Food And Wine

People always ask: what is the best way to combine food and wine? They are worried that they are going to serve the wrong combination at the dinner table. Well, there is no "right" and "wrong" way to pair food and wine. Here are some general information that will help you choose the most suitable wine with your food.

If you have guests over for dinner and would like to serve more than one type of wine, it's a good idea to serve first the lighter wine, before you offer the heavier full body wine. Also, the type of food you serve should be your guide in order to pair food and wine. If your dish is light then a lighter wine would be proper, if your dish is hearty then a medium to full body wine would be more appropriate. What I like to do is pair opposites.

Italian Food And Wine

When you think of Italian food and wine you think of little tavernas in winding streets with tables outside and lots of families eating and drinking together. Food and wine in Italy is a celebration of the Italian lifestyle and its something that you can enjoy in your home in homage to the nation.

What Foods Compliment Wine?

Wine, essentially a food itself, is complemented by an incredibly diverse number of foods. Many wines and foods were meant to be enjoyed together, bringing about each other's nuances and individual characteristics. Long gone are the days of simply pairing red meat with a Claret or Chablis with poultry.

When serving acidic dishes containing citrusy foods or sauces with vinegar, stay with an acidic wine such as a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or any sparkling wine. Pinot Grigio is perfect for lemon based dishes such as Greek salads.