Food and Wine Pairing - Grape & Game. What wine to have with Game?

Food and wine pairing Grape & Game Wine with Game

As we are currently in the Game season it seemed appropriate to look at what wines work well with Game. In general a variety of grapes will work well, with some varieties working particularly well with specific types of Game.

More delicate game, such as partridge, needs to be paired with an equally soft wine so that the flavour of the meat is not overwhelmed by what's in your glass. Grouse as a comparison is stronger in flavour so this needs an equally more fuller bodied wine (such as a good Cotes du Rhone).

Listed below are some very general grape and Game recommendations.

Pheasant - Shiraz/Merlot/Zinfandel

Partridge - Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Pinot Noir

Grouse - Cotes du Rhone/Chianti/Merlot

Venison - Malbec/Merlot/Zinfandel

Rabbit - Pinot Noir/Syrah/Chianti

Duck - Cotes du Rhone/Rioja Crianza/Valpolicella

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