Wine is supposed to be fun but it’s so often wrapped up in pomp and circumstance that it can be a little hard to remember that. A great way to reintroduce fun with wine is pairing it with candy. Whether you’re a glass at the end of a long workday type or a social type hosting a dinner party, you can combine your favorite sweet treats, like milk chocolate to sour candies, with a wine pairing for an elevated and delicious adult dessert. You don’t have to be a sommelier to find the perfect pairing, we’ve provided a number of combinations and why they work together.
Many people find great pleasure in pairing wine with their meals, finding the best combination to enhance the entire experience either time food or drink comes to their lips. If you go out to high end restaurants, you'll probably notice that this is an especially popular idea with fish dinners. With each type of fish comes a specific taste, and different wines pair specifically well with different kinds to enhance their flavor. While there are red wines that go well with red meat fish like salmon, white wines are mostly known to be what you pair with fish because this food source is typically a leaner, white meat. Not all of us have the luxury of going out to eat at upscale restaurants though, and you shouldn't miss out on delectable dining, right? Luckily for you, if you want to take out the guesswork, we’ve got the perfect combinations of delicious dry white wines to pair with fish out there, so that you can turn dinner into a truly immersive experience.
When it comes to wine, most people are either a "dry" person or a "sweet" person. I, personally, am usually placed squarely in the dry category. Most sweet wines are just a little too sweet for my taste—especially red and rosé varietals.
There's a wide variety of wines out there from Pinot Noir to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay, and so many more, and each one has their very own flavors and scents. While we're literally in love with some of our favorite wines, they'll taste even better when pairing them with food. There are certain foods and wines that pair so well together, and many wine lovers don't take advantage of this. They don't quite understand that their favorite wine can taste amazing while enjoying it with the right foods. And if you have a subscription box from Winc, which is seen as one of the best wine delivery services ever, you just have to pair any of your bottles with the proper foods!
When it comes to cigar pairings, you can't just grab any glass of spirit to enjoy it with. Certain cigars have a distinct taste, as well as certain cognacs. And when you find the right pair, the two compliment each other in the best way.
Like perhaps most people, I'm really not a fan of most Christmas music. Traditional classics like "Deck the Halls" and "Jingle Bells" have grown stale to the point where the melodies are simply tiring, even surrounded by a hip new arrangement featuring the likes of Michael Bublé. I applaud attempts at writing new holiday tunes, but they can feel so commercial, you know? And in any case, you can't really write an instrumental Christmas tune. Without lyrics, how can you tell it's about Christmas at all?
I don't know about you, but we think that wine and chocolate are two gifts in life. Why not have them together? Though it might seem that simple, there are a lot of details that make up a perfect wine contender for chocolate.
The term "ice wine" is an anglicized form of the German word "eiswein." It is a rich and sweet dessert wine made from the juice of grapes frozen on the vine. Water crystals are still in the juice when it is pressed so the sugar content is higher in these wines. Canada, along the Niagara Peninsula outside of Toronto, is probably the most famous place it is produced. However these sweet, ice wines are also made in Austria, Luxemburg and Oregon on the West Coast of the United States.