Drinks to Complement Your Charcuterie Board

by Tom Simone
Drinks to Complement Your Charcuterie Board

Drinks to Complement Your Charcuterie Board

Are you hosting friends or family and curious about what drinks will complement your charcuterie board? Perhaps the idea of wine and cheese sounds like an excellent girl dinner this week, and you’d like to create the perfect pairing of charcuterie and wine. No matter the occasion, you cannot go wrong with a charcuterie board of all your favorite savory snacks and crisp, refreshing wine.

This article will discuss the various factors to consider when deciding how to pair wine and charcuterie and the best wines for charcuterie. Dive into a world of delicious cured meats, mouth-watering cheeses, and fine wines, and create the perfect charcuterie board to share with friends and family.


How To Pair Wine and Charcuterie

When determining what to add to your charcuterie board and what wines will go best, the main factors to consider are flavor profile and balance—selecting enjoyable wines that balance out the flavor profiles of the snacks. Also, the weight of the meal or the heaviness or lightness of what you’re serving should be considered. Discover the exciting wine and charcuterie tasting experience by skillfully balancing their flavor profiles. Focusing on flavor profiles can enhance your enjoyment of wine and food.

 Create unforgettable, tasty wine and charcuterie pairings by choosing snacks and wine that complement each other. If you're serving bold, flavorful meats, pair them with full-bodied wine to complement their intense flavors.

 Alternatively, if you want to serve a lighter charcuterie board, perhaps with snacks like soft cheeses and fruit or salmon, a crisper, brighter wine will be best. If you serve snacks with higher acidity, such as fruits or pickles, pairing them with a citrus-infused wine with high acidity can create a pleasant tasting experience.


The Best Wine for Charcuterie

The best wine for charcuterie will depend on the selection of meats and cheeses served. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of exceptional wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rose, and more, to try with your next charcuterie board.

Popular red wines best for charcuterie include Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and lighter reds like Rose and Pink Moscato. Fuller-bodied red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are versatile to pair with charcuterie. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot taste great when paired with cured meats like prosciutto or salami and sharper, aged cheeses like cheddar. While lighter reds or pink wines, such as Rose and Pink Moscato, pair nicely with lighter meats and cheeses.

White wines favored for charcuterie pairings include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio, to name a few. Buttery, oaky Chardonnay tastes delicious with softer, creamier cheese like brie. Fresh, light cheeses like mozzarella pair well with the fruity notes of many Pinot Grigios. The best wines for charcuterie also include Sparkling Wines and Prosecco. These bubbly, crisp options pair best with seafood.


Try Papi Wines with Your Next Charcuterie Board

Everyone's taste buds are different, so pick what you like! Pairing wine and charcuterie is a fun and exciting opportunity to experience the flavors of wine and food in a new light. At Papi Wines, we have the perfect demi-sec wines to pair with charcuterie.

Explore our extensive collection of red, white, and pink demi-sec wines, such as our five-star Pink Moscato that perfectly complements spicy and sour snacks and desserts. Whichever wine you choose, you'll appreciate how each wine can enhance the flavors of your charcuterie board.

by Tom Simone