Sweet red wines are known for their rich, fruity flavor profiles. They’re the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of foods as they are often described as being “food-friendly” and pair well with everything from salty snacks to chocolate desserts. We’ve put together this guide on what foods go best with sweet red wine so you can enjoy your favorite wine even more.

You might know that many sweet red wines have flavors and aromas of ripe fruit like cherries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. These flavors make sweet red wines perfect for desserts with these fruits or chocolate cake, barbecue ribs, steaks, wings, and many other savory dishes.

Appetizers

There’s nothing better than enjoying a glass of your favorite sweet red wine while snacking on some delicious appetizers. Many people enjoy savory snacks with their wine, such as crackers and cheese. One of the universal favorites is veggies dipped in hummus paired perfectly with a nice glass Pinot Noir or Beaujolais during summertime cookouts. Trail mix can also be enjoyed by many who like variety from time to time.

Main Course

When it comes to pairing food and wine, Barbera has a lot in common with Cabernet Sauvignon. The two wines go well together because they are hearty enough for dishes that need some heft and have complexity, like Coq Au Vin or any other dish served at medium-rare temperatures (not too hot). Gamay makes an excellent partner choice should you choose grilled chicken sandwiches alongside BBQ’d sardines. Pinot Noir will always be the perfect addition to anyone’s Christmas dinner table. It’s ideal with roast turkey and roast lamb.

Desserts

The Classic Oatmeal Cookies and Pinot Noir are a perfect match for each other. They both have an old-fashioned, traditional taste that will be sure to please any guest you serve them to.

The Dark Chocolate Cabernet Sauvignon goes great with the sweet pair of Salted Caramel Keto Pie or Port Wine. At the same time, spice vegan Toffee Pecan Cake brings out its rich flavor in either wine option, making this drink appropriate on every occasion – even if guests want something cheaper than what your dinner cost (which isn’t often).

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