I wrote this article on wine and food pairing nine years ago but thought it was still a great one to share. I love the suggestions of experts like Karen MacNeil and Tim Hanni, who say that we really need to mellow out when it comes to wine and food pairing, that it’s rare that you get an awful pairing, and if you do, it’s a good excuse to laugh and find something else.
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.
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, here are Karen MacNeil’s from her book The Wine Bible: [Read more…]