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Snooth User: gerrygollw

Wine and Food Pairing Websites

Posted by gerrygollw, Jul 9, 2008.

What are the best wine and food pairing websites that are available out there?


Reply by Philip James, Jul 10, 2008.

Hey there, this is our fault for not having the ability to search the talk section (coming soon though...), however, there's a good thread on this here:

Snooth has some food and wine pairings in the reviews and tags, but the blogs mentioned in the thread are very good as well

Reply by tj schultz, Jul 18, 2008.

Here is another site that will give pairings. It is for Surdyk's in Minneapolis.

Surdyk's is one of the two "big boys" in the twin cities - their site is worth exploring, but here is the link to their pairings page:

I hope this is helpful.

Reply by gerrygollw, Jul 18, 2008.

Thank you tj. That was very helpful.

Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jul 22, 2008.

Its not a website, but this book is the best that I've found on pairing wine and food.

Reply by gerrygollw, Jul 22, 2008.


Reply by Kirstin, Aug 3, 2008.

Hi Gerrygollw-
Although I wouldn't feel comfortable saying it's the best site out there, I do have a blog, Vin de la Table (, that with the exception of monthly winemaker interviews, is completely focused on wine and food pairing. It's lighthearted, often humorous, and always well researched. I am also one of the monthly Snooth bloggers. Hope this helps, and I am always down to answer wine and food pairing questions via my blog's email address or in the comment section of the posts.

Reply by gerrygollw, Aug 3, 2008.

Hi Kirstin,

Thanks for your reply. I have a couple of questions.

1. I did not see on your blog how I could check out how to find a wine pairing for a particular food. For example, let's say I am looking for a wine for Jambalaya. What should I do?

2. Also, how do I send an e-mail to you from your blog site to ask such a question?


Reply by Philip James, Aug 4, 2008.

Gerry - I'm not sure if Kirstin has a food / wine pairing search feature on her site. If she doesnt, then you can use snooth for that. Just type in Jambalaya and this is what you get back:

Reply by Adam Levin, Aug 4, 2008.

Great interview with Bill Easton. He is definitely the man!

Reply by Kirstin, Aug 4, 2008.

Adam- Thanks! He was super fun to interview, and very interesting. Also have some more great winemakers that I'm interviewing in the future.

As for my blog, it's about 1 1/2 years old, so not everything is in there. Haven't done Jambalaya. Yet. However, there is a search feature on the very upper left corner. Of course, you could enter Jambalaya, but if that isn't there (in due time), another way you can search is to look up promiment themes of the dish. For Jambalaya, I'd put "spices," "spicy" or "seafood." That will bring up a realm of wine and food pairing possibliities that will suggest wines to go with the major flavors or attributes in that dish. A brief skim of the posts that come up should reveal some awesome possibilities for the flavor profile. Aromatic, low oak, exotic whites- anything from an off-dry or dry Riesling to a mineral, Southwestern French white. Syrah and Grenache works great with spices and with Jambalaya. To start.
My email address is I try to answer as quickly as possible, but sometimes it's best to ask a question in the comment section of the posts, in case other readers have similiar food and wine passions.
Hope that helps.

Reply by gerrygollw, Aug 4, 2008.

Kirsten and Philip,

Thanks for the great advice.


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