Best Food Pairing for a Merlot Wine

One of the best things about Merlot wine is that it pairs well with so many different types of food. Whether you're looking for a light summertime meal or a hearty winter dish, there's a Merlot out there that will complement your meal perfectly.

Some of our favorite Merlot and food pairings include:

Merlot and grilled chicken: The smoky flavors of grilled chicken are a great match for the fruitiness of Merlot. Try pairing your chicken with a lighter style Merlot like our 2018 Estate Bottled Merlot.

Merlot and pasta: Pasta dishes can be tricky to pair with wine, but Merlot is always a safe bet. The rich, tomato-based sauces of many pasta dishes go well with the fruitiness of Merlot. We recommend trying a Merlot from Italy.

Merlot and cheeses: Merlot is a great wine to enjoy with cheese. The soft, fruity flavors of Merlot are a perfect match for the richness of cheese. Try pairing your Merlot with a variety of cheeses, from sharp cheddar to creamy brie.

No matter what you're eating, there's a Merlot out there that will pair perfectly. So, don't be afraid to experiment and find your new favorite food and wine pairing. Cheers!

You can always have QelviQ,Your Personal Sommelier, recommend a dish that fits a wine you have in your collection through the QelviQ App Inventory function.

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