Watch Cooking Channel

Pairing Wines with Takeout Favorites

Wines to Pair with Take Out

Foie gras and French dessert wines might make for wonderful duos, but when’s the last time you had either outside of a fancy restaurant? The problem with most wine pairings is their inaccessibility — the wines tend to be too expensive for casual consuming, and the foods aren’t exactly ones eaten regularly. What would be really helpful is knowing how to pair wine with foods eaten more casually — like, say, takeout favorites.

The wine gurus at Lot 18, an online wine marketplace, held an informal and refreshingly accessible wine pairing event for their favorite takeout foods. Held not at an uppity restaurant or sprawling estate, but at a long wooden table in a meeting room at their offices in Manhattan, the laid-back affair put forth a handful of interesting and useful recommendations:

1. Sushi and Bubbly: A Perfect Marriage
This may have been the most high end of the batch (with neither sushi nor champagne having a reputation for being light on the wallet), but it may also have been the most spot on of the pairings. The salty pieces of seafood paired beautifully with champagne that was sweet, bubbly and a teeny bit nutty.

Sushi

The Food: Salmon and Tuna Sashimi
The Wine: NV Pommery Wintertime Champagne (75 percent Pinot Noir, 25 percent Pinot Meunier)
Also Pairs With: Dry Rieslings, Kerners, Pinot Blancs and even Pinot Noirs

2. Sweet Wines, Spicy Foods: Thai Takeout
A traditional Riesling, neither too sweet nor too dry, helped balance out the acidity (and considerable kick) from a fragrant bowl of Thai curry., Each mouthful was as smooth as it was refreshing. Rather than struggling to beat the heat with glassfuls of water, all it takes is a sip of sweet Riesling.

Fiery foods, beware: You’ve met your match.

Green Curry with Shrimp

The Food: Green Curry with Shrimp and White Rice
The Wine: 2007 Weingut Milz Laurentiushof 180° Riesling (100 percent Riesling)
Also Pairs With: Gewurztraminers and Gruner Veltliners.

3. Acidic Wines, Acidic Foods: Pizza Pairings
A high acidic wine, in this case, a Barbera, pairs perfectly with the acidic flavor in tomato sauce. Married with pizza topped with tangy tomato sauce, cheese and sausage, the Barbera’s notes of raspberry, cherry and coffee shined through beautifully. Alternatively, try pairing it with pastas, olives and other acidic foods.

Sausage Pizza

The Food: Sausage Pizza
The Wine: 2008 Quattro Leoni Vino Rosso Barbera d’Asti (100 percent Barbera)
Also Pairs With: Chianti Classicos and Brunello di Montalcinos (both made from Sangiovese grapes), Barberas, Montepulciano d’Abruzzos and Montefalco Rossos.

4. Complex Wines, Complex Flavors: Indian Takeout
A rich and almost (dark) chocolatey Pinot Noir nicely matches up with spicy and aromatic Tandoori chicken. Any lingering kick from the Indian food was met with a delicious aftertaste of dark berries and spicy fruit. Next time you order your Naan to go, look for a glass of this deep, flavorful red.

Tandoori Chicken

The Food: Tandoori Chicken, White Rice and Naan
The Wine: 2009 Lucie Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (100% Pinot Noir)
Also Pairs With: Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, Gruner Veltliners, Pinot Blancs and Pinot Gris.

Tell us, what wines do you drink with your takeout?

Wine pairings by Lot18 wine experts Janine Lettieri and Alexis Brock. Register and become a member of Lot18 here.

Tags:

Comments (1726)

  1. eee pc 701 posted 03/27/2013

    eee pc 701…

  2. easy ways to make extra money posted 03/27/2013

    easy ways to make extra money…

    [...]we came across a cool website that you just may delight in. Take a look if you want[...]…

  3. web design GA posted 03/27/2013

    web design GA…

    [...]here are some links to web sites that we link to because we believe they’re worth visiting[...]…

  4. detox dieta posted 03/28/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The info mentioned in this post are valueable [...]……

  5. recovery posted 03/28/2013

    Its hard to find good help…

    I am constantnly saying that its hard to get good help, but here is…

  6. fitness advice posted 03/28/2013

    fitness advice…

    [...]please visit the websites we adhere to, like this 1, as it represents our picks through the web[...]…

  7. good desktops for gaming posted 03/29/2013

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  8. “MCA SCAM” posted 03/29/2013

    “MCA SCAM”…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not associated to ours, we feel they’re actually really worth a go via, so possess a look[...]…

  9. skin bleaching posted 03/29/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The info mentioned in this post are useful [...]……

