Posted on September 07 2015
6 Tips for Food and Wine Matching By Kristi Veliaj
Hey Pretty Birds,
As the cold weather approaches, one of the tastiest ways to warm up is with a glass of good wine. Alas, I must admit the best part of my weekends is having dinner with close friends at my place while everyone crams into the corners of my apartment looking for a comfortable place to sit. Enjoying a glass of good wine with friends and some lovingly prepared food is tops, but the magic lies in pairing meals with some unrivaled red or white wine. Even the most delectable dishes can taste horrible on the palate if paired with the wrong wine. That’s why we’re here to guide you every step of the way with precious advice that will make you look like “food and wine pairing” connoisseurs!
“6 Rules” that are easy to remember and sure to guarantee you success:
-Chardonnay is the perfect match for fish dishes that are rich in flavor. Fatty fish and full-bodied sauces. Suggested dish: Salmon with herb butter.
-Pairing a Dry Rosé with a dish that is rich in dairy or a cheese platter can help avoid complication. Suggested dish: Croque-monsieur.
-Pinot Noir is best paired with an intensely flavored dish. Suggested dish: Tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms.
-A glass of Cabernet Sauvignon will make your day if paired with red meat. Suggested dish: Lamb scaloppine.
-Bells ring when Sauvignon Blanc is paired with raw fish or canapé. Suggested dish: Scallops with grapefruit.
-Champagne! Champagne! Champagne! Paired with a savoury snack, it is perfect for an aperitif or quick dinner. Suggested dish: Savory hazelnut langues di chat biscuits.