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Food and Wine

The perfect combination of food and wine can turn a simple dinner-date into a romantic one, a small gathering or celebration into a fun-filled and memorable party, virtually any ordinary occasion into an extraordinary event.

There are really no rules to follow in deciding what food to serve and what wine to buy. And, because there are no strict rules, pairing food and wine can indeed be a challenging and difficult task. It requires not only some familiarity with food and wine, but more importantly, some creative thinking.

It would be helpful to remember the basics: white wines are best served when chilled and are perfect with fish, pork or chicken, and red wines are best served with red meats such as grilled beef or lamb. These are not strict rules, however, so you can always reinvent and discover new exciting food and wine combination.

Experts suggest that the weight or taste of the food and wine should complement each other. It?s not good to match very dry and strong wine with sweet food, because the strength of the wine will overwhelm the taste of the food.

It is a known fact that white wines are too acidic, so they are perfectly matched with oily and salty food especially seafood dishes with rich cream sauces. Acid reduces oiliness and saltiness in food. Sweet wines have an acidity of around 1%, while table wines have 0.6 to 0.7 % acidity. Most wines are not sweet and have a strong flavor, so they are best matched with sweet food. Grilled foods that are bitter to the taste match well with a slightly bitter wine ? like a dry red. Wines made of grapes that are grown in colder regions typically have low sugar content and a high acidic content, while those grown in warmer climates are lower in acid and higher in sugar.

If you can?t decide what wine to buy, settle for a sparkling wine. This kind of wine has higher acidity and a delicate taste and is low in alcohol content. It goes go with almost any kind of food.

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Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:13:38 PST
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Thu, 28 Feb 2008 00:31:06 PST
Lil Jon has just released a collection of wine which reportedly includes a merlot, chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon.

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Thu, 21 Feb 2008 02:08:47 PST
Restaurant bill contained, "...a crude invitation to oral sex - printed between the cabernet sauvignon and the fish cakes."

Newman's Own(R) Wines Released

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 19:29:16 PST
Newman’s Own®, Inc. unveils its highly anticipated premium wines—Newman’s Own® 2006 California Chardonnay and Newman’s Own® 2006 California Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all other Newman’s Own® products, Paul Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundation will donate all profits and royalties after taxes to educational and charitable purposes.

Wines of FreshDirect: Slow-Sipping Argentinean Cabernet

Wed, 23 Jan 2008 13:41:24 PST
Eric Hazard reviews a 2006 Argeninian Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Julia. "The tastes here are what I would call classic cab: nice fruit forward with a certain earthiness. It’s a good wine for a New York January and at $12 a bottle it is a good buy"

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France's Smallest and Youngest Classified Wine Region

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 08:25:18 PST
The Wall Street Journal talks about France's youngest and smallest AOC, the Cabardes. This unique area is the only one in France to force the blending of traditionally separated varietals. Atlantic varietals like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are assembled with Mediterranean varietals like Syrah and Grenache.

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