It’s a Match! The Best Food Paired with Wine
What are some examples of a good food and wine pairing?
- Pasta and Chardonnay
- Salad and Riesling
- Cheese and Sauvignon Blanc
- Steak and Cabernet Sauvignon
- Chicken and Dry Rose
There is no doubt that Filipinos are culturally rich. One only has to look into a history book in order to prove this. In the past, the country was colonized by different nations (Spain, USA, and Japan), which explains why there are so many flavors to their cuisine. But it does not stop there – the wines and spirits in the Philippines are also very tasteful.
Unfortunately, not many Filipinos are very much acquainted with wine; and so it would be a pleasure for us to help them become familiarized with it. Admittedly, wine is vastly different from beer, which most of them are used to due to their numerous inuman sessions.
You can say that beer is definitely a more of an informal kind of drink, whereas wine is on a more sophisticated level. But you shouldn’t let this hinder you from drinking wine no matter what the occasion is (even if there is no occasion at all). You can even pair it with some dishes that will surely make your mouth water.
Here are a few ideas you can try out:
This dish is one of those that are prepared with such intricacy and extravagance, yet can still be enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Its variety of flavors and serving styles are enough to garner huge amounts of appetites from each and every lover of this dish. If you are looking for a way to enhance it, then you can certainly pair it with a glass of none other than Chardonnay.
The complex, yet satisfying flavor emitted from Chardonnay can mingle with such creamy delicacies (like your favorite pasta recipe). As long as you’re generous with the amounts of cream and other toppings – particularly seafood – on your pasta, Chardonnay will always remain as your best friend in the world of pasta.
Salads and Vegetables
This is the absolute go-to dish for anyone looking for a healthy way to enjoy food without the guilt. Every vegetable you eat is good for your body and can bring you a lot of benefits when eaten on a regular basis. Though it can get a little bland at times, there’s nothing like a glass of Riesling that cannot fix.
Yet another edition of white wine has made it onto this list, Riesling emits such an aromatic essence that can complement any flavor of the food you eat. Whatever salad and other selection of greens you wish to prepare, make sure to have your glass of Riesling on the ready to add to that healthy vibe.
Of course, this list will not be complete without mentioning cheese. Every wine lover knows this: cheese and wine simply go well together. You don’t even have to limit yourself to just one kind of cheese. You can try out different ones and they would still go with your choice of wine bottle. However, for an elevated experience, you might want to try them with Sauvignon Blanc.
The third white wine to make it onto this list, Sauvignon Blanc serves as a great alternative to Chardonnay due to its flexibility with food and lean flavor, making it great for pretty much anything. So, if you’re planning for another wine gathering with your friends, then why not invite them for a cheese and wine tasting experience? This will surely have their pallets piqued.
This dish exudes such a butch and refined flavor. The tenderness of its preparation and savory indulgence in every bite is bound to allure you with its scent. It can also be prepared however you like, whether medium-rare, medium-well, or well-done. When it comes to the best kind of wine to pair with this meaty delicacy, you should totally go with a Cabernet Sauvignon as your choice.
Red wine can go with a lot of dishes, particularly meat; and with this kind of wine, your steak is guaranteed to get that flavorful boost you want. There’s a reason why this drink is called the “King of the Reds,” after all.
Like steak, chicken can also be prepared in a lot of ways, whether fried, grilled, boiled, or baked. No matter how you like your chicken, Dry Rose is the wine for you.
Since chicken is a heavy kind of dish in terms of flavor and quantity, Dry Rose provides a refreshing touch to your pallet, making indulgence even more worth it. The next time you wish to enjoy chicken with alcohol, you should definitely go with this choice.
Are you looking for more flavor in your meals? Then, go ahead and try these combinations that will surely make your mouth water and fulfill your appetite!
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