Matching drink to food can be a daunting process, especially with so many varieties of wine, prosecco and champagne available. This doesn’t have to be the case though. Matching food to wine is very important and can improve your meal with just a simple choice regarding what goes well together. To help you out, here is a quick guide to what you should be looking for when matching drink to food.
Want a great wine to match with your cheese board? Look no further than Pinot Noir. This medium bodied red wine will compliment creamy, mild cheeses perfectly. Need something to fit with an earthier taste such as mushrooms, truffles or maybe even a roast venison dish? Try Zifandel. This medium to full bodied wine combines the taste of red and black plums with the aroma of vanilla and coconut.
Prefer white wine? Chardonnay compliments roast chicken or turkey perfectly and also works well with smoked fish such as salmon or trout. Or need something to compliment the Chinese cuisine? Try a medium bodied Pinot Grigiofor floral flavours, an alternative to Chardonnay. Drink alongside spring rolls for the perfect compliment.
Wanting something a bit sweeter though? You can always try a sparkling rosé which is ideal for party drinking alongside cakes or fruit tarts due to the fact it’s much lighter. Fruitier rosé’s also work very well alongside seafood such as lobster, salmon and tuna. Rosé will work well alongside Camembert and Brie regarding cheese pairings.
You wouldn’t be mistaken for thinking that Prosecco is great to drink by itself. But have you thought about paring it with food? Prosecco can be paired with the likes of Italian panettone due to the fact that it is not too overwhelmingly rich or sweet to drown out the taste of the food. It’s also a great match for everyone’s favourite classic, jelly and ice cream.
Prosecco is a great match for anything spicy too. But if that isn’t your thing, it will also be a great compliment for olives, fried vegetables and even plain old chips.
Mostly drunk by itself at parties or celebrations, champagne might not be the obvious choice to serve alongside food. However, champagnes are very slightly sweet which makes them a perfect complement alongside anything salty such as seafood in buttery sauces or even old game-bird dishes.
Don’t attempt to match a lighter champagne with a heavier dish such as chilli con carne though and spices most definitely do not work alongside most champagnes. Make sure to stick to lighter food choices. Canapes are enough to do the trick and are also a classy addition as well.
Tickled pink? Celebrate by matching a substantial, full-bodied rosé champagne with grilled lobster or even a roast rare lamb dish.
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