Wine for Game

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If you’re a fan of game like venison, bear, elk, wild duck, wild boar, etc, then you know their flavours can be aggressive. Light wines simply don’t match. You need equally, aggressive, full-flavoured wines, sometimes with a slight sweet note. The match further depends on whether the game is wild or farm-raised. Wild game tastes more aggressive so the biggest of all possible wines will be required. In fact, making a sauce reduction with some fruit and utilizing the wine of choice, will help pull the overall combo together. Look to varietals like Syrah/Shiraz, Pinotage, Nebbiolo, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir or styles like Amarone, red Bordeaux, Portuguese reds and slightly sweeter whites.

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