Pairing Pointers Help You Match Wine, Dessert - Carolina Country

Pairing Pointers Help You Match Wine with Dessert

Plus recipes for cheesecake and devil's food cake


Pairing Pointers Help You Match Wine with Dessert

When it comes to pairing wine with food, desserts can pose a special challenge. The variety of flavor combinations can make it hard to find the perfect selection to serve with your sweet treat.

While there’s no exact science to pairing, these recipes (courtesy of the National Honey Board) include wine pairing tips. Serving up lemon bars or meringue pie? Lemon flavors can sometimes be polarizing, but an equally citrusy wine can work wonders. Try a pinot grigio or a sauvignon blanc (or try reading up on wine trends).

  • New York-Style Honey Cheesecake

    Pair this honey cheesecake with a crisp white wine like chardonnay.
  • Honey Devil’s Food Cake

    For a richer delicacy like this devil’s food cake, try a fruit-forward, easy-drinking red varietal or a bubbly prosecco.

More wine pairing questions?

Find more tips on pairings, as well as information about North Carolina's many wineries and tasting events at

Also visit to learn what wine goes best with tailgating food, pizza, chocolate and more.

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