The pairing of a perfect bottle of wine with your food makes a beautiful evening even more beautiful. And what can be better than being with a few friends warming the cockles of your heart, over a glass of wine and enjoying together?
A portion of good food to go with your wine helps to enhance the taste buds and experience and try new flavors. While sometimes it might get complicated to understand the best combination for your wine, many people tend to contemplate over their choice for a snack and fall for the ‘same cheese’ often at times.
But, in discovering the right combination, people start exploring, and in due course of time, they carefully select their drink. And they also find the right snack, with which they feel the maximum enjoyment.
How often do people drink wine, and why do they enjoy it?
Traditionally wine has been served and has generally provided a variety of functions for people throughout all history. And these alcoholic beverages have served as a source of needed nutrients for the human body.
The purpose of drinking wine might be different: it can be a social, relaxation, or just to complete the meal, even few believe it to be a health-conscious option.
Drinking wine was and is something that people have seemed to love universally, leading to the reason it became popular. And almost 44% of the adults could drink at least a couple of glasses every day and every week. While according to the study, this graph continues to grow to 53% for adults between age 30–44-year-olds.
A research study also states that the US, France, Italy, Germany, and UK have been among the top few countries for the highest number of wine consumption in the year 2020.
A glass of wine is self-sufficient in comforting the mood, but a good snack with it will only make it better.
Understanding the relationship between choosing the Right Wine and Your Favorite Snack
For most of our meals, whether for parties or even when you are just spending time with yourself, a glass of wine can make a great difference. Since a good rule of thumb is that when it comes to wine, keep it fun.
While drinking wine, it is important to pay attention to the way it tastes and its smell. A good glass of wine is a comfort drink for many; that’s why it’s important to choose the right wine. The variety of wines such as red wine, white wine, pink wine and rose wines offers diverse and complex flavor profiles to all its lovers. Hence, these different wines also have varying and multiple ways to explore the pairings of the snacks.
While we may feel that snacks alone make it delicious and satisfy our needs, with a glass of wine in one hand and a snack in the other, it is surely nothing less than comforting and magical.
And therefore, understanding the pairings of food and wine together broadens one’s horizon on the impact wine can have on the dining experience. Along with grasping the elements, creating the right balance between the two is vital while deciding the right choice.
Wine has a rich history, and cheese has been a vital part of that history. One can say wine and cheese is the best food and beverage pairing in food history, and rightly so. But now, it’s time to explore new snacking options with wine, and it won’t cause any harm to do so. It high time to treat your taste buds with some fine snack and wine pairings
Let us now look at a few suggestions, which might help us choose the right serve for our perfect glass of wine and a blissful evening.
- When it comes to red wines or even French Wine, it is preferred to have served at room temperature, and red wines like Dry Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir offers a refreshing taste. This dark fruity taste of red wines makes a great choice with Lamb chops, grilled chicken, and spicy seafood.
- Steamed, sautéed, or poached foods work well with light wines like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, which falls into white wines. With hints of green apple, pear, melon, vegetables also serve as a great choice.
- Provence rose, Grenache, Zinfandel-turkey bites/bacon, fried fish, grilled sausages, or grilled chicken becomes the perfect handy snack for sparkling white and rose wines.
These wine-snack pairing will only work if you have quality wine and if the snacks suit your taste buds. But occasionally, it is exciting to challenge your taste buds and try something new. If you are looking for vegetarian options, grilled cottage cheese, tofu, and mushrooms can be a good option. You can even try salty and spicy fried snacks with red wine.
The art of drinking wine will certainly give us an understanding of its style, serving and tasting aroma’s distinctiveness. But we shall not be able to deny the fact that a glass of wine is incomplete without the plate of your favorite go-to snack. And whether it’s your glass of red wine, white wine, peach wine or a glass of Rose wine, the quick snack will always complement your evening.
Wine has always been a go-to drink for many, after work or at holidays or even dinner. We all understand drinking wine with the required amount of consumption will always help keep a healthy life for all wine lovers.
The trying of new wine pairing can be as simple and complicated as you would like them to be. But whatever it takes, the one thing to keep in mind is having fun and ultimately drinking and eating what one seems to enjoy.
And now, if you are still looking for the perfect match for your glass of wine, know that you can always set yourself to take this exciting journey of exploring your taste buds with a sip of wine from your glass.