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How To Pair Wine With Food

Feb 26, 2008
Certain wines go with certain foods. Don't host a dinner party and just serve any wine with your food. You will be sure to upset the palates of many of your guests. And if you have any wine connoisseurs at your party they will not want to come over again.

To get a list of wine food pairing options simply search the web or call one of those fancy restaurants where they list the wine and food pairings on the menu.

If you want your dinner party to go on without a hitch, and you want it to be as memorable as possible, choose your wines and foods according to wine food pairing and plan everything down to the littlest detail. That should have them talking about your party for a long time to come.

Wine food pairing is important because some wines are sweet, while others are bitter, and these tastes go best with certain foods. Almost all wine goes great with cheese, for instance, which is why you see wine and cheese sold in the same locations in stores.

However, some wines don't go very well with certain foods. You can taste test them to see which ones go with certain foods, or you can find a list that teaches you proper wine food pairing.

Red Wine Pairing

Red wine goes great with foods like:
* Pasta with red sauce
* Most Italian food
* Beef
* Chocolate

Also, some red wines, such as Pinot Noir, are great with pork. There are a few types of red wine, such as cabernet and shiraz, so you should do a little more research to determine if the food you are planning on serving goes with the red wine food pairing.

White Wine Pairing

As far as white wine food pairing goes, white wine is perfect for poultry and Asian food. It also goes great with seafood, such as shellfish. It can also go great with certain appetizers.

Sparkling Wine Pairing

Sparkling wines go great with desserts and fruit so they are perfect for after dinner. And, like white wine, they also accompany certain appetizers.

Of course, this is just a generalized list of wine food pairing. You should do a more specific search before you invite people over for your dinner party. If you're not sure of the wine food pairing, ask a chef or call your favorite restaurant. Pairing your wine and food correctly will make for the ultimate dinner party and it will definitely leave everyone who attends satisfied.
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