What Wine Goes With Duck?

Roasted duck remains a favorite main course for many Americans, especially during the Christmas holidays. But what wine to serve with this fatty yet flavorful poultry to impress the guests? Let's find out.

If you are in the market for a perfect wine for dishes with duck, look no further than Cabernet Sauvignon. The slightly sweet tannins will balance out the richness of duck fat perfectly. Merlot is another great red wine option for duck � la mode dishes. Its mild acidity works well to complement the rich flavors of duck. As for white wines, get a bottle of Chenin Blanc - the slight citrus notes will highlight the rich taste of grilled duck or goose. If you serve duck confit or puddings � la mode, Chardonnay is a perfect choice.

When selecting the best wine to pair with duck, consider the type of duck served, as sour and savory taste profiles require different wines. Go to the infographic below for more details.


Cabernet Sauvignon