DON’T… that’s it. That’s the blog… All jokes a side it’s really not that great of a pairing. Sure you can do it. There’s sweet sparkling wines or champagne that will work with sweet chocolate and esoteric dry sparkling that may work
If you’ve ever been to a tasting room, you’re pretty familiar with the experience. You book a tasting, show up at the reserved time, enjoy the tasting, buy bottles, or join the wine club. When we open our doors on November 27, 2021, the experience will be very similar.
Have you ever looked at a bottle of wine in the store and saw the words “dry” or “off dry” and passed on it because you didn’t want anything that would leave your mouth too dry? What about champagne? What are your thoughts when you see extra brut?
You’ve probably eaten some pretty delicious dishes at fancy schmancy (yes… schmancy), restaurants and thought to yourself, “it can’t get much better than this”. Well my friend, we’re here to tell you that if those meals didn’t have wine paired with each course, it does get better… a lot better. In fact, one could arguably say that
You hear it all the time. “Look at the legs” as they hold their glasses in the air and twirl them around looking at the tear drops rolling down the bowl. Many people, consciously or subconsciously, equate a wine’s legs to a wine’s quality. This is a mistake.
You’re in the mood for steak and you’ve heard that steak and wine were made for each other. You go grab a random cut from the market, a bottle of red wine, and you feel like you’re set. The question is, are you really though?
When it comes to pairing wines most people overthink it. Of course, it should be given some thought. After all, who wants to ruin a perfectly delicious meal by clashing it with the wrong wine? However, you don’t need to be a sommelier to put together a simple and perfect pairing for your meals so long as you keep a few things in mind.
When you go to buy a new bottle of wine you probably do what many other people do. You grab the bottle spin it around and read the back. The bottle probably gives you some description of what the producer or their marketing team wants you to believe the wine tastes like.
That’s a complicated question for many different reasons. First, reasonable minds can disagree on what makes a good quality wine. Second, since there’s no objective way to measure wine quality, many variables are left up to the subjective opinions of the taster
How many times have you heard someone say, “I don’t drink wine because it always gives me headaches”? Unfortunately, due to their personal experiences, they probably think that all wine gives them headaches but typically, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
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