Wine and Food Matching

Wine and Food Matching, or food pairing as it is sometimes called, is part science, part art. When you are using a new variety that you are not entirely sure of, the alchemy gets just a little more interesting.

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Evan Goldstein's Daring Pairings includes top advice about food pairing for interesting varietal wines.

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The old adage old red wines with red meats and white wines with white meats is somewhat limiting, especially if you are stretching the boundaries a little. The challenge of matching foods to wines is becoming more difficult because

  1. more wine styles are coming onto the market
  2. a much wider range of ingredients and cooking styles are being used
  3. we are all raising our expectations with dining
Although we will never find the perfect match we can all benefit by thinking a little creatively about how we can best use new wine varieties and styles with the wider range of cuisine available.

Many of the pages on Vinodiversity have some food pairing sugessions. I don't think I have all the answers, but I know my tapenade recipe along with a crisp Grenache rose is hard to beat. You can share your food and wine matching recipes using the form below

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Good wine needs food; and good food is best enjoyed with wine. Some matches are just made in heaven...there is nothing like a chilled grenache rose with tapenade, or maybe you have your own perfect match.
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