of pairs is nothing new - boy meets girl =
pair. The idea being that these two go nicely
together. The same goes for wine and food.
For example, would you pour gravey over your
ice cream? Well, maybe you would, but most
would not. For them it would be better if
the word chocolate came into the picture.
Why? Because it has been proven to go well
with ice cream and to illicit pleasure.
goes for wine. In general, wine is an acidic
drink with subtle flavours. If a food of strong
flavours were to be eaten with a delicately
flavoured wine, the overpowering flavour of
the one ruins the taste of the other. Like
eating a candy then trying to drink orange
juice, the flavoura are exagerated and not
pairing may have to be tested, though generalityies
can be observed.
for example comes in many categories: mild,
medium, sharp, smelly, mouldy, melty... yet
many wine drinkers believe that wine and cheese
go together. With some pairs this is true;
but caution with the stronger tones. It is
unlikely many will like the combination of
cambazola cheese with a rich zinfandel. The
strength of the cheese changes the pallette
too much to enjoy the zinfandel.
is a current trend for wine businesses to
favour the new aficionado - back lables include
suggestions to try.