Wine Varietals definitions and pairing suggestions

You want to learn about wine from the wine grapes you love to the wine grapes you have never heard about. These are the wine varietals found around the world in vineyards big and small. If you love Barolo where does the grape come from? You enjoy Shiraz, what goes well with it?

 At Buywine.com we aim to help you connect with the grapes that you love and the wine that you have yet to discover. Wine is about social interaction and knowledge as well as fun and discovery.

Ready your taste buds for a journey into stimulating flavors and palate-pleasing wine and food pairings. Get ready to sample varietals in your mind's eye and take the wine adventure of your dreams. 

The "Varietals/Wines" section is a place where knowledgeable wine people can sharpen their skills, or the novice can "dive-in" and begin educating themselves on the many different varietals around the world. Our explanation and pronunciation make it easy to comprehend, and you will find informative facts and tips in this section.

The" Varietals/Wines" section describes what type of Wine it is, where it's from, and what food it best pairs with. You will definitely increase your knowledge of varietals, and find it easy to learn while having fun.

These pages are an excellent source of knowledge for anyone starting their wine education or for the well-rounded astute wine aficionado that would like to sharpen their wealth of knowledge.

If you have any comments, please let us know: info@buywine.com

  • Dolcetto (Dole-chet'-toe)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    Red | Italy

    Pairing options : Baked Penne Pasta with tomato sauce and Chorizo, Lasagna, Braised Beef Tenderloin, Burrata Cheese, Provolone, Aged

  • Ederena (Ed'- her-rayna)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Ratatouille, Gouda, Braised Chicken Thighs, Dried Fruits, Roasted Duck, Squab, Lamb Chops, Grilled Mush

  • Gamay (Gam'-may)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Lean Beef , Beef Tongue, Braised Chicken Breast, Roasted Duck, Grilled Eggplant, Lamb Kabobs, White Truffle and Parmes

  • Gew├╝rztraminer (Geh-verts'-tra-min-er)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    White | France

    Pairing options : Asian Spicy Food, Clams, Clove, Curries, Duck, Foie Gras, Ham, Indian Food, Lobster, Roasted Pork, Pasta, Sausage, Salmon, Thai

  • Folle Blanche (Fall Blawnsh)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    White | France

    Pairing options : Chicken Salad, Chives, Baked Halibut, Mushrooms, Rabbit, Scallops, Shrimp & Prawns, Thai Cuisine, Roasted

  • Grechetto (Greh-keh'-toh)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    White | Italy

    Pairing options : Cod, Sole, Cajun Seafood, Ceviche, Chorizo, Crab (Any shellfish), Octopus, Grilled Fish, Steamed Musse

  • Grenache (Gren-nash')

    Author : BuyWine.com

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Beef, Braised Lamb, Grilled Pork, Eggplant, Foie Gras, Hamburger, Pasta, Shellfish,smoked meats, turkey,

  • Grenache Blanc (Gren-nash' Blawnk)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    White | France

    Pairing options : Dried Apricots, Asian Cuisine, Grilled Chicken, Corn, Hazelnuts, Dried Peaches, Braised Por

  • Kerner (Kair'-ner)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    White | Germany

    Pairing options : Induine Cuisine, Green Curry, Foie Gras, Figs and Prosciutto, Poached Fish, Sauteed Halibut, Baked Ham, Roaste

  • Gruner Veltliner (Groo'-ner Velt-leen'-eer)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    White |

    Pairing options : Asparagus, Ceviche, Scallops, Wiener Schnitzel, Veal, Green Beans, Brussel Sprouts, Shellfish, Sushi, Sword

  • Kadarka / Kadarka Blau (Kah-dark'-Ah)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    Red | Albania

    Pairing options : Beet Goulash, Borscht, Beef Bourguignon, Mushrooms, Fried Calamari, Roasted Duck, Wild Boa

  • Madeira (Mad-deer'-ah)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    Red | Portugal

    Pairing options : Apricots, Bread pudding, Caramel, Blue Cheese like Roquefort or Stilton, figs, Charcuterie, Hazelnuts, Mushrooms, P

  • Malbec (Mal'-beck)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Bacon, Barbecued Beef, Hamburgers, Chili, Empanadas, Fajitas, Tandoori Lamb, Braised Lamb, Mushrooms, Pork Sausage, Ste

  • Lacrima (La'-Creem-ah)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    Red | Italy

    Pairing options : Polenta, Hard Cheeses such as Pecorino, Stewed Chicken, Meatloaf, Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Roasted Bell P

  • Marsanne (Mar'-sahn)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    White | France

    Pairing options : Risotto, Yellow Curry, Ham, Pate, Butternut Squash, Smoked Salmon, Boiled or steamed Lobster, Curried Chicken, Roas

  • Merlot (Mair-lo')

    Author : BuyWine.com

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Ratatouille, Dry Jack cheese, Gouda, Jarlsberg, Braised Chicken, Dried dark fruits, Roasted Duck, Pheasant, Quail, Sq

  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Mawn-tay-pool-chon'-no Dah Broot'-zo)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    Red | Italy

    Pairing options : Roasted lamb, Octopus, Roasted chicken, Grilled mushrooms, Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes, Pulled Pork Sa

  • Muscadet (Moos'cah-day)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    White | France

    Pairing options : Clams, Mussels, Oysters, Shrimp, Trout, Garden Salad with vinaigrette

  • Moscato d'Asti / Moscato (Mos-caht'-toe)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    White | Italy

    Pairing options : Angel food cake, Biscotti, Citrus Flavored Desserts, Panettone, Peaches & Cream, Marscapone, Sorbe

  • Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell (Moor-ved'-ruh)

    Author : BuyWine.com

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Wild Boar, Stewed Rabbit, Aged Hard Cheeses such as Gouda, Parmesan, Pecorino, Grilled Chic