It is not possible to taste wine at its best unless you pair it with the right food. Unfortunately, many of us do not understand how to order the right food with the wine. Here are the general guidelines you should follow.
1. If you want to drink white wine that is made in stainless steel tanks instead of in oak barrels, then you should order a meal in which you can squeeze a lemon or lime. White wines have a citrusy acidity flavor. Lime or lemon can highten that flavor. So, you can have smoked sablefish, grilled salmon, etc. with white wine.
2. Low-alcohol wines go well with spicy foods. Alcohol improves the oils that make spicy food hot. So, if you take dishes like fiery curried chicken or Thai stir-fry, you can order wines that have low alcohol level.
3. When chicken or pork is the primary flavor in a dish, you should follow a simple rule. Remember that pork chops go well with red wine sauce and chicken items go well with white wine sauce.
4. If you are taking desserts, then you should consider lighter wine. You should choose wine that is less sweet than the dessert otherwise there will be too much sweetness.
It can be a bizarre experience if you don’t choose the right food for your wine. Keep these rules in mind when you order your food in a restaurant. You will have the best dinner when food and wine are paired right.