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Your Essential Food/Wine Pairings


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Your Essential Food/Wine Pairings

Perilagu Khan | | Aug 10, 2012 07:32 AM

I don't regularly drink wine with my meals, but there are certain entrees that simply cry out for vino, and I inevitably answer the cry. They are as follows:

Pasta with red sauce/pizza--I like a cheap, rough-edged red with these dishes. Preferably gulped from a Mason jar.

Indian food--I have yet to encounter an Indian entree that is not enhanced by a cool, unoaked chardonnay. The slight acidity and sweetness cuts through the creaminess of many of these dishes, and the coolness soothes a palate that, in my case, is bound to be in flames.

Egg dishes--Souffles, quiches, frittatas, scrambled eggs, all of them must be accompanied by white wine. Any grape, save muscat, will do.

Steak--This one is the most essential of all. I simply must have a bottle of zinfandel to go along with my steak. Nothing else will suffice, I'm afraid.

But enough about me. What foods must you accompany with wine?

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