Monday, January 20, 2014

Wine Tip of the Week - Wine and Food Pairing, Let one be the Star

The quest for awesome food and wine pairings is one that I enjoy and plan to continue the search for as long as I live. Sometimes in this noble quest, you will be dealing with either a complicated dish - full of many flavors carefully crafted to please the palate, or you have a a super special wine, one of those once in a lifetime bottles.  In these cases it is OK to let either the food or the wine be the shining star of the show.

With an intricate, complex dish - serve a simple wine that will complement, but not compete with the dish. When you are lucky enough to enjoy a stellar bottle of wine,  you don't want a complex dish to compete with the flavors of the wine. Just keep it simple, like a great steak and a potato puree with a great bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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