- Wine Tasting Tips: Pairing w/Food -

Wine and Food pairings is an individual choice. Every person's sense of taste is different. In general, each person should decide for themself what combinations of wine and food taste good.

Remember - what we offer here are only guidelines. Trust your own judgement, and eat and drink what you enjoy!

Typically, you want to drink light-to-dark, just as when you plan a meal you start with delicate tastes and work towards heavier tastes. For this reason, Champagne tends to go very well with appetizers or first courses in a meal. White wine is usually a good match for salads and lighter dishes, while red wine works perfectly with red meat. A port is often the perfect end to a meal.

One very typical wine-food pairing is cheese. Why is this? There are so many varieties of cheeses that there is one that goes well with any type of wine you might try.

Additionally, cheese tends to make a wine taste better. It mellows out the wine and brings out what is best in both.

One simple guideline to remember is that typically a red wine goes well with hard cheese and white wines go well with softer cheeses.  However, it really comes down to your own personal tastes and what combinations of flavors you enjoy.

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