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Is there anything better than a glass of wine? Probably not. However, sometimes you do want a little snack to go with your wine. Food helps bring out the taste of the wine and just makes it all that much better. Here are 10 foods that go well with wine and a few tips to set up your perfect wine bar!
1. Cheese: The right wine and cheese make the perfect pair! And cheese is so inexpensive it makes a great appetizer to go with wine.
2. Chocolate: This is a favorite of mine to pair with wine. Chocolate tastes good with anything, but especially wine.
3. Strawberries: You can eat strawberries alone with wine or even dip them in chocolate. Dipping strawberries in chocolate is a favorite of mine.
4. Salads: Typically when you drink certain wines, you want to keep the menu light. I like serving some wines with a nice fruit or veggie salad. It keeps the mood light and helps the wine taste that much better. Grab one of my salad recipes here.
5. Crackers: Sometimes I like to drink my wine with a light and airy cracker. Just something to put in your mouth that tastes great with a glass of wine.
6. Light fish dishes: There are some wines that go awesome with light fish dishes. Pinot Grigio is one of the best wines that goes with fish.
7. Spicy foods: Wines that are dry sometimes go really well with spicy foods. It really depends on the spicy food and how dry the wine is. Most of the time they complement each other.
8. Steak: One of the best foods to drink with wine is a nice and juicy steak. Sitting down to a nice steak dinner and a big glass of wine is awesome.
9. Homemade Pizza: People drink wine with pizza? You bet! Pinot Noir is a great wine to eat with a nice hearty pizza. Try my fajita pizza recipe for a fun mix.
10. Cheesecake: I don’t know why but I love a nice dry wine with a slice of yummy cheesecake.
Having a nice glass of wine with your food is a nice compliment to you and your dish. If you’re not sure if something goes together, give it a try anyways. It’s always nice to have new experiences, especially when it comes to wine. A basic guideline to follow is that foods that are high in fat go well with wine high in alcohol. Foods that have some acidity go well with sweet wines. Keep in mind that a sweet wine is better paired with a not so sweet dish and vice versa.
Set Up a Wine Bar Cart
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What are your favorite wine pairings?