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Zinfandel Wine Pairing

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

Zinfandel Wine with appetizers:

     • antipasti
     • beef jerky
     • olives

Zinfandel Wine with beef:

     • beef
     • beef bourguignonne
     • beef daube
     • beef ribs: barbecued
     • beef stew
     • beef: roast with gravy or au jus
     • brisket
     • cheeseburgers
     • hamburgers, meatloaf
     • hamburgers: flame-broiled
     • hamburgers: grilled
     • liver
     • meats: barbecued
     • pot roast
     • shepherd's pie
     • steak, prime rib

Zinfandel Wine with cheese:

     • blue cheese: strong
     • brick
     • cheddar
     • cheddar: sharp: 1 year - 4 years
     • cheddar: smoked
     • cheddar: tomato basil
     • Feta
     • goat cheese
     • gorgonzola
     • gouda
     • jack: garlic & onion
     • muenster
     • parmesan
     • sweet constantine

Zinfandel Wine with chicken/poultry:

     • chicken
     • chicken marsala
     • chicken: marinated on the grill
     • chili
     • cold cuts
     • duck
     • turkey with traditional trimmings
     • turkey, chicken sausage, spicy
     • turkey, roasted
     • turkey, roasted with gravy

Zinfandel Wine with desserts:

     • blueberries: chocolate covered
     • cake: chocolate
     • chocolate Mexican Mole
     • chocolate: bittersweet
     • chocolate: dark
     • chocolate: dark/almond
     • chocolate: mint flavored
     • chocolate: semisweet
     • chocolate: spicy

Zinfandel Wine with ethnic dishes:

     • barbeque: Asian
     • curries: lightly spiced
     • fajitas
     • Indian dishes
     • Mexican dishes
     • spareribs: Chinese
     • tacos
     • tandoori flavored dishes
     • Tex-Mex
     • Tourtière

Zinfandel Wine with fruit-based dishes:

     • pomegranates

Zinfandel Wine with game:

     • game: roast
     • venison stew

Zinfandel Wine with lamb:

     • lamb
     • lamb kabobs, grilled

Zinfandel Wine with pasta:

     • pasta with artichokes & pancetta
     • pasta with tomato sauce
     • spaghetti & meat balls

Zinfandel Wine with pizza:

     • pizza: Ambrosia
     • pizza: Australia
     • pizza: Brazil
     • pizza: cheese
     • pizza: cheese and onions
     • pizza: grilled tofu & bell peppers
     • pizza: Hawaii
     • pizza: Montrealer
     • pizza: New York
     • pizza: pepperoni/meat
     • pizza: seafood
     • pizza: vegetarian
     • pizza: white

Zinfandel Wine with pork:

     • pork
     • pork chops: grilled
     • pork chops: smoked
     • pork spareribs: barbecued
     • sausage: mild
     • spareribs

Zinfandel Wine with sauces, spices, herbs:

     • bay leaf
     • bérnaise
     • cardamom
     • chili
     • cloves
     • garlic
     • mace
     • Mexican Mole
     • onion
     • peppercorn
     • rosemary
     • sage
     • sauce: indian curry: southeast asia
     • sauce: barbeque
     • sauce: horseradish
     • sauce: meaty tomato-based: spicy
     • sauce: mustard
     • sauce: seafood: tomato-based
     • sauce: tomato-based: marinara
     • sauce: wine reduction: wine-based marinade
     • tarragon
     • thyme

Zinfandel Wine with snacks:

     • nachos

Zinfandel Wine with soups & stews:

     • soup: chicken
     • stew: beef

Zinfandel Wine with turkey holiday dinner:

     • sauce: cranberry
     • turkey: dark meat
     • turkey: roast: gravy

Zinfandel Wine with vegetables & salads:

     • bell pepper
     • eggplant: baked or grilled
     • mushrooms: shiitaki
     • peppers: chili
     • peppers: stuffed
     • ratatouille


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