Wine and Food Pairings

8 Jul

5fc46df9eeb0f2e76c65bed794cc0bfd

Meredith gave me a great idea for a blog…Wine and Food Pairings.  I, of course, she thought Wine and Cheese Pairings, but she quickly corrected me…so I had to do some editing… And since I love wine, and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and since she’s now 21, it means I can enjoy drinking wine with her (legally, but we really didn’t partake much prior), this is something that both Mer and I can enjoy.

 

And since a picture is worth a Thousand words…I shall let these do just that! 🙂

Wine and Food

1371d21d57e9de3c1ba2b83e055a5889

00548205d8b5e7b44cf2f89bc36c628b

513eff7462407dce5aafcff4f24aa997

bdf96837bc78ccc33aa89eeae620c28a

32115d4248dababa7150882a5a5b025b

b279a266b755ab36b0c782d8e3e48607

a0d71cc69f2300e579d5bbdeaac8055c

wine and cheese pairings

023952dbe1aa7b735bd844a519f1624e

Found the below  at http://www.momtastic.com

Sparkling Wines

Creamy cheese that coats your mouth is the perfect cheese to nibble on while sipping bubbles. The sparkling wine cleanses your palate getting your mouth ready for your next bite of that delicious creamy cheese. Try any triple-cream cheese such as Brie, Brillat-Savarin, or La Tur while drinking bubbles. Salty and blue cheeses such as Gorgonzola also pair well with sparkling wines.

White Wines

White wine is a natural match with cheese due to the high acidity found in most white wines. Buttery, crisp, sweet or fruity, any style of white wine pairs nicely with cheese. Try pairing fresh or less aged cheese, such as Asiago or Humboldt Fog with high acid wines such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. However, aged cheese with nutty or sweet flavors, such as Gruyere or Gouda, pair nicely with rich, lush white wines such as Chardonnay or Gewurztraminer.

Red Wines

Matching red wines with cheese really is all about your personal preferences. Light, fruity reds are easier to pair cheeses with than big, tannic reds. However, a full-bodied Cabernet goes very nicely with an aged blue cheese. A nice Pinot Noir or red Burgundy pairs nicely with Brie, Camembert and Fontina. If you prefer a full-bodied red, like Cabernet, Bordeaux or Merlot, Taleggio, aged Asiago, Cheddar and Manchego cheeses pair nicely.

Dessert Wines

Dessert wines such as Madeira, vin santo and dry sherries pair nicely with the nutty and caramel flavored cheeses such as Gruyere, Stilton and Gorgonzola. These dessert wines also are wonderful compliments to more powerful and buttery blue cheeses.

4dfb81944b73bed7d39d1e0717aaef6f

8236fd606d96954529fcee3c5784500a

002696716c6a1077cdef86c827c31f5b

1eca2202056475f8dcbad577ceeff3e1

f178807c0ceb4236b9fc68072a055a3b

0fa75b64333ead66f2bd7e60a8e159ca

9de1a9a203a048a0ac48e4ee4ae83c7e

Cheers!

xoxo,

T.

6f94c00c96575a0ed714006b341c1d9d df2aac4ad6da98946e23aa1d9891b0be 2b63e9970b579ac4b6878523e24ab00f

f07280039f65c170358e92f7c76079bc

Advertisements

3 Responses to “Wine and Food Pairings”

  1. debra zabloudil July 8, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Love it Terry! Next blog – wine and outfit pairings. White outfit – sav blanc, etc. 🙂 Love some of the charts above, though. Very useful!

  2. LAP July 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Good info, as always,T. Thanks!

  3. Lyla Michaels November 23, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    Reblogged this on Conversations I Wish I Had.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: