Learn how a few tips on how to pair and match food and wine for a great meal.
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Male Speaker: I know and you already know that reds go with red meat, whites with fish and poultry, but hang on, there's a bit to it than that. For example, what if you cooked your fish in a rich red sauce? What do you do then? Here are a few basic rules to go by.
Rule # 1 - Pair like flavors
Pair both flavors with a full body wines. More delicate foods go well with light bodied wines. You never want your wines overpower your food or viceversa.
Rule # 2 - Consider Preparation
Consider how you're going to prepare your food? Grilling or frying, usually pairs well with reds. Broiling or steaming with whites.
Rule # 3 - Balance Sweetness
Sweet foods make your wines even drier than it really is, so try a wine that's slightly sweet to balance the flavor.
Rule # 4 - Pair salty and sweet
Salty foods go well with sweeter wines, which counteract salt.
And Rule # 5 - There are no rules.
As long as it tastes good, it's right, just experiment plenty beforehand and your guests will be amazed.