Over the last two weeks, I’ve explored two challenging wine pairings: artichokes and asparagus. This week, I decided to look at the other foods that are considered to be challenging wine pairings. I found so many challenging foods that I decided to split this into two articles. [Read more…]
I’d always heard that artichokes and wine don’t make for a good pairing. I realized that I’ve paired them together plenty of times, never seeming to have a problem with the experience. I think I was happily enjoying both and not doing any kind of serious analysis.
So I decided I wanted to read up on the subject so that I can more knowledgably do an artichokes and wine tasting. And with that knowledge, I want to try some “bad” wines, along with “good” wines. [Read more…]
F0r our eighth annual Girl Scout cookie wine tasting this past weekend, and we had two brand new Girl Scout cookies in the lineup: Toffee-tastic and Smores! So we needed to figure out what paired best with what across 8 cookies and 6 wines! We had our work cut out for us. Many people would be scared off by such an arduous task. But we had a dedicated group of tasters who took the work very seriously 😉 [Read more…]
In January, I wrote an article about pairing wine with Indian food. Today let’s pair wine with Chinese food. Now I know there are many styles of Chinese food, from sweet Cantonese to spicy Szechuan to hot and sour Hunan.
Given all the different styles of Chinese food, is it possible to take a one-size-fits-all approach to wine pairing? Not really. It’s important to take into account the different spices and the weight of the food. [Read more…]