I don’t know about you, but I enjoy wine the most when it is paired with food –and when the pairing works.
I love how a food can bring something special out in a wine and vice versa.
One of the questions I get asked most (after what is my favorite wine!) is how do you know what wine to pair with food.
The best way is to experiment. But I get it — that can be scary and pricey. Not everyone is willing to open up a couple of $15-50 bottles to see what works!
And if you can’t attend a dinner like this, you CAN learn a lot by studying the menu! What do the experts pair with what? You’ll notice trends, for example, duck with Pinot noir; however, I’ve found that I generally prefer duck with syrah, so you still need to experiment!