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Wine & Food Pairing

Wine without food is like a day without sunshine. We're constantly amazed at how food and wine complement each other and how the confluence enhances the entire dining experience. But we also know how intimidating matching food with wine can be, so at Happy Harry's we live by only one rule: Drink the wine you like with the food you like. That said, we encourage you to experiment with different food and wine combinations — and don't forget to have fun doing it! The following is a guide to some typical food categories matched with popular wine varietals. And most important, remember that our helpful staff is always available to answer questions or make expert recommendations.

Need more detail? Click to see our chart or download a printable PDF version: Wine and Food Pairing Chart

HAPPY HARRY'S WINE & FOOD PAIRING GUIDE

Appetizers

WHITEAll whites (including dessert wine)
REDRhone-style varietals (Grenache, Syrah, etc.), Merlot, Rosé

Pasta & Risotto

WHITEAll whites except Riesling, dessert wine
REDAll reds except Cabernet Sauvignon/Red Bordeaux, Petite Syrah, Syrah/Shiraz, Port

Soups & Salads

WHITEAll whites except Chenin Blanc, Gewürtztraminer, Riesling, dessert wine
REDRosé

Fish & Shellfish

WHITEAll whites except dessert wine
REDPinot Noir/Red Burgundy, Rosé

Beef, Lamb & Pork

WHITENA
REDAll reds except Port

Chicken, Duck & Game Birds

WHITEAll whites except dessert wine
REDCabernet Franc, Rhone-style varietals (Grenache, Syrah, etc.), Merlot, Pinot Noir/Red Burgundy, Rosé

Grilled Fish & Shellfish

WHITEAll whites except dessert wine
REDRhone-style varietals (Grenache, Syrah, etc.), Pinot Noir/Red Burgundy, Rosé

Grilled Beef, Lamb & Pork

WHITENA
REDAll reds except Port

Desserts

WHITEChampagne/Sparkling Wine, Chenin Blanc, Gewürtztraminer, Riesling, dessert wines
REDPort

Cheese

WHITEAll whites except Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
REDAll reds except Nebbiolo, Sangiovese

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