Food & Wine

Great Tips for Even Greater Pairings!!!

Food + Wine = Love... Be the Matchmakers

Most wine professionals would tell you that pairing food and wine is not an exact science, which is true, since it relies mostly on people’s taste.

 

However, we spent centuries drinking wine with a meal and somehow, we found out that some combinations are more likely to please most palates than others. It is true for oysters and Muscadet sur Lie, Rioja Reserva & confit lamb or Gigondas and seared duck. But these combinations aren’t just there because someone tried them once and found them good, there is a certain logic behind them that can be applied to most foods & wines.

 

It is that very logic that I will try to develop in this section, turning you into top notch food & wine matchmakers!

February 23, 2017

     When the right wine is combined with the right food, a whole new experience can emerge. Some elements in the wine will interact with elements on the plate and, by working together, create something new.

      The art of pairing food and wine is about finding the right balance between structural elements in the food and structural elements in the wine. So, what is it you have to focus on? Most people think that th...

February 23, 2017

     On your path to discovering the wonderful world of taste & aromas, your best friend is your tongue (and also your nose, but that’s for another post…). If you wish to understand the different parts of your taste buds, you will need to do a couple of things first.

      In my previous tutorial, The Grape Tasting, we have already done so, so you can skip to the next paragraph if you have done it alrea...

January 23, 2017

     In my previous tutorials, especially in the Grape Tasting, I showed you how to classify white wines and red wines based on their acidity for whites and tannins for reds. If you haven’t read that yet, here is a little reminder:

     From that, I will now give you a great tool for remembering which wines you should pair with what food, no more embarrassing nights out with the boss handing you the wine list, you wil...

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