WHAT WINE SHOULD BE SERVED WITH A STARTER?

CHARCUTERIE

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Charcuterie requires a tender, fruity red wine from the Bordeaux appellation served slightly chilled.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Charcuterie pairs equally well with red wines and fresh and fruity rosé wines.

CHARCUTERIE

MIXED SALAD

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

The wine choice will depend somewhat on the salad ingredients. But most such salads go perfectly with a Bordeaux rosé wine.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

You can’t go wrong with a dry, refreshing white wine from Entre-Deux-Mers.

MIXED SALAD

SAVOURY TARTES & LOAFS

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Savoury pies and loafs have a dense, slightly oily consistency that can be brought out with a Bordeaux Clairet served well-chilled.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Discover the refreshing, gourmand Bordeaux called Clairet.

SAVOURY TARTES & LOAFS

TARTARES & CARPACCIO

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

The fat in fish carpaccios and tartares requires a white wine with good acidity, like an Entre-Deux-Mers

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Try something new with a Cadillac sweet wine with a citrus bouquet.

TARTARES & CARPACCIO

WHAT WINE SHOULD BE SERVED WITH A MAIN COURSE?

GAME

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

When serving these full-flavored meats, it’s time for great aged red wines, like a Fronsac wine.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Discover Fronsac’s neighboring appellation, Canon Fronsac, for additional choices in structured wines.

GAME

CHICKEN/POULTRY

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

The red wines of Saint-Émilion with very soft tannins are perfectly paired with chicken.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Try a tender, slightly woody white wine from Pessac-Léognan with chicken.

CHICKEN/POULTRY

Veal

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Less flavorful than beef, veal should be paired with a red wine with very supple tannins. Opt for a Côtes de Bordeaux wine.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Veal is well-loved for its tender texture and delicate flavor, which go well with fine, barrel-aged, opulent white wines from Pessac-Léognan.

Veal

Lamb

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

A very tasty meat that calls for generous, powerful wines from the Médoc appellation.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

The Pauillac appellation produces corpulent, sappy wines that go perfectly with lamb.

Lamb

Duck

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Duck is a flavorful meat that calls for a round wine, such as a Bordeaux Supérieur.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

A sweet Sauternes wine can create a very gourmand pairing on the palate.

Duck

PORK

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

The red wines of the Graves appellation have very soft tannins that make them perfect for serving with pork.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Depending on the dish preparation, Graves white wines can also be served with pork.

PORK

Stuffed capon/turkey

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Turkeys and capons are foods for a feast. So serve a sophisticated Pomerol red wine.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Depending on the preparation and side dishes, white wines from Pessac-Léognan can also be served with capons and turkeys at festive meals.

Stuffed capon/turkey

Sweetbread

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Calves’ sweetbreads have extremely delicate flavor and are delicious with a refined white wine like a Pessac-Léognan

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Try a sweet Barsac wine for its complex character.

Sweetbread

RIB STEAK

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Try a red wine from the Haut-Médoc. The rich, tight texture of the rare meat blends with the power of tannins, while the toasted note is intensified by the wine’s woodiness

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Discover the Listrac-Médoc red wines with sappy tannins.

RIB STEAK

OYSTERS

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Oysters, with their characteristic salty, iodised taste of the sea, demand vivacious white wines, like the white wines from the Bordeaux appellation.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Try a surprising sweet wine from the Bordeaux Moelleux appellation that provides contrast with the seafood’s saline character.

OYSTERS

SALMON/SMOKED SALMON

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Look for the freshness of a dry white wine from Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux to counterbalance the fattiness of the salmon flesh.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Why not a Bordeaux rosé wine for its delightfully tart character?

SALMON/SMOKED SALMON

Scallops

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

The delicate flavor of scallops calls for an elegant, subtly aromatic white wine from Pessac-Léognan.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Surprise your guests and your palate with a sweet Sainte Croix du Mont wine that brings out the flavorful flesh of the shellfish.

Scallops

Lobster

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

The delicacy of the lobster meat pairs beautifully with elegant white wines, like a delicately woody Pessac-Léognan wine.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Try a Cadillac sweet wine with a smooth, creamy character that heightens that of the lobster meat.

Lobster

Grilled fish

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Grilled fish goes perfectly with the lively, fruity wines of the Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Discover the Bordeaux Clairet. This wine is refreshing, like a rosé, and slightly tannic, like a red.

Grilled fish

PIZZA

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Pizza goes best with very supple red wines, like those of the Bordeaux regional appellation.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Discover the Bordeaux Clairet. This wine is refreshing, like a rosé, and slightly tannic, like a red.

PIZZA

COUSCOUS

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Choose a potent Haut-Médoc red wine to stand up to this spicy dish.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

A refreshing Bordeaux rosé wine can temper the spicy notes of couscous.

