Let us create a 3D eBook for you!
Let us create a 3d Digital eBook for you! DigyCat.com

The Harmony Between Food and Wine


Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in the company of friends and .. food.

The right combination between food and wine is a source of ultimate bliss for every connoisseur. Both wine and food can benefit from the right pairing. The right wine can accentuate unexpected gastronomical aspects of food and vice versa, wine can shine in a new light when accompanied by the right dish. In order to savor the splendor of such combinations, one does not need to frequent expensive restaurants and buy overpriced wines. Rather, when combining food and wine it is one's intuition and curiosity that are of paramount importance.

Most rules for agreeable food - wine combinations date back to the 19th century and are made by French cooks who travel around Europe showing other nations the French savoir-vivre. It is since then that we know that champagne goes well with oysters, white wine - with seafood, and red wine - with game and red meats. Those rules, however, have been broken many times throughout the years because the nature of certain dishes and the rich wine variety available allow for a much freer interpretation. For example, some red meats could be made more enjoyable by stronger white wines.

A more practical approach for combining wine with food is to avoid any possible dissonance between them. For example, an exceptional wine stands out much better when accompanied by a not so sophisticated dish that will bring out the wine's superb qualities instead of fighting with it. Certain wines and foods have "found" each other over the years and represent especially suitable combinations. Generally those are the regional wines and foods. Almost all local dishes go best with the wines from their regions.

Some tips for making good food - wine choices:

Try to balance the weight of both, i.e. heavy dishes and those with a strong taste, such as game and red meat should be enjoyed with an equally heavy wine. In most cases those are red wines but some full-bodied whites could be an equally suitable alternative.

Dry wines could develop a very unpleasant sour or even bitter taste if served with desserts. Generally deserts are served with wines that are at least comparably sweet, if not sweeter.

Wines with high acidity go best with heavy, rich in fat dishes. This is because the high fat content negates the impact of the acid.

High-tannin wines should be combined with foods rich in proteins. The proteins combine with the tannins, thus diminishing the tannin taste. Wines made from grape varieties that contain a lot of tannins, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are an excellent match for red meats and other protein-rich foods. On the other hand, high-tannin wines acquire an unpleasant metallic taste if combined with fish and other seafood. Or they could have an extremely bitter taste when combined with salty dishes.So finally? which wine? You could have in mind the rules above when making your selection but don't be blinded by them and never take things for granted. Even when you are convinced that you have found the perfect wine for a certain dish, a small change, such as a bad yield, a change in the production technology, or other, could disappoint you. So have an open mind and be ready to experiment. Needless to say, a lot of times the results would be a bit strange but that's what will make the whole experience interesting!!

http://www.wines-resource.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


The Mercury News

Bay Area wine, spirits and beer events: Jan. 13 and beyond
The Mercury News
Ten restaurants and bars will compete for the most creative and delicious martinis on Jan. 19 at the Saddle Steakhouse in Sonoma. For more spirit-related events, check out our calendar listings. By Kathy Bennett | kbennett@bayareanewsgroup.com ...



The Mercury News

Bay Area wine, spirits and beer events: Dec. 31 and beyond
The Mercury News
From beer and sake tasting to chocolate truffle and wine pairings, here's what's happening in Northern California. By Kathy Bennett | kbennett@bayareanewsgroup.com |. December 30, 2017 at 11:00 am. Spirit Works Tour and Tasting: On this Boozephreaks ...



The Mercury News

Bay Area wine, spirits and beer events: Dec. 24 and beyond
The Mercury News
Brewing for Beer Dinner: Comal will welcome Laughing Monk Brewing head brewer and co-owner Jeff Moakler for a dinner that features small-batch beers paired with Comal dishes. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8. Comal, 2020 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. $75. www.comalberkeley ...



Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar
The Daily Herald
Jack Daniels VR tour and tasting: Snohomish's Fred's Rivertown Alehouse is hosting a Jack Daniels virtual reality tour and tasting at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at the alehouse, 1114 First St., Snohomish. Not only can visitors taste a single-barrel Jack Daniels ...

and more »


News Briefs for January 12, 2018
Shanken News Daily
•Tito's vodka has become the largest-selling spirits brand in dollar terms on an annual basis for the first time ever in IRI channels, surpassing Jack Daniel's Black Label whiskey and Smirnoff Red Label vodka. For the 52 weeks ending December 31st ...



Interview: Austin Keith Of Texas Retail Chain Pinkie's
Shanken News Daily
Western Texas retail chain Pinkie's is comprised of 16 liquor stores and two mini-marts selling beer and wine in Lubbock. Pinkie's is also licensed to sell beverage alcohol to on-premise accounts, a business which accounts for about 25% of the company ...



News Briefs for January 11, 2018
Shanken News Daily
•Edrington-owned The Macallan has released a gift box in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year. The set includes two bottles of The Macallan Double Cask 12-year-old, a 43% abv whisky matured in Sherry-seasoned American and European oak, with ...



Riboli Family's Stella Rosa On A Sharp Rise
Shanken News Daily
Riboli Family Wine Estates' Italian brand Stella Rosa appears to have climbed into the top five imported wine brands in the U.S. market based on its strong 2017 performance. After a 30% jump to 1.3 million cases in 2016, Stella Rosa tacked on an ...



Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 11, 2018
Shanken News Daily
•Sebastopol, California-based Spirit Works Distillery has aligned with The Henry Wine Group (part of The Winebow Group) for distribution throughout the Golden State, effective this month. Spirit Works, which was founded in 2012 as a “grain-to-glass ...



Weekly Register

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 10, 2018
Shanken News Daily
•The Boston Beer Co. has launched Sam '76, billed as a hybrid of an ale and a lager. The 4.7%-abv beer was developed in Sam Adams' nano-brewery in Boston where the company's brewers blended a base ale and a base lager before a final combined ...
Financial Newsletter - Zacks Investment ResearchZacks Investment Research
Boston Beer Company, Inc. (the) - SAM - Stock Price Today - ZacksZacks Investment Research
SEC FORM 4 - SEC.govSEC.gov

all 95 news articles »

Google News

LargeFriends.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!
SuccessfulMatchCentral.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!

PreLaunchX

WineFest Domain Is For Sale - $3,500 For Enquiries eMail Us

© www.WineFest.biz 2011

home | site map | links

eXTReMe Tracker