Whether you're hosting a special occasion dinner or just looking for something fun to do with your partner, there's no better way to bring out the romantic in you than by pairing wine with food. You don't have to be a master sommelier: You can find delicious wine pairings simply by thinking about what flavors each dish has and then searching the internet for recommended bottles. Here are some of our favorite combos:
1. Our favorite romantic breakfast meal: the omelet with a Pinot Grigio
The omelet is a classic breakfast dish that can be made with whatever you have on hand. The most important thing to remember when making an omelet is not to overcook it—the eggs should be soft and creamy but still slightly runny in the middle.
For pairing purposes, we recommend a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. These white wines are made from grapes that are meant to be harvested early in the season before they ripen fully; this means they feature bright, fruity flavors and tend to be light-bodied—which makes them perfect for pairing with your sunny morning treat!
2. A grilled cheese sandwich for lunch with Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc is a great pairing if you have a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. The wine's high acidity and low tannins cut through the richness of the cheese (and butter).
3. The perfect date night at-home dinner: pasta and meatballs with a Nebbiolo
Whether your date night plans include staying in and cooking, these meatballs are perfect. These savory little numbers combine ground beef, cheese, and tomato sauce that gets rolled into balls and then baked until they're browned on the outside and tender on the inside. Pair it with a Nebbiolo wine (a red Italian varietal) to complement this hearty dish. These wines are full-bodied, with notes of spice, vanilla, and chocolate—all flavors that pair well with rich food like meatballs. Nebbiolo has also been known to work well when paired with lamb.
4. A candlelight picnic dessert — peach tarts and champagne!
What better way to end your romantic picnic than with some dessert? A classic choice for dessert is peach tarts. These are easy to make, and you can use store-bought puff pastry or the recipe below. Try adding rosemary to the mix if you want to add a little flair!
It's important that your champagne has low sugar levels; otherwise, it will be too sweet and overpowering for the peaches. For this reason, champagne is perfect for a romantic picnic because it goes well without being too sweet!
There's a wine pairing for any meal you can think of!
Wine is a great way to add variety to your meals. It's also a great way to celebrate special occasions—whether that means planning ahead for a fancy dinner or throwing together something quick on the fly. And if you're feeling extra ambitious, pairing your wine with some food can help elevate the meal from good to extraordinary.
We hope we’ve given you some ideas for the perfect wine pairing for your next romantic meal. Whether you’re cooking for your significant other at home or out on a date, there are so many amazing wines out there that will enhance your experience and make it that much more special. So go ahead — enjoy the journey!