Epic Wine & Food Guide

 

At Epic Wines we understand that any premium wine deserves a fabulous food match. The following is an easy-to-follow guide designed to educate and inform. It’s also good starting place when considering which wine styles are best paired with various culinary creations.

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Bubbly

Prosecco (Charmat Method)
French Champagne (Methode Champenoise)
Sparkling Pinot Noir /Chardonnay (Method Traditional)

Food matches - caviar, oysters, scallops, prawns, calamari, brie cheese

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White Wines

Riesling - white fish, prawns, lobster, scampi, brie and camembert cheeses
Sauvignon Blanc - scallops, salmon, washed rind cheeses, poultry, salads
Sémillon - spicy Asian foods, poached or grilled fish paired with citrus
Pinot Gris - light pest pasta, fresh seafood, light rice dishes and braises
Chardonnay - grilled salmon, lobster, crab, seafood chowder, chicken braise
Roussanne - pâté, coral trout, BBQ fish with herbs, chilli mud crab

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Red Wines

Rosé - burrata salad, salade Niçoise, camembert and brie cheeses
Pinot Noir - duck, fillet mignon, mushroom dishes, veal, delicate cheeses
Merlot - Grilled meats, lamb, quail, spatchcock, veal, spiced and berry desserts
GSM (Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre) - venison, beef
Cabernet Sauvignon - venison, rib eye, steak with mushroom sauce, beef cheek
Shiraz/Syrah - roast beef, beefy stews, kangaroo

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Alternative Varietals

Pinot Grigio - seafood, light pasta dishes, brie and camembert cheeses
Vermentino - seafood, Asian spiced dishes, braised pork
Sangiovese - pizza, pork sausages, osso buco, pasta bolognese
Barbera - game meats, pork chops, roasted duck
Tempranillo - Lasagna, pizza, polenta, tapas, nachos, fish ceviche, charred corn
Graciano - chorizo, robust tapas, pork
Montepulciano - venison, steak with rich pepper or garlic sauce