Wine And Food Pairings

With the 2 Kennedy Sisters

Do you look forward to pairing your favorite meal with good quality wine? Are you worried that you are required to have extensive knowledge about pairing wine and food in the correct order? Well, we are here to tell you that you can’t fail! Well, you probably can come up with some really odd pairings that may not be everyone’s favorite, but you can do it! 

When pairing wine and food you can come up with tastes that include extra sweetness, bitterness, alcoholic properties, and non-desirable metallic flavors. But playing around with different pairings will help to figure out what works best for you!

You can easily adopt several foolproof methods to pair food and wine. First and foremost, you should remember that the food and wine you want to pair should have similar characteristics. You should think of a porter if you want to have red wine with your lunch or dinner. The reason is that both these items have strong flavors. You should not mix and pair food and wine that consist of characteristics different from each other.

But mixing wine and food of different characteristics will not always prove to have a bad result. A proper pairing will work towards providing a distinct and pleasant element to your overall wining and dining experience.

Experts believe:

  • Wine with citrus taste will go well with chicken laced with butter and garlic sauce.
  • High alcohol flavored wines should be combined with barbecued dishes such as barbecued meats..
  • Wine with a lot of tannins should pair them with dishes rich in salt or protein content.
  • You should enjoy dessert wine by mixing sweet wine with your favorite dessert that is moderately sweet.

But if you know us, you know we think that you should also trust your own instincts when it comes to combining foods and wines together. Try to figure out what you want to drink and eat. Therefore, sip some wine and take a bite of the food you have prepared in order to figure out what will suit your taste buds. So this means you just need to buy lots of wine to figure out your favorite pairings! If anyone questions you on this it’s ok to let them know the 2 Kennedy Sisters said you had to!

You should not drink wine that you don’t like!

Experimenting with your wine and food pairing is good, this is how you will find new and fun flavors!

Try Sweet and Spicy

Best food and wine pairings result from a lot of research and experiment. So yes, we open many bottles of wine to figure out what we like to eat with each of them!  We have been having lots of fun with this lately, our new favorite is sweet and spicy! We are loving Sweet Bordeaux’s and just can’t get enough! We really enjoy the mix of the spice while sipping on delicious sweet wine.  You should Grab a Sweet Bordeaux and try it with something spicy! Change up your routine!  You can definitely make great pairings if you get creative. It’s fun and when you’re doing it make sure to tag us on Instagram