White wines can range in body style from light-bodied, medium-bodied, to full-bodied depending on the grapes used and the alcohol content in the particular wine. White wine tastes different on its own then it does when consumed with food because of the different aromas and flavors in each. When pairing white wine with food it is important to make sure that the food and wine complement each other. White wines that are oak'y with a medium to full-body pair well with pork, rich seafood, some fowl, and can work well with some red meats, but do not pair well with spicy foods. Food pairings for light to medium-bodied White wines are light seafood, pork, and some fowl. Light to medium-bodied white wines can also pair well with some lightly spicy foods and some tomato based sauces, but do not pair well with most red meat or overly rich or very spicy foods. The best food pairing for semi-dry and lightly sweet White wines are shellfish, pork, light to medium spicy foods, and can also work with most seafood, fowl, game, and some red meat.
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