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Classic Combinations to Educate Your Palate

Four different wine six packs comprise our classic tastings. They illustrate different fullness of body and levels of acidity. These body and acidity levels are the major components for matching food to different wines and vice versa. Pick one of these six packs to assemble, get some snacks and have a Wine Tasting at Home for you and your friends this weekend.

Six pack #1 – Light Refreshing White Wines

    High Acid – Match with light-bodied, acidic foods

  1. Sauvignon Blanc
  2. Albariño
  3. Medium Acid – Match with light-bodied, lightly acidic foods

  4. Verdejo
  5. Chardonnay (unoaked)
  6. Low Acid – Match with light-bodied, savory, low acid foods

  7. Viura (Macabeo)
  8. Soave

Six pack #2 – Red Wines Light and Fruity

    High Acid – Match with light to medium-bodied, acidic foods

  1. Pinot Noir
  2. Barbera
  3. Medium Acid – Match with light to medium-bodied, lightly acidic foods

  4. Cabernet Franc
  5. Cru Beaujolais
  6. Low Acid – Match with light to medium-bodied, savory foods

  7. Tempranillo
  8. Dolcetto

Six pack #3 – Fuller Bodied White Wines

    High Acid – Match with medium-bodied, acidic foods

  1. Chenin Blanc
  2. Orvieto
  3. Medium Acid – Match with medium-bodied, lightly acidic foods

  4. Grüner Veltliner
  5. White Bordeaux
  6. Low Acid – Match with medium-bodied, savory foods

  7. Viognier
  8. Chardonnay (oaked)

Six pack #4 – Red Wines Hefty and Big

    High Acid – Match with full-bodied, acidic foods

  1. Nero d’Avola
  2. Côtes du Rhône
  3. Medium Acid – Match with full-bodied, lightly acidic foods

  4. Cabernet Sauvignon
  5. Petit Sirah
  6. Low Acid – Match with full-bodied, savory foods

  7. Merlot
  8. Grenache

If you complete tastings using these 4 different six packs, you will have defined what style of wine you like best and will be much more confident when ordering wine at a restaurant or buying wine for a meal at home.

If you are interested in expanding your wine horizons even further, try this next set of 4 six packs:

Six pack #5 – Light Refreshing White Wines

    High Acid – Match with light-bodied, acidic foods

  1. Pinot Blanc
  2. Riesling (dry)
  3. Medium Acid – Match with light-bodied, lightly acidic foods

  4. Vernaccia
  5. Vidal Blanc
  6. Low Acid – Match with light-bodied, savory foods

  7. Riesling (off dry)
  8. Moscato

Six pack #6 – Red Wines Light and Fruity

    High Acid – Match with light to medium-bodied, acidic foods

  1. Red Burgundy
  2. Blaufränkisch
  3. Medium Acid – Match with light to medium-bodied, lightly acidic foods

  4. Malbec
  5. Pinotage
  6. Low Acid – Match with light to medium-bodied, savory foods

  7. Agiorgitiko
  8. Valdiguié

Six pack #7 – Fuller Bodied White Wines

    High Acid – Match with medium-bodied, acidic foods

  1. White Rhône
  2. Chardonnay (unoaked Central Valley California)
  3. Medium Acid – Match with medium-bodied, lightly acidic foods

  4. Falanghina
  5. Pinot Grigio
  6. Low Acid – Match with medium-bodied, savory foods

  7. Sémillon (Australian)
  8. Gewürtztraminer

Six pack #8 – Red Wines Hefty and Big

    High Acid – Match with full-bodied, acidic foods

  1. Nebbiolo
  2. Mourvèdre/Monastrell
  3. Medium Acid – Match with full-bodied, lightly acidic foods

  4. Zinfandel
  5. Syrah/Shiraz
  6. Low Acid – Match with full-bodied, savory foods

  7. Carménère
  8. Montepulciano