Something wonderful happens when you find just the right wine or spirit to accompany a course or a meal. The problem is, finding wines, for example, that pair well with foods — well, it can seem like a daunting experience. It doesn’t have to be.
The first rule, I find, in pairing wine with food is to go with what you like. If you don’t like the bold tannins in Cabernet Sauvignon, you’re never going to enjoy it with a steak, chocolate or anything else traditionally paired with this varietal.
You’ll see “rules” like white wine pairs best with fish or foul. Red wine pairs best with red meats. Rose´ is a starter wine you should drink only in summer. It goes on and on…
Let’s turn tradition upside down. Let’s talk wine — and vodka, and bourbon, and gin and some other surprising spirits — and how they go with foods. Most of all, let’s have fun.
So, you’ll find wine and spirit pairings now with most of the recipes I post on the website. I’ll introduce you to some great wines and some liquors that are definitely off the beaten path. We’ll have some contests and I’d love to hear from you.