Wine & Food Pairing
Nothing is more interesting, difficult and rewarding at the same time then finding the right wine with the right dish. The marriage of wine and food can lead, like in life, to blissfulness or total drama.
The rules of engagement are defined by just a few basic rules.
• Find a wine that has the same power as the dish, ergo nor the wine nor the food should be dominant over the other
• Although in most cases equal flavors go well together it is sometimes delightful to have opposites being matched up
And so I have listed here below a few dishes and have suggested the equal flavor and the opposite flavor.
Sure enough the 2 rules also apply in real life, but with wine there is one more rule that you can freely apply and that is that you can (and should!) experiment as much as you like. E for equal and O for opposite. Enjoy!
O – Riesling – Dr Loosen – Germany
O – Gewurztraminer – Pillitteri – Canada
O – Shiraz – Yellow Tail – Australia
O – Late Harvest Chardonnay Norton – Argentina
O – Riesling – Chateau Ste Michelle – USA
O – Angel Food – Cupcake – USA
O – Viognier – Cline – USA
O – Chardonnay – Chloe – USA
O – Sauvignon Blanc – Chalk Hill – USA
O – Sauvignon Blanc – Two Vines – USA
O – Pinot Noir – red Tree – USA
O – Beaujolais – Louis Jadot – France
Enjoy, and please let us know your thoughts!
The Aruba Wine Club Sommelier