Foods That Compliment Wine

Foods That Compliment Wine

Wines are like people – full of personality, strong character and surprises. They are divine drinks created by Gods. Wines do not only stimulate imagination, intelligence and creativity, but also represent glamor, luxury and status. And even though today there are so many types of wines to choose from, very few have the ability to distinguish the variety and quality of the wine and pair it with the right food. But you do not need to be a professional wine taster to know which food compliments which wine. The rules that certain foods go with certain wines do not apply to the real world, but it good to know them, though. Wine complements and improves the quality of the food and vice versa, thus it’s good to sometimes follow the wine/food pairing rules.

Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé 2010

Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé 2010

Basic rules for consuming food and wine

  • Oysters, shells and cold crabs – dry, young and white wines;
  • Cold appetizer ham, salami, sausage, pate, etc. – dry white wine, light rose wines, especially Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé 2010;
  • Food with eggs and meat, pasta with meat sauce – light red wines;
  • White fish cooked in sauce – white wines;
  • Blue fish baked, fried – simple black and white wines;
  • Grilled fish – strong black and white wines;
  • Light meat, white poultry – white wines;
  • Dark meat, dark poultry – black wines;
  • Game – heavy black wines;
  • Cheese and cheese foods – old red wine;
  • Cakes and ice cream – semi-dry champagne, flavored semi-dry and sweet wines;
  • Fruit, nuts – semi-dry champagne, natural dessert wines especially Château d’Yquem.

As you can see, a good wine goes with any food. This makes it a special gift for any occasion, so when going to a party, birthday or anniversary, wine baskets delivered to recipient’s address is a great gift. You can also order ready-to-go wine gift basket or you can choose your own items and put whatever you want from nuts, fruit, biscuits to wine and set of wine glasses. If you want to leave even better impression on the recipient, here is one recipe for incredibly tasty cheese crackers that go perfectly with any wine.

Wine cookies

Ingredients

  • 100 g blue cheese
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 120-140 g flour
  • 40-50 grams cheese “Gouda”

Wine cookies

Preparation

Mash the blue cheese with a fork, add to the melted butter and mix the mixture well. Add egg yolk and cream to the bowl and stir them until you get a homogeneous mixture. After that add flour and knead the dough. Wrap the dough in parchment paper and put it in the fridge for about an hour. Roll out the cooled dough to a thickness of 0.5 cm, shred the Gouda on top and press with a rolling pin. Make your cookies in whatever shapes you like and put them on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 210 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes.