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Authentic Italian Pizza and The Wines To Complement. The best pizzas in America pay homage to classic Italian toppings and preparation methods. The real magic to authentic Italian pizzas are the flavor pairings in the toppings. For example, the most popular Neapolitan/Margherita pizza creates synergy with fresh, acidic tomatoes, aromatic basil and smooth creamy mozzarella. Of course, great pizza reaches a whole new dimension when paired with a well selected wine.

Let’s take a look at 6 classic Italian pizzas and the wines that go with them. Since pizzas go well with nearly every wine, we enlisted the help of Master Somm, Jack Mason , to help narrow down the selection to just Italian wines. 1. The simplest pizza with several variations (you can add cheese or thinly sliced potato). WINE: Fiano di AvellinoFiano di Avellino, Ciro Picarello 2013 ~$25 To pair with such a blank canvas, I think a wine that highlights some of the subtle aspects of the salt and piney-herbal characters creates a really exciting, comparative pairing. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Port, Cheese, and Dessert Pairing – the Master Class. Best known as a nightcap or an after meal drink, Port – and its interesting range of styles – can be a great companion for cheeses and chocolates. Gentleman’s Gazette takes you through the many ways to pair Port wine. Port was the first wine I drank. With Portuguese and Italian ancestors, my mother used to soup up my morning eggnog with a spoon of Port before I went to school.

I was 10, if my memory serves me well, and before the political correctness patrol screams in horror, I must remark that it is a common practice in Latin European countries. (Italians do the same, mostly with Marsala, their own fortified wine.) Some examples of Marsala wine My father was a high-rank civil servant in charge of the State Road Department and so he got as Christmas gifts chests filled with liquor and fancy foods. Old Port wine So, the Port that went into my breakfast was nothing less than a 1938 Vintage Real Companhia Velha!

Garrafeira Nacional, a mandatory stop for Port and other Portuguese wines Summary. Pairing Wine with Fish. Learn what wines pair best with the four different groups of fin fish. From flaky tilapia to steak-like swordfish, there are a range of potential wine pairings. Beyond just the choice of fish, the sauce and fish preparation affects what tastes best when pairing wine with fish. 4 Different Types of Fish with Wine Fin fish can be characterized into 4 major groups by texture and flavor. As a general rule white wine pairs well with most fish, but certain white wines go better with certain types of fish. 1. Lean and Flaky Fish Mild flavored white fish with filets that are usually thin. Sea Bass, Branzino, Black Sea bass, Flounder, Perch, Porgy, Sole, Fluke, Tilapia, Wild Striped Bass, Pollock, Haddock Wine with Flaky Fish Look for zesty and refreshing whites to balance the delicate fish flavor. 2.

Still flaky but firmer and thicker. Trout, Arctic char, Catfish, Red snapper, Grouper, Skate, Cod, Hake, Black fish, Haddock, Redfish, Halibut, Black Cod (Sablefish), Monkfish, Chilean Seabass, Escobar 3. Wine Pairing With Thai Food. One of the world’s great cuisines calls for a great wine. Here’s what to pair with Thai—a food that combines the sweet, the sour, the salty, and the spicy in perfect harmony.

Thai cuisine is unique. Take a moment to see if you can sum it up in one sentence. No, seriously, try it. We’ll wait… Time’s up! What goes into your favorite Pad Thai or curry isn’t a random assembly of ingredients. Is there a wine that can pair with such intricate fare? Best Option: Riesling If Thai cuisine is all about harmony, a nice off-dry Riesling is a welcome addition to the chorus. Great Alternatives So, you’re still anti-Riesling. It’s hard to go wrong with wines like Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Chenin Blanc, Sparkling Rosé and Pinot Noir… Thai Food Flavor Palette Thai cuisine has several base ingredients that will inform you of its flavors.

Thai dishes are also a careful blend, one that emphasizes the balance of ingredients instead of having one standout star. Specific Thai Dishes by Thanakrit Gu by Cindy Kurman. How To Pair Burgers And Rose Wine Like A Food Expert. Nothing says summer like burgers. When you don’t have access to a backyard, though, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to get your fix. With options like Shake Shack, Walburgers and Five Guys, there is never a shortage of a good burger to get your hands on. And, since it’s summer, it’s the perfect time to trade in your beer for rosé — even with your burger. Believe it or not, they pair quite well together! Since the kind of meat will determine the kind of rosé you should reach for, I turned to a pro for his advice. “There is just something about a good burger that is so appealing, and frankly, there’s no better hangover cure. Brahm did the hard work of tasting some of the country’s most famous burgers in order to find them the perfect rosé pairing (you’re welcome).

Walburgers “House Burger” Nicoletta Amato Pair with: Protos, 2016 tempranillo rosé from Ribera del Duero Brahm says: "I had this burger with LTO, American “government cheese,” and Paul’s Wahl sauce and housemade pickle. 15 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings. 5-essential-french-wine-and-cheese-pairings-explained?inspiration=food-and-drink&sub_inspiration=wine&email=puhnner@hotmail. Despite my wine background and despite how much of my paycheck I set aside to fulfill my cheese cravings, I still have yet to master the art of wine and cheese pairings.