COUSCOUS

PAELLA

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Bordeaux rosés are a refreshing partner to the spicy notes of this dish.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Discover the gourmand Bordeaux rosé wine, Clairet.

PAELLA

Cassoulet

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

This rich dish likes the fleshy red wines, which go well with the beans, coated with the fat of the confit. Choose red wines from the Montagne Saint-Émilion appellation.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Try red wines from Lussac Saint-Émilion, with sappy tannins.

Cassoulet

Escargots

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Select a Graves white wine that pairs well with both the fattiness and freshness, to hold its own with the persistent flavour of the garlic-herb butter.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Choose a young, fruity red wine from the Bordeaux regional appellation.

Escargots

Stew

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Serve this family dish with a round, well-structured red wine from the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. Choose a young wine, because the still-prominent fruitiness will provide a welcome freshness.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Discover the neighboring Francs Côtes de Bordeaux AOC, with its own round and structured red wines.

Stew

Tartiflette

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

This rich, hearty dish that calls for wines with real vivacity, like the Bordeaux appellation’s white wines.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

The Entre-Deux-Mers region produces dry, fruity white wines that pair perfectly with this simple, tasty dish.

Tartiflette

RACLETTE

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Provide thirst-quenching freshness by serving this with a dry, fruity white wine from the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Enjoy the thirst-quenching refreshment of a white wine from the Graves de Vayres appellation.

RACLETTE

Beef bourguignon

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

The characteristic tenderness of the simmered meat and the sauce’s spicy confit notes are perfectly paired with the Médoc’s powerful, generous red wines.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Savour the same candied, spicy notes in wines from Moulis.

Beef bourguignon

Blanquette of veal

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

The extremely tender meat harmonizes with a tender white wine with a touch of acidity, like a Graves wine.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Bring out the meat’s smooth, rich texture with a sweet wine from Loupiac.

Blanquette of veal

PASTA & RICE

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Choose a wine that’s a pleasure on the palate, well-rounded, fresh and fruity, like a red wine from the Bordeaux AOC.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Keep things as simple and homey as a pasta dish by pairing it with a Bordeaux rosé wine.

PASTA & RICE

Grilled/roast vegetables

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Pan-fried, grilled or seared vegetables call for a spirited, fruity rosé wine.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Try a dry white wine from the Bordeaux regional appellation.

Grilled/roast vegetables

Sushi

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

The wasabi and ginger served with sushi require tight white wines, like those from Entre-Deux-Mers.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

You can also take the sting out of these very spicy garnishes with the slightly sweet character of a Bordeaux Moelleux wine.

Sushi

Burger

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Pair this staple with a supple, fruity Bordeaux red wine.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

If you like juxtaposing tastes, serve a Bordeaux rosé wine with its refreshing character to counterbalance the sweetness of the burger buns and ketchup.

Burger

RISOTTOS

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Choose a complex, generous white wine, like a Pessac-Léognan, to serve with this creamy rice cooked in a rich broth.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

The Graves appellation also produces flavorful, generous, structured, dry white wines.

RISOTTOS

WHAT WINE SHOULD BE SERVED WITH CHEESE?

GOAT CHEESE

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Choose a lively, dry, fruity white wine from the Bordeaux regional appellation for great freshness on the palate.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Surprise your guests with a slightly sweet wine from the Bordeaux Moelleux appellation.

GOAT CHEESE

BLEU CHEESE

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

A sweet wine from Loupiac helps balance the bitterness of bleu cheese.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Choose a barrel-aged, AOC Graves white wine with fleshiness that pairs superbly with the fattiness of the cheese.

BLEU CHEESE

Hard cheese

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

These cheeses develop a delicately nutty fruitiness that is brought out by a barrel-aged white wine from Pessac-Léognan.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

For the tight texture of these cheeses, red wines from the Bordeaux regional appellation have very supple tannins that harmonise perfectly.

Hard cheese

WHAT WINE SHOULD BE SERVED WITH DESSERT?

FRUIT DESSERT

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Pan-fried, grilled or seared vegetables call for a spirited, fruity rosé wine.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Cérons sweet dessert wines with a bouquet of dried and candied fruit pair superbly with all kinds of desserts.

FRUIT DESSERT

CHOCOLATE DESSERT

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Red wine is marvelous with dark chocolate, as they have one essential thing in common: tannins. You should therefore opt for a round, structured Lalande de Pomerol red wine.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

The potent character of dark chocolate will be pleasantly softened by the smooth, creamy, intense character of a white dessert wine from Sauternes.

CHOCOLATE DESSERT

Canelés

CLASSIC WINE PAIRING

Choose a young Sauternes for its authentic fruity notes and vivacious character.

ORIGINAL WINE PAIRING

Give your palate some festive bubbles with an effervescent wine like the Crémant de Bordeaux.

Canelés

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