Musings on Wine
The Best Wine & Food, Every Time
Many of us are familiar with the basic rules of pairing wine and food. In the old days, we were advised to choose white wine with fish and red wine with meat. Clearly that doesn’t help much, considering the range of fish and meat options that exist, not to mention vegetables, grains, legumes and the incredible diversity of wines at our disposal. If we choose to utilize additional, more specific principles, we have a plethora to consider. Thinking about levels of acidity, sugar and tannin in the wines whilst keeping in mind the salt, sweet, bitter and acid of the food is a good start. Consider the intensity and weight of the wine and food and then deciding whether a contrast or complement strategy is most needed, will give you an excellent chance at a truly successful wine and food marriage. The question is, does any of us really want to spend that much time thinking about dinner? WineFoodMood Man does!
Follow along as I dissect countless dishes and ingredients, some familiar and some esoteric. We’ll find the best wine every time or at least the best wine NOT to have!