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Chianti Wine Pairing

Chianti is a red wine with aromas and flavours of dark fruit. Chianti may not be as
well-known as other red wines, but it’s worth trying Chianti. You can also find lots of recipes that pair well with Chianti. Chianti pairs well with these foods:

Chianti Wine with beef:

     • beef
     • beef bourguignonne
     • beef: roast
     • casseroles & stews
     • hamburgers, meatloaf
     • meats: barbecued
     • steak
     • steak, grilled
     • steak, prime rib
     • tenderloin

Chianti Wine with cheese:

     • cheddar
     • cheese sandwich: grilled
     • gouda
     • Neufchatel
     • parmesan
     • romano
     • swiss

Chianti Wine with chicken/poultry:

     • chicken, turkey pot pie
     • chicken/turkey tetrazzini, cream casserole
     • chicken: fried
     • chicken: roast
     • chili
     • cold meats
     • cornish game hen
     • cornish hen
     • duck
     • partridge
     • turkey with heavy sauces
     • turkey, chicken sausage, spicy

Chianti Wine with ethnic dishes:

     • barbeque: Asian
     • Mexican dishes
     • pizza

Chianti Wine with game:

     • partridge
     • pheasant
     • rabbit
     • venison

Chianti Wine with lamb:

     • lamb
     • lamb chops,steaks
     • lamb: leg
     • lamb: rack
     • lamb: roast

Chianti Wine with pasta:

     • cannelloni
     • cannelloni with spinach & ricotta
     • lasagna
     • lasagna: vegetable
     • pasta dishes: light
     • pasta with alfredo sauce
     • pasta with bolognese sauce
     • pasta with herbed tomato sauce
     • pasta with oil based sauces
     • pasta with pesto sauce
     • pasta with red cream sauce
     • pasta with tomato sauce
     • pasta with tomato seafood sauces
     • pasta with white truffles
     • spaghetti & meat balls
     • spaghetti with bolognese sauce
     • stroganov: beef

Chianti Wine with pizza:

     • pizza: Ambrosia
     • pizza: Australia
     • pizza: Brazil
     • pizza: cheese
     • pizza: Chicago
     • pizza: frozen
     • pizza: Italian-style
     • pizza: meat lover's
     • pizza: Montrealer
     • pizza: Neapolitan
     • pizza: New York
     • pizza: pepperoni/meat
     • pizza: seafood
     • pizza: vegetarian
     • pizza: white

Chianti Wine with pork:

     • pork chops: grilled
     • pork chops: marinated
     • pork: roast loin

Chianti Wine with sauces, spices, herbs:

     • basil
     • black pepper
     • marjoram
     • nutmeg
     • oregano
     • paprika
     • rosemary
     • sauce: tomato-based: marinara
     • sauce: wine reduction: wine-based marinade

Chianti Wine with soups & stews:

     • soup: vegetable
     • stew: lamb

Chianti Wine with turkey holiday dinner:

     • turducken
     • turkey sausage: spicy

Chianti Wine with veal:

     • veal marsala
     • veal parmigiana
     • veal piccata
     • veal shanks/osso buco
     • veal stuffed with sausage
     • veal: breaded cutlets
     • veal: roast

Chianti Wine with vegetables & salads:

     • peppers: chili
     • salad: chef
     • salad: cobb
     • tomatoes: green
     • vegetable: hearty soups & stews


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