As we enter a new decade, which wines are in tune with the economy and culture, which are missing the moment, and which are about to falter? Matt Kramer Posted: January 5, 2010 As a new year—and a new decade—begins, it’s impossible not to think about time. But as I was driving, listening to my local jazz station on the radio, I found myself more struck by the power of timing than by time itself. What triggered this was hearing one of the Great American Songbook standards sung to exquisite perfection.
I will take any suspense out of the question. Yes food and wine pairings can make for an enlightened experience. After sitting at the family holiday table, and watching the adults happily drinking a Napa Cabernet with their seafood chowder, I began to think about the pairing of food and wine. I mean, the goal of pairing the proper wine with the proper food is to enhance the enjoyment of both. The plates were scraped clean, and the wine was gone.
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