If you're trying to hone your wine tasting skills and are hosting a wine tasting party, you're going to want to choose a few different Pinot Noir food pairings. Pinot Noir is one of the few red wines that goes well with what we'd normally consider food pairings with white, such as chicken and fish. It's a red wine that's not just for beef any longer.
- Do a Pinot Noir food pairing by serving the wine with a grilled white fish. Pinot Noir, with it's soft, slightly sweet flavor is one of the few red wines that can be served chilled so pull it out of the refrigerator and pour into a red wine glass. Use a mild white fish, such as tilapia or flounder served with slices of lemon, to enhance the slight berry flavor of the Pinot Noir.
- Use the Pinot Noir as pairing with a tray of cheese and fresh fruit. If you're going on a picnic, a bottle of Pinot Noir is just right to set the mood when served with cheese and a loaf of French bread. Or make a few fruit kabobs by alternating pineapple, apple and grapes and rolling in coconut. There's no better way to drink Pinot than reclining on a red and white picnic cloth.,
- Do a Pinot Noir food pairing by serving this oaky wine with a delicious, medium rare steak. Choosing a fatty type of steak, such as a rib eye, will allow the flavor of the Pinot to really shine.