I decided to broaden my cheese-ducation and called upon James Ayers, master fromager at gourmet shop Atelier Fine Foods, to help me navigate the dizzying world of French cheeses. The storefront is a gourmand’s paradise in the heart of Yountville, one of Napa’s northern towns. It stands adjacent to the JCB Tasting Salon, where Jean-Charles Boisset offers wines from both his California and French portfolios, including his eponymous sparkling wines. Since opening in February of 2016, the Atelier has filled its shelves with some of the world’s most coveted epicurean delights—mustard from Burgundy, California caviar, vinegars, olive oils, and my beloved Angelina hot chocolate (a product for which I scour Charles de Gaulle airport each time I pass through). 1. “We view bubbles as preparing your palate. . . . 2. 3. 4. 5. Six Cheeses That Pair with Pretty Much Every Wine | VinePair. Wine is awesome. (Duh.) So is cheese. (See previous parenthetical.) When you put an awesome wine and an awesome cheese together, it should be even better than the two things were separately, right?

Also duh? Sadly, not always. Typically, the most adaptable cheeses are hard cheeses, because they stand up better to bigger-bodied wines. Never fear, though! Comte St. Comte is the most popular cheese in France, and for good reason. Prairie Breeze Prairie Breeze is what’s called an “Alpine Cheddar,” meaning it has sweeter, toastier flavors than you might expect in a cheddar. Sartori SarVecchio Parmigiano Reggiano is glorious. Young Manchego Also sold as “Semicurado” or “Curado,” young Manchego has all the silkiness of sheep’s milk with none of the animal-y flavors that come out with more aging. Up in Smoke The only fresh cheese on this list, Up in Smoke is a dreamy rule breaker. Aged Gouda Most goudas are both an excellent choice for snack time and for wine pairing. Getting Started With Food and Wine Pairing. Learn the fundamentals behind food and wine pairing to create your own great pairings. This guide will show you the steps and what to look for in your recipe to find the perfect wine.

A great food and wine pairing creates a balance between the components of a dish and the characteristics of a wine. As much as it seems complex, it’s actually pretty easy to make great pairings. All you need to do is mentally simplify each dish into basic tastes and then seek a wine using one of two pairing ideologies: Complementary or Congruent Pairing Flavor pairing is based on the science of matching aroma compounds. Design from Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine A complementary pairing creates balance by contrasting flavors.

A congruent pairing creates balance by amplifying compatible flavors. The steps to pairing food with wine 9 Rules of Wine Pairing Know them before you break them If you’re just getting started, you’ll find these tried-and-true methodologies to produce consistently great pairings. 15 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings. Pairing Grilled Cheese & Wine | VinePair. Wine and cheese go together so well, at this point, their marriage has almost become a cliché. But when was the last time you sat down with a grilled cheese sandwich and a glass of your favorite vintage? Well, it’s National Grilled Cheese Month, and there’s no better time to expand your wine and cheese consuming repertoire! Try these five wines alongside your favorite fromage sub for an adult version of the best childhood snack.

The Sammie: Brie, Basil, & Mushrooms The Sipper: Pinot Noir Brie is creamy, mild, a little waxy, and when it’s baked, it develops a nutty taste. A bit of pesto and some sliced mushrooms take this French cheese to a whole new level. Because brie is on the lighter side, it’s important to pick a wine that won’t overwhelm it’s delicate flavor, but will still complement the mushrooms. The Sammie: Manchego With Apple Slices The Sipper: Rioja Manchego is a sweet cheese made from sheep’s milk. The Sammie: Cheddar & Bacon The Sipper: Riesling Pin This… 6 Tips on Pairing Wine and Cheese. Which wines pair best with what cheeses? Armed with the right information, you can create amazing wine and cheese pairings on your own. Let’s take a look at some classic wine and cheese pairings and why they work, so that the next time you’re on a wine and cheese getting mission, you’ll have no doubt what to choose!

This Wine & Cheese Chart is available as a poster on the Wine Folly store. Tip #1: Pair wines and cheeses with equal intensity. This tip is the most important takeaway for creating your own pairings. As a general rule: Wines over 14.5% ABV are more intense and taste better with more intensely flavored cheeses. Tip #2: Bold red wines pair best with aged cheeses. As cheese ages and looses water-content, it becomes richer in flavor with its increased fat content. Tip #3: Match super funky cheeses with sweeter wines. Sweeter wines like Moscato, Gewürztraminer, Late Harvest dessert wines, and Port match wonderfully with stinky, washed-rind, and blue-veined cheeses. Buy Poster. 12 Styles of Fries Paired With Wine. We’ve all been there before: It’s nearly midnight and you’ve been drinking for the past few hours, and, as expected, those drunchies are starting to kick in. Deep down you know you’ll regret it, but in this moment, you absolutely need the breadiest, greasiest thing you can get your hands.

