Hello everyone. Lauren and I went to a NACE meeting on Tuesday and listened to a really great talk on wine and food pairings. Now, had they made any of the 4 courses vegetarian I might have been able to eat and tell you about the combos; however - the little tips they gave made great sense:
Taste and select your wine - then pick your food! It is so much easier to change your food and add or take out an ingredient - you can’t do that with your wine.
When cooking at home - taste your wine - write down specific tastes you can pick out - then add those items to your dish. Taste your wine - then taste your food and wine together - there should be some great compliments happening.
Finally take it up another notch - taste your wine - write down specific tastes - then cook with opposite taste - such as sweet and salty. See how the wine and the food really balance each other out.
And even if you don’t get perfect at it - a night with friends, food and wine is always a good night to me!