Selecting a BFF for your wine is easier than you think, as you can see in the video, even the cat wanted in on this action!
A critical piece in pairing food & wine is coordinating weight – lightweight food pairs best with lightweight (often referred to as ‘body’ in the wine world) wine, heavy food goes hand in hand with heavy wine…Same weights, great mates!
So, if you are serving a salad with vinegar-based dressing, think about light-bodied wines like Pinot Grigio or Albariño as great mates. Pairing a heavy wine with a light food will likely result in the wine overpowering the food and dominating the experience.
Wondering about the weight of your dish? Think about the adjectives you would use if you were to describe it to someone. If you are using words like light, refreshing or crisp – you most likely have a lightweight food. Comforting, rich, stick-to-your ribs – these are common ways to describe heavyweight foods which pair well with full-bodied wines like Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel.
Remember – 'Same weights, Great mates!' and you’ll be a savvy food and wine matchmaker in no time!
P.S. Thirsty for more? We just launched ‘Great Body – The Weight of Wine’, a module in our SAVVY Wine Diva course. Because you are part of our inner circle of SAVVY shoppers, we’d love for you to enjoy this module ($47 value) at no cost! All we ask is that you reply to this email with a brief description of your experience and what you thought of the class.