August 1, 2018 alikhan

A Beginner’s Guide to Pairing Food and Wine

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What could possibly be more refreshing than a lovely pairing of delicious food with some very nice wine? If you’re hosting an event, like a bachelorette party or birthday celebration, then you’ll want to have a game plan for keeping your guests fed, happy, and entertained. When it comes to food, a thoughtful selection of wine pairings is a great way to provide sophisticated refreshments to guests.

In this article, we explore some different foods that pair well with different kinds of wine. If you’re ready to class up your next party, then follow this guide for perfect wine and food pairings.

Dessert Pairings

Let’s start with everyone’s favorite: dessert. If you are a chocoholic, then you’ll definitely be interested in this section. For starters, there are many different kinds of chocolate, and all of them pair brilliantly with different wines—in one way or another.

For sweeter milk chocolates, you will want to pair them with a nice white wine such as a Sauvignon Blanc or even a Riesling. The crispness counteracts the sweetness of the milk chocolate. But if you are going to go for dark chocolate, then you will want to pick a wine of the dark-red variety. The best choices are Merlot or Pinot Noir. You’ll find that these two luscious flavors indulge the palette in a rich ecstasy of exquisite flavors.

Cheese Pairings

What do you do if you’re not really into sweets? If you’re in a more savory mood, then fine cheeses make a great pairing for wine. Cheese can be deceiving, because most of us are just familiar with the common household names, like Cheddar and Swiss.

But when pairing cheese with fine wines, you should branch out into lesser-known varieties. Visit the specialty cheese section in your grocery store or go to a specialty foods store and sample cheeses if possible. Take this opportunity to have fun and get adventurous with different flavor profiles.

Setting Up the Event

When it comes time to organize the event, consider setting the options up like a standard wine tasting like you’d experience on a wine tour. Offer guests a selection of both sweet and savory pairings, while allowing them to taste and savor the flavor combinations for themselves.

Wine and food go hand in hand. You can’t love wine without also loving food. No matter the event or occasion, your guests are sure to love these tasty combinations.

If you’re planning to take the party out on the town after sampling these wine pairings, then you’ll need reliable and stylish transportation. Contact us at Pakman Luxury Limousine to reserve your ride.

 

Resources and References:

5 Keys to Pairing Food and Wine

Mastering the Art of Wine and Food Pairings

A Guide to Wine and Dessert Pairings

 

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