Feb 10 2010

What Food goes with Merlot?

Published by at 10:15 pm under Merlot,Wine and Food

Merlot with Dinner Merlot is one of the most popular wines so it’s no surprise people are searching for Merlot and food pairings.  There is a simple guideline to follow when trying to pair wine with food; match the color of the wine to the color of the food.

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If you are new to red wine, Merlot is probably a good place to start. It is full of flavors and a majority of minors flavors as well like blackberry, plum, oak, smokey, toast, black pepper, and sometimes chocolate.

This medium to full-bodied wine, with a slight purple color, tends to pair well with medium-body dishes. Some of the best meats to pair with Merlot would be pork and beef. With a red meat like beef, the dishes you could make are endless; hamburgers, meatballs, meatloaf, and etc.

One of the most popular food pairings with Merlot has to be steak. Steak is the perfect type of red meat to pair with your wine. A high quality bottle of Merlot and a medium-rare steak can really make your night enjoyable.

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Merlot also pairs well with hearty, red sauce pastas. Spaghetti and meatballs would work well with a Merlot.

Remember, you can really get creative when trying to pair Merlot and food. For lighter foods, you should stick with a lighter white wine.

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  1. Elizabeth Clarkon 11 Feb 2010 at 4:31 am

    Paul,

    I’d love to republish this post! Merlot is one of my favorite wine varietals. I’ll post a link back to the blog and tell people about the wine club (and may even join myself!)…

    Thanks,
    Elizabeth

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