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Wine Pairings for Upland Birds and Small Game

Whether grilled, fried or baked, pair your next small game recipe with the perfect glass of wine.

Wine Pairings for Upland Birds and Small Game
Wine Pairings for Upland Birds and Small Game (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

Upland birds and small game include both light and dark meats. Species such as pheasant, quail and wild turkey are on the lighter side of the spectrum while dove and grouse have redder meat. While many of us are used to frying or grilling these birds and downing them with beer, all these meats can be paired with wine, too. Here's my take on it.

Pheasant, Quail & Wild Turkey

Pheasant, quail and turkey are considered light meat. If you do any gun dog training or enjoy hunting in controlled shooting areas, partridge (chukar) will fall in this category as well.

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