Are you struggling with pairing wine? It can be hard to know what wine goes best with dessert or with seafood. Fortunately, this piece offers great assistance about wine and food pairing.
Buy one wine bottle to try. Since there are a wide variety of wines, you won’t know which ones are to your liking until you try them. You will always want to purchase a single bottle before committing to a whole case.
Wine makes for a beautiful beef sauce. Just melt butter in a pan and then add some wine. Then, simmer the sauce in order to make it thicker and reduce its alcohol content a bit. Finally, lightly drizzle the sauce on your beef entree.
Cheap wines are not necessarily a bad choice. Chile produces great wine. A lot of their wines have good prices. More specifically, look at Cabernet Sauvignons and Sauvignon Blancs. South Africa, New Zealand, and Argentina also have some great wines at great prices.
If you tend to drink wine with your meals and find you are starting to get headaches afterward, try reducing your wine intake. Wine has sulfites in it which can cause headaches sometimes when they are consumed. Drink only in moderation to avoid headaches.
Your wine will taste better if it is served at the ideal temperature. Red wines are best when they are served at about 60 degrees. Start at 58 degrees so warming can occur. White wines should be served at a colder temperature of about 47 degrees or so. They don’t taste good if they are too warm.
You should not drink reds and whites in the same glasses. For example, if you are drinking white wine, use a narrower glass, which will keep a lot of warm air away from the surface area of the wine. Red wines are meant for the wider glasses. That allows for plenty of air to touch the wine surface, warming the wine and developing flavor as it works with the air.
It’s not easy knowing what wines to pair with what foods. That said, if you put what you’ve learned here into practice, you’ll have no trouble choosing a wine that goes with your food. The most important thing is that you enjoy your choice.