PAIRS BEST WITH: Aromatic & Crisp whites or Fruity reds
ALSO CONSIDER: Rich whites & Smooth reds
By their nature salads are light, with delicate and subtle flavors. They are rarely weighty, and therefore should generally be paired with lighter bodied wines.
The main ingredients of the salad, and especially the dressing, will be key in determining your wine selection. Follow the basic rules here and if the dressing is vinegar or lemon based you will need a wine with good acidity.
The best wine styles to pair with salads are Aromatic and Crisp style whites, or Fruity style reds.
You should only consider full bodied wines when the weight of the salad requires it, such as a Rich white for a lobster salad, or a Smooth red for a roast vegetable salad.
To find a great pairing for a particular dish or an individual wine, see the Food index on Pocket Wine or go to the Food Pairing section of the relevant grape variety.