  10. Dunia Bisnis posted 03/30/2013

    Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]……

  11. asian webcams posted 03/30/2013

    Yahoo results…

    While searching amazon I discovered this page in the results and I didn’t think it fit…

  12. xxx toys posted 03/30/2013

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  13. click here to find out more posted 03/30/2013

    click here to find out more…

  14. musculation posted 03/30/2013

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  15. red epic camera south africa posted 03/30/2013

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  16. check out here posted 03/30/2013

    check out here…

    [...]although internet websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not related to ours, we really feel they may be basically really worth a go by way of, so have a look[...]…

  17. 10 Weeks Body Change posted 03/30/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  18. San Antonio home buyers posted 03/30/2013

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  19. web design company Spokane WA posted 03/30/2013

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  20. maçonaria posted 03/31/2013

    maçonaria…

    [...]Here is an excellent Weblog You might Come across Interesting that we Encourage You[...]…

  21. wig posted 03/31/2013

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  22. go here posted 03/31/2013

    go here…

    I do agree with all of the ideas you have presented in your post. They’re really convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very short for newbies. Could you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post….

  23. maleny weddings posted 03/31/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  24. download posted 04/01/2013

    download…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but do not get quite a bit of link love from[...]…

  25. residual income posted 04/01/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The info mentioned in the article are useful [...]……

  26. chemo wigs posted 04/01/2013

    News info…

    I was reading the news and I saw this really interesting info…

  27. security services posted 04/01/2013

    security services…

    [...]the time to read or go to the subject material or web-sites we have linked to below the[...]…

  28. physical therapist in Boston posted 04/01/2013

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  29. buy twitter followers posted 04/02/2013

    buy twitter followers…

    I’m not sure why but this website is loading very slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists….

  30. Davinci Labs posted 04/02/2013

    Davinci Labs…

    [...]usually posts some very intriguing stuff like this. If you are new to this site[...]…

  31. Professional Shopper shopping made easy for travel…

    I do not even know how I finished up here, however I assumed this publish was good. I do not recognize who you are but definitely you are going to a well-known blogger when you are not already ;) Cheers!…

  32. was schenke ich meiner frau zur geburt…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but do not get a lot of link really like from[...]…

  33. survey jobs posted 04/03/2013

    survey jobs…

    [...]we came across a cool web-site which you could possibly appreciate. Take a search for those who want[...]…

  34. Authority Roi posted 04/03/2013

    Authority Roi…

    [...]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but really don’t get a good deal of link appreciate from[...]…

  35. case iphone posted 04/03/2013

    case iphone…

    [...]that is the end of this article. Here you?ll uncover some web pages that we believe you will enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[...]…

  36. anwalt gehalt posted 04/04/2013

    anwalt gehalt…

    [...]The info talked about inside the article are several of the very best offered [...]…

  37. freelancing websites posted 04/04/2013

    freelancing websites…

  38. Isle of Wight Pictures posted 04/04/2013

    Looking around…

    I like to look around the web, regularly I will go to Stumble Upon and follow thru…

  39. internet vancouver posted 04/04/2013

    internet vancouver…

  40. buy brand sunglass posted 04/05/2013

    buy brand sunglass…

    [...]that may be the end of this article. Right here you will find some internet sites that we feel you will enjoy, just click the links over[...]…

  41. Larry Matthews posted 04/05/2013

    Two thumbs up on pair number 1. In fact, I usually have that on Saturdays.

  42. free birthday banners posted 04/05/2013

    free birthday banners…

    [...]the time to read or visit the material or websites we’ve linked to below the[...]…

  43. Latest Music Release posted 04/06/2013

    Latest Music Release…

    [...]very few web-sites that transpire to become in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely worth checking out[...]…

  44. herbalife reviews posted 04/06/2013

    herbalife reviews…

    [...]one of our visitors just lately advised the following website[...]…

  45. camouflage canada posted 04/07/2013

    camouflage canada…

  46. marketing management strategy posted 04/07/2013

    marketing management strategy…

    [...]The information talked about in the article are some of the most beneficial obtainable [...]…

  47. wildlife tour packages posted 04/07/2013

    wildlife tour packages…

    [...]The facts talked about within the write-up are a few of the best obtainable [...]…

  48. Google posted 04/07/2013

    Google…

    please go to the web sites we stick to, such as this 1, because it represents our picks from the web…

  49. YouTube sign in posted 04/09/2013

    YouTube sign in…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a handful of unrelated information, nonetheless seriously worth taking a search, whoa did a single find out about Mid East has got additional problerms as well [...]…

  50. custom build pc posted 04/09/2013

    custom build pc…

    [...]below you will locate the link to some websites that we think you’ll want to visit[...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c