Wine and food pairing is the process of pairing food dishes with wine to enhance the
dining experience. Trying to pick out a wine with your meal is enough to make your
head spin before you even take your first sip! Next time your planning a dinner
party or just out at Wilder’s Steakhouse, check out this easy guide that’ll turn you
into a wine-pairing expert in no time.

How Wine and Food Pairing Works
Wine flavors are derived from acid, sugar, fruit, tannin and alcohol. Food flavors are
delivered through flavor components like fat, acid, salt, and sugar. Wine and food
pairings are successful when their features complete each other.

While these are generally accepted guides for food and wine pairings, you are sure
to come across someone who disagrees and prefers something else.

Remember—the most important rule is to trust your own palate and enjoy!

Seafood
When we think of wine pairings with a seafood entrée, we mostly think of white
wines, but don’t fret, vino lovers—your red wines don’t have to be off the table.

Crab or Lobster and Wine Pairing Ideas
Sauvignon Blacn
Sparkling Wines (Champagne)
Chardonnay
Sake

Salmon and Wine Pairing Ideas
Pinot Noir
Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Gris

Sashimi or Sushi and Wine Pairing Ideas
Sparkling Wine
Semi-Dry Riesling
Sake

Steak

Cabernet

Malbec
Bordeux

When you order a Wilder’s steak that is grilled to perfection, it’s no secret that we
love breaking out the red wine for the occasion. A Cabernet, Malbec, or Bordeux, full
of a rich, smoky flavor, is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

No matter what you order at Wilder’s Steakhouse, our team of wine and steak
experts are sure to have suggestions that you will love. See for yourself why our
patrons have been coming back for years, and visit the best steakhouse in Joplin, MO
today.

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