Foodies and Wine

Food and wine matching is meant to be an art, but we prefer to think of it as an inexact science. A kind of muck-around, but with intent. You kind of know the big picture rules already - red wine goes with red meat, white wine goes with white meat and Champagne goes with breakfast – but there is always more than meets the eye and a world of experimentation to play with.


Food & Wine Matching | Wine Encyclopedia

By: WineMarketDate: 20/06/2014


Food and wine matching is meant to be an art, but we prefer to think of it as an inexact science. A kind of muck-around, but with intent. You kind of know the big picture rules already – red wine goes with red meat, white wine goes with white meat and Champagne goes with breakfast – but there is always more than meets the eye and a world of experimentation to play with...


Hot And Spicy

By: WineMarketDate: 20/06/2014


Dishes loaded up with chilli and spice usually get along with wine about as well as ferrets in a bag but if you apply a few general rules to pairing spicy food with wine, you can find some workable food and wine pairing options. Steer clear of overly woody wines at all costs, the chilli and spice will turn them into splinters in your mouth...


Piggy In The Middle

By: WineMarketDate: 20/06/2014


Which wines can I drink with pork? Very versatile animal the pig. It gives us bacon, ham and crunchy crackling roasts and in a lot of cultures can be consumed from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail. That versatility extends to the wines that go with it too. In a spicy asian pork stir fry it will pair well with riesling or sauvignon blanc...


Pizza And Pasta

By: WineMarketDate: 20/06/2014


Which wine goes best with pasta? Here's some advice that's more about a state of mind than specific focus on flavours. When we say ‘pizza’ we really mean all those things we like to eat lounging on the couch in our trackie dacks. It's nights like these that you need easy going, unassuming wines that pleasure the mouth without taxing...


Simple Seafood

By: WineMarketDate: 20/06/2014


What wine should I drink with seafood? Great fresh seafood should always be given the respect it deserves and treated simply so its natural flavours can shine through. All it really needs is a squeeze of lemon, so think of your wine matches the same. White wines with strong citrus characters, we're thinking Sauv Blanc here, are perfect paired with seafood. Chardonnay...


Sunday Roast

By: WineMarketDate: 20/06/2014


It's all about classicism. Think about pairing cabernet sauvignon – especially those elegantly refined wonders from Coonawarra - with roast lamb, What’s the traditional accompaniment for roast lamb? Mint sauce, right? That's why these wines are the perfect match, their distinctly regional hint of mint just sings in this situation...


Vege Vino

By: WineMarketDate: 20/06/2014


Just because they've given up on the pleasures of the flesh doesn't mean that vegetarians must forgo the goodness of the vine as well. In fact we reckon someone on a diet restricted to fruit, nuts and vegetables needs wine in their life more than anyone. Fresh summer salads pair beautifully with crisp, crunchy young whites like riesling or Sauv Blanc, while slow roasted winter...


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