For any keen foodies, you will know that the drink you have with your meal can really enhance the flavors. I think that it is something that is done well in Europe for example. I guess with the drinking age that we have over here, fewer people have wine with their meals and might save it for a certain occasion. The wine that you have should compliment your meal, though. It can make the food taste better as flavors are enhanced. But what should you look for and what wine goes with what food? Here are a few hints and tips to help you when you are planning your menu.
You might just presume that white wine goes best with something like fish. While you aren’t wrong in that presumption, there are many other things that it goes with too. For example, a dry white wine can really jazz up any salad dish. So it can be a great drink to have alongside an appetizer. However, you do have to be careful when choosing white wine and salads that have lots of tomatoes in. The acidity in the tomatoes makes it trickier to make a match. But a Sauvignon Blanc is usually a good idea for a tomato salad. White wines goes with white fish very well, as you might imagine. It also works for pink fish like salmon. Though a fish like salmon might be better suited to a more fragrant white wine, over a dry white wine.
Believe it or not, red wine is also the best to pair with vegetable dishes. Most people would have thought it was white that did that, but that is not so. For roasted or grilled vegetables, a light and fruity red wine go amazingly well. For root vegetables and legumes, a wine with more body is best suited. So think about using something like a Shiraz. If you are looking for reviews of the best Shiraz, you could look somewhere like With My Wine. You could check reviews on their blog and find the one that s best suited to you.
There aren’t too many things that you can pair with a rose wine to be honest. Pork is the best meat for it to go with. It works really well when slow cooked with pork, as part of a pulled pork recipe. It is a bit more of an informal drink, and a meal like pulled pork is a little more informal. Rose goes well with fruity desserts too.
I think the name gives it away that sparkling wines go best with desserts. A sweet sparkling wine would go well with fruit desserts, as well as white chocolate desserts. Milk or dark chocolate would probably be more suited to Port or Sherry.