Your mind zeroes in on one thing and one thing only: a basket of deliciously crisp, crunchy French fries. Whether you swing for truffle, cheese, or curly, there’s a wine-and-fry pairing out there for you. Disclaimer: Read within the vicinity of a French fry-serving establishment — you’re gonna want start snacking immediately. Standard Fries – Champagne The most classic (and arguably, most delicious) wine-and-fry pairing of them all. Belgian Fries – Sauvignon Blanc Basically your standard fries slathered in mayo.

Cheese Fries – Verdejo Poutine – Pinot Noir This classic Quebecois dish is everything you could possibly want after a night of drinking. Chili Cheese Fries – Cotes du Rhone Truffle Fries – Barolo. 5 Food and Wine Pairings That Break the Rules | VinePair. There’s a simple rule when pairing wine and food: Pick a wine that is from the same place as the food is from. It’s easy to see why people would adhere to this received wisdom. What grows together goes together, and chefs and winemakers are intimately knowledgable with each others’ local products. But what about when that’s not the case? Some regional foods simply go best with wine from different areas.

Pairing doesn’t have to be complicated, but it also doesn’t have to follow rules and tradition — especially in a global economy. In the end, the best pairing is the pairing you are most happy with. But try these pairings and you’ll immediately know what you’re most likely to be happy with. California burger with Left Bank Bordeaux Of all the burgers in the land, the California burger reigns supreme. Coq au vin with Austrian Zweigelt Fettuccine Alfredo with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Paella with rosé from southern France Paella can be whatever the chef desires.

Burger and Wine Pairings Done Right. Hamburgers are the headlining feature in American comfort food and wine has been collecting fans for thousands of years all over the globe – but can the two really stand side by side on a menu? Can a dainty glass of grape juice really edge out beer to sit beside a juicy burger? We think so. Some would argue that these two culinary classics are simply not in the same class: street food vs. sophistication. But if you believe that, you’re really not paying attention to how versatile these two products really are, so consider this: a.) So, we thought it appropriate to put our wine pairing skills in action and come up with some great wine recommendations for 4 classic burgers recipes: plain, with cheddar, with mushrooms and swiss, and with barbecue bacon cheese. The only problem is you’re going to be hungry and thirsty after reading this (at least we warned you). Perfect Burger Classic Cheeseburger Mushroom Swiss Burger Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger When BBQ, Syrah If BBQ, then grill.

10 Dishes to Help You Appreciate German Riesling. If we could only pair one grape varietal with food for eternity, we’d choose Riesling. For some strange reason, Riesling has acquired a reputation in America for producing “sugary” or “sweet” wines, when in reality, most bottles of Riesling are actually bone dry. Regions all over the world are producing stellar Rieslings, such as the Finger Lakes in New York and the Clare Valley in Australia. But today, we’re focusing on the motherland of the varietal: Germany. From bone dry to sugary sweet, we’re pairing 10 recipes all over the flavor profile spectrum that bring out the joys of German Riesling.

Grab a bottle and get to cooking! Easy Sesame Chicken Riesling and Asian cuisine are a quintessential pairing; light residual sugar in Riesling balances out the sweet and spicy flavors of many Thai, Chinese, and Vietnamese dishes. Lemon Chicken The strong mineral presence in a dry German Riesling plays beautifully off the zesty lemon flavors of this classic chicken dish. Shrimp and Mango Tacos. 10 Wine Pairings That Break the Rules. Even vino virgins know you serve red wine with steak and white wine with fish, right? Perhaps traditionally, but not anymore. “Conventionality can sometimes be destructive to creativity,” says Charles Ford, sommelier and general manager at Daisies Chicago. “Creativity opens doors to what can work, and that’s what inspires so many sommeliers and wine drinkers in the first place.” And, it turns out, some white wine can stand up to a T-bone and red doesn’t always overpower grilled tilapia. Some pros have been experimenting with these swaps for a long time, Ford says, and they’ve discovered what works, as well as a few blunders along the way.

You don’t need to chance it yourself: Try these nontraditional wine pairings that experts say are actually perfect for each other. White Wine with Steak Try: Vinas del Vero La Miranda Garnacha Blanca “There is always a huge potential for white wines to be paired with steaks,” Ford says. White Wine with Pulled Pork Sandwiches Try: 2015 Beronia Rueda Verdejo. 15 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings. 7 Great Choices for Thanksgiving Wines (2016) Adam Vourvoulis Is Disrupting the Wine World | Tasting Table. How to Pair Cigars with Spirits, Wine and Beer — Gentleman's Gazette. The Wine And Cheese Pairing App | Wine & Cheese Guide. The Definitive Guide To Pairing Charcuterie and Wine. Getting Started With Food and Wine Pairing. The New Rules of Pairing Wine with Sushi. Coastal White Wines Are The Perfect Pairing For Seafood. Wines To Pair With Steak When You’re Tired of Cabernet Sauvignon. How to Choose a Cooking Wine. Dunk Into National Doughnut Day With These Doughnut And Wine Pairings.

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