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Pairing Food with Wine


Food and wine complement each other, with some wines being perfect for a fish course, some suiting certain types of meat, and others being dessert wines. Pairing foods with the right wines can enhance the culinary experience and make eating even more enjoyable for you. Many restaurants will offer wine flights, where the food is matched up to different wines to bring out the right flavours. You can do this at home too, by learning about different wines and the kind of flavours they will suit.

Start by looking at the bottle of wine itself. There will usually be recommendations for the foods it will complement. When you buy wine from a specific shop, the people there will be able to tell you more about the wines they sell and the foods you can successfully pair them with. Once you have got some basic ideas, experiment a little and decide which wines go with which foods according to your own pallet.