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Pairing Food And Wine And No Rules

The matching of food and wine have been around for long period of time and at one time there was may rule to proper wine food pairing but these days with all the various types of foods those rule don?t all really apply. The old rules of wine food matching is primarily red wine with red meat and white wine with fish and poultry however they don?t take into consideration the complexity of today?s multi-ethnic and subtly flavored foods and the corresponding wide range of wines from around the world that are now conveniently available to almost everyone and the wine and food together will each heighten the enjoyment of the other.

These days you're more likely to hear food and wine pairing suggestions than hard and fast rules. There's considerable room for experimentation and expression of your own personality in pairing food and wine. This experimentation can be lots of fun and usually you can tell when things personally work for you and when they don?t. The biggest thing to remember as you do this experimentation of wine and food is to start off with small amounts of food and wine after all you don?t want to over do it when trying something new. Also remember that rules were made to be broken. Going contrary to the old rules to achieve a particular effect, or even just because you have found the results pleasing, can sometimes be the mark of a true artist.

So what?s a good way to experiment with food wine matching? One of the best ways is to join a wine club that will allow you to sample various wines from all over the world plus you will they will provide you with information and feed backs from others that have tried the wines. Of course you?ll most likely making the meal but at least you?ll have the wine ready. Another good idea is to go to wine tasting which could save you money in the long run by going to these events because even though you might have to pay a fee you will have the chance to sample many wines and sometimes food is also provided and wine tasting are a great way to try different wines and learn which you favors you enjoy. Then begin with the foods and wines you like.

Of course the last choice it just pick up wines while shopping at the supermarket or wine store just note that usually supermarkets don?t carry higher end wines but usually you can find some good wines as well as some that you wish you could get your money back but again you never know until you try. I would recommend that be for you buy any wine read the label first and if you really want do some research and ask others of course remember what one person might love there is a possibility that you might not like or even hate.

Now as for food if you know some good recipes great then try them out with some nice wine but if you don?t then be sure to check recipes on the internet or check our site listed below. So if you really don?t feel like cooking some good restaurants will provide take out or leftovers could make a good meal which you can enjoy in the privacy of you own home but then again you could just eat there.

We hope that this article as give you some good information that helpful as you enjoy your meal. The most important thing to remember as you try wine food matching is to have fun and enjoy yourself with your friends and family and enjoy the food, wine and conversation. If you do that then you truly will success full at pairing food with wine.

About the Author:

John Maier is an experience wine and food and part time cook. His wine experience comes from being raised in a small American town that had multiple wineries and with a Europe style and has traveled the world. For more information go to: http://www.wine-food-matching.com or ? Copyright2006

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