APPETIZERS & STARTERS
When serving wine with appetizers, it's best to not choose anything heavy or overbearing to
start. A good rule of thumb would be to choose wine in ascending order of quality and color, pick a white before red, dry before sweet, light before full bodied, and so on. Be sure to check out our Food & Wine recipes as well. Like us on Facebook for updates on new posts.
Pairing your entrée with a specific wine can seem difficult at times, especially when people may have different tastes preferences. If your having a large dinner party, it is always a good idea to have a variety of wines available for your guests. Here is a list of some different pairing options that go well with main courses. Also, be sure to check out our post on Food & Wine Pairing Basics. At the end of the day, your guests will be happy that they are getting a nice meal and some free booze, so I wouldn't stress too much over food and wine pairing!
pasta & risotto
Steak, LAMB & GAME Meats
Always try and select wine that is sweeter than your dessert. You can also choose a wine with higher alcohol content since it is the end of the meal and many rich desserts pair well with more powerful fortified wines.
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