Every year for Valentine’s Day, my beloved treats me to a wonderful multi-course meal, cooked, and also tidied up with his very own hands. The least I can do is bring an appropriate wine. Here are some tips:
- Suit the weight as well as strength of the meals to the exact same features in the wine. As an example, the timeless V-day treat of fresh briny oysters is a great match for a crisp Muscadet or a sprightly sauvignon blanc, while a hearty beef stew will be great with a significant cabernet sauvignon or syrah.
- Acid refreshes a wine’s acids cancel fat and salt. An appetizing pinot grigio can work as a taste buds cleanser when drunk with fried food, such as crunchy calamari.
- Wonderful tames spice if something spicy is on the menu, a wine with a bit of sweetness could help to tame the heat. Rieslings are a great wager, as they often have some residual sweets. (On the other hand, wines that are high in alcoholic beverages could intensify the seasoning.).
- Tannins enjoy fat Tannic wines (think about the feeling your teeth get after eating spinach or consuming black tea – that’s the effect that tannin has) are great with abundant, fatty proteins-short ribs for example- but a bad pairing with the oils found in fish.
- Desserts are for the sweet. After-dinner drink ought to go to the very least as wonderful as the dessert. Put a delicate moscato with a fruit tart, a strengthened tawny port with a decadent chocolate mousse.