More and more wines appear on the counters. It is not difficult to pick up a good accompaniment to the wine in a shop, an assistant can always advise. But in order to enjoy wine and meals at home, you need to have some idea how to properly compose them.
What is worth paying attention to?
1. The easiest way is to choose the gastronomy and drink of the same country. You can’t make a mistake here and under any circumstances, it will be delicious.
2. An important role is played by the type and classification of wine when choosing an appetizer: red, white or pink. Wine can be quiet and sparkling (including champagne or cava), as well as dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, sweet or dessert wine.
3. One should not underestimate the popular cliche: white wine for fish and red wine for meat. Of course, there are many other variations, but for a novice in this area is a suitable support.
4. If the goal is to have a meal instead of a drink, the wine is chosen as a simple, table. For a unique wine is chosen simple snacks, designed not to distract from the perception of taste buds. A good rare wine can also act as a separate dish.
5. Some light white wines can be used as an aperitif, but red wines are not desirable to use on an empty stomach.
6. Pink wines, including sparkling wines, are versatile and fit almost anything.
7. Wine experts say that you should train yourself to pay attention to the grape variety when choosing a wine. With practice already appear favorites and the best gastronomic couple to them.
There are also several successful combinations that are universally recognized.
Firm wines, jerez, and port stimulate appetite and are suitable for aperitifs. Sparkling wines and quiet white wines are also good for an aperitif (a drink that is consumed before a meal). Dry sparkling wines give a ravishing freshness when served with salty dishes. And sweet sparkling wines are usually a great complement to a fruit plate.
- Sauvignon Blanc is good with sour sauces and seasonings.
- Chardonnay blanc is perfect with oily fish and cream sauce.
- Pinot Grigio is suitable for light snacks of fish and seafood.
- Riesling, Vouvre, and Gewurztraminer are strong, sweet and perfumed wines. They are well tolerated in Asian, Thai, Indian cuisine.
- Pinot Noir. They’re light red wines. They’re good with mushrooms, pork, poultry, ham.
- Malbec, Sira, Cote d’Rhône are strong wines. The gastronomic couple should be selected accordingly: it can be lamb, beef, noble cheeses, Asian cuisine, Caucasian cuisine.
- Syrah and Shiraz themselves are pepper, spicy wines. Therefore, they are suitable for spicy and spicy dishes. Cabernet Fran will also be here.
- Zinfandel, Primitive is perfectly combined with roasted pork, poultry, pate, baked vegetables.
- Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese are simply made for steaks.
It’s easy to have a wonderful dinner and find the right wine for your meal if you follow the simple rules of combination. But it’s important to focus on your own tastes and passions as well. And gastronomic delights are guaranteed.