Ah, wine tasting. It’s that one social event that seems very challenging to pull off. You can’t get your mind around many things: the wine to serve, food to match, ambience, guest list, after tasting activities, and a lot more. Some hosts completely black out during the wine tasting event, making the entire evening a disaster. Others simply refuse when asked if they want to host one.
Most of us have come across a wine snob at some point, or perhaps even been one at some point. Is the snobbery justified, however? Now you can buy affordable versions of classic wines from brands such as Barefoot Wine, and rose is becoming increasingly popular. It’s time to look at two of the myths perpetrated by wine snobs and see if there’s any truth in them.
It’s quite unlikely to have leftover wine, especially from the holidays. But if you do find yourself with an unfinished bottle or two, you can either cook dinner with it, or simply store it until you’re ready to drink it.
Every serious wine drinker has a favorite wine, but for the most part, no two wine drinkers can agree which bottle is the best. People like all different types, and because of the wide selection of wines, its hard to come to a conclusion on which wine reigns supreme above all the rest. However, there is one thing that all winos can agree is a factor: price.
Is wine investment the ‘safe bet’ it once was? Wine investment is governed by the laws of very limited supply and increasing demand. By its very nature, there are always going to be limited opportunities for investment in the Bordeaux châteaux and famous Burgundy names and this, combined with the growth in demand in the Far East, means that prices are destined to increase. So are there any additional avenues which the investor can explore?
Shepherd’s pie is reminiscent of Ireland’s rich history and landscape. With meat, potatoes and vegetables baked in a pie-like crust, this main dish is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day parties or dinner parties.
Delicious crab cakes can be made numerous ways. For the best possible crab cakes out there, little filler should be added. Pure lump crab goes great with a glass of crisp, chilled white wine. Get a bottle of Chardonnay to go with your seafood dinner for a scrumptious meal.
Summer days with family and friends are perfect for enjoying barbecues. Typical dishes like hot dogs are delicious and versatile enough to pair with numerous different wines. One way to ensure a perfect pairing is to choose a Riesling to make for a German inspired meal.
These are some of the most popular seafood dishes along with our recommendations for wine pairings. To check out the original posts, and read about even more seafood and wine pairings, visit our seafood category page.
Pairing corned beef with wine can be a very tricky affair. There are a lot of flavors going on, so a light, fresh, smooth wine with nice acidity to cut through the salt and fat and no harsh tannins must be chosen.