Lesson 8 – Matching Food to Wine

In this lesson, we will cover the following topics

Taste Preferences and Experiences, Basic Food Tastes to Match with Wines, Wine and Food Pairing Guidelines, Food and Wine Pairs to Avoid, Suggesting Types of Wine for Guests

What wine to have with what food you choose is not subject to rigid rules. And many wine lovers think any wine goes with food. But it’s more complicated than that.

Understanding some of the basics will go a long way to make your recommended pairings appreciated by guests.

It’s true you need to know what characteristics to look for in each wine in order to guess whether or not it will complement or sabotage a particular food taste. But even in the best of hands, wine and food pairing, without actually tasting both the wine and food together,  is often a guess. It only works about two-thirds of the time. 

So I just guess?