Whether you are throwing a wine tasting party or planning a romantic date for two, you might be wondering what foods go well with the wine you like the most. We will surely proof that adding the perfect wine to a meal means giving the entire dinner a different and sophisticated atmosphere. You will be surprised about how many things wine pairs great with. If you are planning a dinner date soon, there are a few tips you need to hear about. Here’s the perfect food to pair with wine that you won’t be able to get out of your head!
When it comes to wine, you can’t go wrong paring a white dry wine with shrimp or crab Ragoons. If you are going to enjoy a sophisticated dinner date with seafood, then serve a bottle of prosecco to go with it. Prosecco is crisp and light, so it is the type that accentuates the flavour of the seafood. Because Prosecco is a dry, sparkling white wine, it needs to be chilled before serving.
Cheese and wine are just the perfect combo. For a tasty and sophisticated dinner night which includes cheese, you definitely need the perfect wine to pair with. There is a general rule about cheese and wine: drier whiter cheeses go pretty well with dry white wines, such as chardonnay. On the other hand, darker cheeses such as blue and gorgonzola go perfectly well with the reds like cabernet sauvignon. The oils in the cheese cut the acidity of the wine, maximizing both flavours. Popular cheeses like blue, brie, cheddar, asiago, and gouda are all delicious served as a meal or snack with wine.
3. Dark Chocolate
Everyone loves chocolate. Dark chocolate also goes perfectly well with wine. For a very sophisticated dinner night, you can pair a dark chocolate desert with robust red wines such as cabernet sauvignon or pinot noir, or even better with red wine blend, such as Ménage à Trois. The bitterness of the dark chocolate will be perfectly balanced by the tannins in the red wine. Your mouth will be bursting with a delicious fruity flavour. These wines are an absolute must if there is some chocolate issue going on at the end of your sophisticated dinner.
4. Chicken and Turkey
Chicken and turkey are white meats that go really well with specific wines only. For example, a perfect idea would be a dinner with grilled chicken breast paired with Chardonnay. If you are having a meal that includes chicken with creamy sauces, then the perfect wine to complete the meal is a light to medium bodied Colombard. Two perfect wines you absolutely can’t miss for a meat main course.
5. Asian and spiced flavours
For Asian and spicy foods, the perfect wine is Gewürztraminer, which has a unique sweet and dry flavour, perfect to balance spiced foods. Pinot Gris is another wine that seems to be a perfect combo with Asian foods, specifically for a Chinese dinner. For this type of dinner night Pinot Gris goes well with dim sum, spring rolls and duck. This is the best food to pair with wine!
6. Cakes and pastries
Cakes, sweet deserts and pastries pair up wonderfully with a bottle of Muscat. Whether you prefer dry or off-dry Muscat, this wine has an exceptional taste that is quite versatile for many sweet flavours such as ice cream, cake and fruity desserts. Another wine that is perfect for sweet flavours is the German Riesling. The taste of this wine perfectly balances with deserts such as apple crumble of vanilla ice cream. So, definitely, the sophisticated tone that you need for your dinner night.
What’s your favourite food to pair with wine? Let us know in the comment section below!
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