This popular red wine is in the category of heavy reds and is believed to be one of the finest wines in the world today. It touts deep complexities and rich flavor, and is dynamic in holding to its ability to compliment some of the foods more difficult to pair.
You can feel confident to serve it with beef, lamb, any game, strong cheeses, red pasta dishes, and yes, even chocolate. You won’t go wrong if you regard this wine as both flexible and bodacious.
Often Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with Merlot. Don’t hesitate to give this blend a whirl, as many believe wholeheartedly that it is an experience that brings together the best of both worlds of wine.
Some believe that sparkling wines are wine with carbonation added and some think that sparkling wine comes from a natural fermentation process that occurs naturally in some conditions. The truth is, they are both true. Technically, “sparkling wine” has only one criterion: bubbles. It doesn’t actually matter how they got in the bottle; if the wine has bubbles it is a sparkling wine.
The first thing to address is why these two are so often found side-by-side. The answer to that mystery is that they are the same grape that is sometimes called by a different name in certain countries. Some close followers of them feel that there are enough differences between the two, depending on the country of their origin, to warrant the different names.
The fact is, that is true for all grapes. Since climatic regions affect every varietal (no need to run to the wine dictionary just yet, varietal only means the type of grape) it is good to get to know what grape you like, and whether you prefer the ones from California, Italy, France, or any other place. Some wine drinkers have even turned country-loyal over being brand-loyal or even varietal-loyal.
The best news about the Shiraz/Syrah varietal is that it is very versatile, so you can pair it with almost any food, even at a backyard barbeque or when having pizza or chili.
This varietal is known to be among the medium reds and many wine experts feel that you just can’t beat a Pinot Noir. It is also multi-talented, pairing well with many foods, including red sauces, beef, pork, and strong cheeses.
Chardonnay, also another white wine, is one of America’s favorites. If you have had any experience with Chardonnay you know why. There is an array of tastes to enjoy depending on several things, such as in which part of the world the grapes were grown, how it has been aged, and how long its been aged, to name a few.
This favored wine will often display apple and pear persuasions, and sometimes oaky or vanilla hints come through. Chardonnay is also a wine that goes with most dishes, but some are more highly recommended: roast turkey or chicken, rich cheeses and creamy pastas, and anything belonging to the seafood family.
According to SCNPL, Riesling earns its popularity through its subtle fruitiness that sometimes leans toward dry. Watch alcohol contents if you are trying to determine how sweet or dry the Riesling is that you are considering. Normally the lower the alcohol content in a white wine will be a hint that it is sweeter (for instance, under 10%), whereas the closer it is to 13% the dryer you will find it to be.
There is no doubt that there is much to love about wine, but one of the best ways to enjoy it is through the great pairing with food choices. When you get the right wine to go with a certain delicious dish, it is amazing to experience the way the two can be so complimentary to each other.