Match Your Wine To Your Menu
Looking at wine pairing options for your Dineindulge experience?
Use Our Helpful Guide Below To Pair Wine With Your Set Menu…
You’ve got your dinner sorted with Dineindulge, now how about the wine? You can take your Dineindulge menu to most local wine suppliers who will be able to wine pair for you.
Or if you prefer, check out this helpful Food & Wine Matcher Tool by The Wine Society
Top tips when creating your own food pairing*
1.Balance it out
The tipping point of any good food and wine pairing seems to lie in the push and pull element that is added by both players. When enjoying a fatty dish, pair it with a wine that has high acidity or tannin. This will cleanse the palate from the overwhelming texture of the oily dish. Alternatively, if you’re enjoying a fuller bodied wine, like a wooded Chardonnay, pair it up with something more delicate, like shellfish or a creamy vegetable soup.
2.Find the similarities
The most classic food and wine pairings were discovered by chance, before the advent of science, (which only serves to help us understand why we love these pairs so much, by the way). For example, oysters and Champagne both have their roots in France. Both were enjoyed as a luxury, so it was only a matter of time before someone was pleasantly surprised by how well the two complemented each other.
3.Follow your gut… literally
While all these suggestions can be a helpful tool when trying to impress guests, it is not the be-all and end-all of the matter! The purpose of exploring with different pairings is to find what you enjoy. So don’t be afraid to break the rules and follow your gut. You might just uncover the next Oysters & Champagne.
*taken from Cyber Cellar