Bonjour mes amis,
Are you serving wine at your wedding, but not sure which wine will compliment your cuisine? Take notes on these few tips and you will be a pro, pairing your wine with meals for all special occasions. Not only does wine taste delicious, but when paired correctly will bring out the delicious flavors of your food
1. If you’re cooking a light pasta or fish dish…
Serve white wine with a subtle finish.
Try: An Italian Pinot Grigio or French Chablis
2. If you’re serving highly acidic dishes…
Choose a wine with high acidity so the flavors don’t compete.
Try: A Sauvignon Blanc or a Portuguese Vinho Verde
3. If you’re serving spicy fare…
Asian, Thai or Indian are well-paired with a sweet wine.
Try: A sweeter Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, or Vouvray
4. If you’re serving a red meat dish…
Drink heavier reds. You’re looking for wines that hold up with rich tannins, or the “puckery” feeling you get with each sip of a good red.
Try: Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux
5. If you’re serving fatty fish…
Serve heavier wine. A silky, oaky white works beautifully here, but so do well-chosen earthy reds!
Try: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or Nebbiolo
6. If you’re serving cheese…
Break out dry sparkling wines to accompany heavier or saltier fare like cheese or oysters.
Try: Champagne, Spanish Cava or Italian Prosecco
7. If you’re serving margherita pizza…
Reach for a light bodied red wine, since you the freshness and acidity pairs perfectly.
Colin Cowie is fabulous, and we love him for sharing!
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