How does Wine Help to Elevate Ambience?

You might be aware that wine is an alcoholic beverage. It originated in Georgia in 6000BC and has been popularly consumed by all civilizations and now nations. Wine is used to lighten the mood and relax. It also boosts self-confidence and sociability. However, there are so many more advantages to wine. Did you know that wine is used to elevate the food you consume? It is for this reason that a lot of fancy restaurants serve wine along with the meal to enhance the flavour of the food you consume. You can even gift wine from express wine delivery Manchester.

Kinds of Wine

There are five kinds of wine available –red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, rose, and sweet wine. In this blog, we will discuss what wine to pair with which food. So that the next time you’re hosting an event, throwing a party, or ordering at a restaurant you can be sure of your order. Before we go to the specifics of each type of wine, some general points to consider when ordering food and wine. First, the wine should constitute the same flavour intensity as the food. Second, the wine should be sweeter than the food. Third, the wine must be more acidic than food.  You can also get a variety of Buy biodynamic wine Manchester which provides organic and sustainable wine with a low level of sulphites.

Red wines are paired best with boldly flavoured meats. Cabernet Sauvignon is a type of red wine it has a softer side and goes well with some cheeses and even lavender. Few dishes it can go well with are:

  • Cheese/nuts- cheddar, gorgonzola, walnuts;
  • Meat/poultry  venison, rib eye, beef stew
  • Seafood: grilled ahi tuna
  • Fruits and Veggies: black cherries, tomatoes, broccoli
  • Herbs and Spices: rosemary, juniper, lavender
  • Sauces: brown sauce, tomato sauce
  • Desserts: bittersweet chocolate

White wines pair best with light intensity meats. Sauvignon Blanc is a type of white wine, it is a great wine to pair with dishes that are lighter yet still packed full of flavour. Few dishes it can go well with are:

  • Cheese/nuts: feta, goat cheese, pine nuts
  • Meat/poultry: chicken, turkey, pork
  • Seafood: fatty white fish, oysters, scallops, lobster, shrimp, sushi
  • Fruits and Veggies: citrus, green apple, asparagus
  • Herbs and Spices: chives, tarragon, cilantro
  • Sauces: citrus and light cream sauces
  • Desserts: sorbet, key lime pie, meringue, mango

Pinot Noir is a type of rose wine. It is truly a beautiful juxtaposition of flavours and aromas. Although lighter in body, Pinot has some weight behind it and can stand up to some meat dishes. Few dishes it can go well with are:

  • Cheese/nuts: goat cheese, brie, walnuts
  • Meat/poultry: lamb, sausage, filet mignon, chicken
  • Seafood: ahi tuna, salmon
  • Fruits and Veggies: mushrooms, dried fruits, figs, strawberries
  • Herbs and Spices: truffle, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove
  • Sauces: mushroom sauces, light-medium red sauces
  • Desserts: creme brulee, white chocolate

Riesling is a type of sweet wine. It balances spice incredibly well, making it a perfect accompaniment to Thai food or other spicy dishes. Few dishes it can go well with are:

  • Cheese/nuts: Havarti, gouda, candied walnuts or pecans
  • Meat/poultry: smoked sausage, duck, foie gras
  • Seafood: sea bass, trout
  • Fruits and Veggies: apricots, chilli peppers, pears
  • Herbs and Spices: rosemary, ginger, Thai or Indian spices
  • Sauces: BBQ, spicy, chutney
  • Desserts: apple pie, caramel sauce

Sparkling wines come in many styles, these wines have the perfect balance of dryness, bubbles, and fruity cream to enrich any dining experience. Few dishes it can go well with are:

  • Cheese/nuts: Triple cream (Brie-style) cheese or sweet bread and mascarpone cheese
  • Meat/poultry: Salami, veggies, stuffed mushrooms, egg dishes, foie gras
  • Seafood: Shrimp and shellfish, smoked salmon, caviar, fried calamari, and oysters
  • Sauces: Buttercream sauce or even buttered popcorn
  • Desserts: tarts, crepes, and any buttered or honeyed dessert

Conclusion

Wine should be matched with the sauce rather than the meat. More often than not white, sparkling, and rose wines create contrasting pairings. More often than not, red wines will create congruent pairings. You can try Natural wine delivery Manchester or Pure wine delivery Manchester for some good quality wines.