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Summer Wine and Food Matches


Posted: June 9, 2000

Winery Photo Summer Wine and Food Matches

If you're doing some home dining this summer, we've got the dishes for you. On this page we've pulled together a few summer selections from our database of food and wine matches. Keep in mind, these aren't the only choices for each dish, and that the exact wines listed aren't always easy to locate. After all, it's summertime, and the sipping is easy -- let your imagination and your taste buds be your ultimate guide.

Asti Spumante
Lemon Mousse
Moscato Poached Pears, Minted Mascarpone

Beaujolais
Goat-Cheese Avocado Dip With Tortilla Chips
Moroccan-Spiced Chicken

White Burgundy/Chardonnay
Tomme de Savoie With Haricot Vert Salad, Almonds and Sweet Onion Vinaigrette
Baby Artichoke Salad With Tomato-Chili Water Vinaigrette
Carmelized Bay Scallops With Clementines
Cheeses: Fontina, Explorateur, Stilton
Chicken, Avocado and Fennel Salad
Crab, Artichoke and Potato Salad
Endive and Chicken Salad With Pine Nut Vinaigrette
Marinated Calamari Salad
Roast Pork With Papaya and Orange Salad
Roast Pork With Tarragon Sauce
Steamed Cod
Tomme de Savoie With Haricot Vert Salad, Almonds and Sweet Onion Vinaigrette
Tuna Crab Salad With Tuna Tartare
Yellow Fingerling Potato Salad Wine Pine Nut Vinaigrette
Warm Oysters in Fresh Tomato Curry

Gewurztraminer
Champagne Pears
Cool Cucumber Soup
Pan-Roasted Sea Scallops With Cucumber Sauce
Smoked Chicken Hash With Squash
Spiced Apple Muffins

Grenache and Grenache Blends
Ratatouille Crepes with Olive Caviar
Roasted Pork Tenderloins and Lentil Salad With Mushrooms

Pinot Blanc (See Other White Table Wines)

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Pinot Gris
Baked Oysters With Tomato
Fresh Mozzarella With Shrimp Salad
Mixed Salad With Asiago
Poached Salmon With Leek and Potato Cream
Roast Turbot With Marinate Heirloom Tomatoes

Pouilly-Fume
Cheeses: Young Chevre, Brie de Meaux, Vermont Cheddar

Riesling
Beef and Turnip Soup
Cashew Chicken With Bok Choy
Cheesecakes with Strawberry Coulis and Balsamic-Doused Strawberries
Cheeses: Butter Kase, Cambazola, Aged Gouda (also Late Harvest Riesling)
Chicken Breasts With Corn, Leeks and Olives
Citrus-Marinated Atlantic Salmon With Potato Blini and Garden Greens
Grilled Mahi Mahi With Papaya Relish
Grilled Pineapple With a Scoop of Haupia
Herbed Goat Cheese Toasts Curried Leek and Apple Soup
Red Pepper Mousse
Shrimp-Filled Mushrooms
Shrimp Salad With Cucumber Dressing
West Lake Fish

Rosé
Shrimp and Pancetta Salad on Papaya Slices

Sancerre
Fresh Fennel Salad
Lobster in Fresh Aspic
Steamed Halibut Steaks

Sangiovese or Tuscan Reds
An Untraditional Pasta e Fagioli
Cheeses: Fontina Val d'Aosta, Asiago, Pecorino Toscano
Fennel-Crusted Roast Pork With Braised Onions
Osso Buco in Citrus Sauce With Noodles
Risotto With Squash and Porcini

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Sauvignon Blanc
Asparagus Salad With New Potatoes
Caramelized Salmon With Orange-Shoyu Glaze
Chevres
Cheeses: Young Chevre, Brie de Meaux, Vermont Cheddar
Fish With Tomato-Horseradish Sauce, Quick-Marinated Summer Squash
Fresh Fennel Salad
Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Hot Cucumber and Romaine Soup
John Dory Fillet "Stuck" With Pancetta
Light Spinach and Mushroom Soup
Pacific Rim Oysters
Pan-Roasted Sea Scallops With Cucumber Sauce
Roasted Beet and Goat cheese Salad
Seared Salmon Fillet on Garlic Mashed Potatoes withTangy Caper Sauce and Honey-Mustard Sauce
Spicy Ricotta Tacos With Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Steamed Halibut Steaks
Steamed Sea Bass With Passion Fruit Beurre Blanc and Roasted New Potatoes

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Syrah/Shiraz and Blends
Coconut-Marinated Chicken Thighs, Tabbouleh-Style, Cucumber Slaw
Five-Spice Roast Squab With Layered Sweet Peppers and Braised Lettuce
Grilled Salmon Fillet
Quail Stuffed With Foie Gras
Ratatouille Crepes with Olive Caviar
Wood-Grilled Quail in a Spicy Peanut Mole

Viognier
Belgian Endive Salad With Potato Cream
Belgian Endive Salad With Potato Cream
Marinated Sweet Red Peppers, Fava Bean, Mushroom and Pine Nut Salad, Dry-Cured Olives, Fresh Raw Vegetables With Olive Oil

White Zinfandel (See Rosé)

Zinfandel and Blends
Eggplant Marinara with Polenta
Grilled Steak
Roasted Turkey Breast with Port Wine Gravy, Pancetta and Chestnut Dressing, Green on Green
Spaghettini con Ragu Rapido
A Suite of Noodles and Mushrooms

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