Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Wine and Food Pairings!!!

After lying dormant for a couple years, I'm bringing this blog back to life. Not as a baseball blog. If you want my baseball words, they're here, and I'm writing two to three new articles per week. Instead, I'm going to talk about wine here.

I like wine. A lot. And like most wine lovers, I can go on and on about it. But I won't do it here. Promise.

I consider wine to be part beverage, part food. It's a beverage, sure, because we drink it. But a good wine can go amazingly well with food as well, elevating both the food and the wine.

Those matchings--wine and food pairings, as they're called--are one of my favorite things in the world. So I'm going to share them with you.

In each post, I'm going to discuss one dish and several wines that I tried with the dish. I'll tell you which one worked best, and why. And I'll keep it brief. You don't need 1,000 words to tell you that Cabernet Sauvignon goes with a charred steak, or Zinfandel with barbecued spareribs.

Oh, and there's one limitation--I don't eat meat. So we'll have to take those two pairings on faith. I'm not going to test them.

I'm not going to recommend a specific vintner, or vintage, or anything like that for the wines. Go to your cellar or your wine store or supermarket and find something you like. I will suggest styles, but not labels. Spend what you want. It's your call.

As I said, I'll try to keep these short. I hope you enjoy them. Leave comments if you want. I'll read and respond to them. And thanks for stopping by.

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