As we learned last week in my wine and food pairing article, all pairing tips are guidelines. As we focus on wine and cheese pairing in this article, keep that in mind. Be adventurous! Have fun! The worst that can happen is you discover you don’t like a particular wine and cheese pairing. That can be a great learning experience. You can dig down and try to understand why the two might not be a good combination. If you are with others, you can all give your two cents and vote on the idea that you think is the best. [Read more…]
It’s always exciting to discover a great wine and food pairing, where the coupling makes for an out-of-this-world tasting experience.
I find that a lot of people seriously stress out when it comes to trying to come up with perfect pairings. It’s helpful to keep in mind that most pairings will be good to quite good. A few will be bad, and a few will be fantastic.
The reality is that if you like a certain wine and a particular food, you will probably like the two together. It’s hard to go wrong when you’re combining two taste experiences you really like. Be adventurous when pairing wine and food!
If you want some suggestions, several wine experts have published excellent wine and food pairing guidelines. My favorites come from Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible (www.karenmacneil.com). Here are a few of Karen’s suggestions: [Read more…]
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