How to Pair Wine with Sauces

How to Pair Wines with Sauces

Need some help pairing wine with sauces? Look no further, here’s a quick guide!

1. Zesty Sauces
Beurre blanc, lemon, lime, and vinegar-based sauces

Try lighter, zestier white wines and wines with more herbal and savory characteristics:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • White Bordeaux
  • Grenache Blanc


2. Herb Sauces
Basil, parsley, mint, cilantro, dill, capers, and cucumber

Look for wines with herbaceous notes taste richly floral when paired with green herbs:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chablis
  • Grenache Blanc


3. Spicy Sauces
Paprika, pepper, cumin, coriander, and chili

Chili-crusted fish are more about the fish’s texture bringing out the spices and seasonings. Spiced fish dishes match well with these spice-driven wines:

  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Grenache


4. Curry Sauces
Thai curry, Indian curry

Curry sauces tend to be a little sweet, so look for sweet wines:

  • Riesling
  • Moscato
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Prosecco