So you’ve got friends coming for dinner, and the menu reflects its importance. But what’s your choice of wine for dinner?
In life, there are a few things more gratifying than stumbling upon that perfect pairing of fine wine and delicious food. The right bottle can dramatically elevate a simple meal to new heights and make the night a truly magical one. However, problem, frequently, is identifying that one bottle of wine to buy while being sure everyone will fall in love with it!
Know what you would like to have the next meal. Whether it is red wine, white wine, regional wine, sweet wine, or anything, just take note of where it comes from, when it was made and its version. How dry it is and the flavours can also make or break your dinner.
Let the food guide you
One common problem when shopping for wine online is looking over the list and choosing those which sound appealing. It is a huge mistake given that you will be drinking it with a particular food.
Red wine pairs well with red food
If it’s anything red; red meat, red sauce with pasta, etc., you will have to consider red wine. Depending on what you’re serving and how heavy it is or the intensity of the flavours, red wine can be a brilliant choice. Generally, steak or lamb downed with red wine make a decent pair.
If you are having a salad or any light meal, better opt for white wine. It tastes a lot fruitier with a crisper aftertaste. Some excellent examples are chicken breast, salmon or just a light dinner dish. The same white wine goes well with appetizers or when serving a recipe that isn’t on everyone’s radar.
Price always doesn’t matter
Trust your pallet, not the cost of the bottle of wine. It could be retailing at $100, or even more and thus appear premium wine. But that doesn’t mean you will like it. Just find what suits your food for that moment – don’t experiment!
Above and beyond, trust your guts. It is online, and that means you risk trying and erring. This guideline will just help you find an estimated type of what wine you would love to buy online. Don’t feel guilty!