How do I find the right wine to go with the meal?
Wondering which wine to choose for dinner tonight?
Maybe you'll have visitors and want to impress with a great menu and matching wine?
But you don't know exactly what to look for when choosing wine?
Don't worry - we'll help you with that.
We give you a few guidelines that you can follow.
"Rely on your previous experience and your taste"
First and foremost, however, it is important that you and your guests enjoy the wine. You can draw on experience or you can try things out from time to time. Of course we can also offer you ours here wine packages to heart :-)
When making a selection, it is always good to think about certain aromas in the wine and to imagine which foods harmonize well with these aromas.
Strong, tannic wines go well with heavy, hearty dishes, such as a roast. The fat in the food ensures that the tannins are not perceived as too dry on the palate and the full taste of the wine can thus be perfectly savored.
Intense, spicy wines are for example: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Salty foods increase the aromas and bitterness of the wine. Therefore, it is advisable here light and fruity Wine to select. However, you should pay attention to a good balance of fruit and salt, in wine and food. Too sweet or too salty don't go together.
For example are Prosciutto and sparkling wine a great couple.
When it comes to spicy food, you should keep in mind that alcohol increases the spicy impression of the food.
This can lead to an uncomfortable feeling in the mouth. In order to soften the sharpness a little, we recommend a wine with a low residual sweetness, for example a trockener Cabernet Franc. Goes well with a wok dish light white wine with exotic nuances, such as the Sauvignon Blanc, to pick up on the range of different flavors.
It is important that the acidity in the food is balanced with that of the wine. Neither acid should stand out too much. Examples of sour dishes are classic fish with lemon or chicken that has been prepared with a lemon marinade.
Again, it is better not to have too much of a good thing here. Because the part that tastes sweeter makes the other part look bland.
Slight acidity in the wine, on the other hand, fits wonderfully. Here one is suitable sparkling wine downright excellent. The carbon dioxide refreshes, but also tastes a little sweeter due to the sweet food itself.
However, if you still feel unsure about choosing the right wine, we will be happy to help you personally. At our telephone number 01590 6191775 you can reach us at any time.
In the end, what matters is that you like the wine. And we're happy to help you with that.