach and ricotta cannelloni, cold meats, pizza, barbecued foods

Fumé Blanc

Barbecued fish, lightly spiced curries

Gewürztraminer

Pungent cheese dishes, smoked salmon, pork rillettes, spicy food, poultry, Asian food, veal

Medoc

Grilled meat such as lamb, roast pork with garlic, roast chicken

Merlot

Bean stew, grilled tuna, strongly flavored cheeses, pasta and red sauce, lamb, beef, chocolate desserts

Muscat

Dry: chicken with grapes, avocado salad

Sweet: exotic fruit salads, mince pies, chocolate

Pinot Grigio

Mushroom ravioli, linguine with cream and Parmesan, garlic and oil-based sauces, sole, scallops

Pinot Noir

Roasted poultry, game, meatier fish, strongly flavored cheeses, salmon, pork, veal, lamb, beef

Port

Stilton, blue cheeses and cheddars, chocolate cake, strongly flavored cheeses, chocolate desserts

Pouilly-Fuisse

Pasta, poultry, fish in creamy sauces

Riesling

Stir-fried or poached dishes, southeast Asian curries

Sauvignon Blanc

Seafood salads, Thai food, mild cheese, appetizers, dips, oysters, shrimp, crab, and lobster

Soave

Pasta and pesto

Syrah

Game and cold meats, beef cooked in red wine

Trebbiano

Pasta carbonara, wiener schnitzel

Zinfandel

Spicy dishes, pasta and red sauce, steak with mustard and soy sauce, ratatouille, dark chocolate cake