Updated: Feb 18
Pairing food and wine is an art, or well, a science. Wine connoisseurs have mastered the meticulous technique of prepping a board filled with the most delicious bites of food, which are not only delicious but also elevate the taste of wine.
Scientists believe that humans can taste up to six flavors, and it’s through the balancing of these flavor profiles that we can enjoy delectable food. Today, we'll delve into three foods and how their flavor profile helps enhance the taste of wine.
Cheesecake and White Wine
Cheesecake is sweet, tangy, and creamy, making for a delicious dessert. However, it’s also a fatty food. No, this isn’t going to turn into a Weight Watchers episode, but acknowledging desserts like cheesecake are filled with fat helps you understand what to pair it with!
Keeping that in mind, we need to find something in the flavor profile that balances the cheesecake's fattiness well. The best way to introduce various flavors is through a high acid drink because a cheesecake is a lipid dish. The mix of acid and fat provides a range of flavors and makes for a more delicious dessert time!
Pad Thai and Red Wine
Cheeseboards and small cakes are great, but what if you’re hungry and need a filling meal with your glass of wine? Well, we’ve got you covered! If you love savory Asian food like Pad Thai and want to down it with a delicious drink, our top choice would be a glass of red wine!
The salty flavor of savory dishes such as Pad Thai or fried rice can be balanced with red wine's sweetness. Make sure to get one that rests on a higher level of sweetness to let the two flavors intermingle—but not too sweet that it overwhelms your palate!
White Wine and Mac ‘n’ Cheese
This is for the child in you who wants to hang out with the adult you! You can mix your favorite childhood meal with an adult drink to experience the best of both worlds.
Make sure you pick a creamy white wine to further elevate the creamy sauces swimming in your mac and cheese mixture. Unlike the other congruent pairings, this one takes similar flavor profiles and matches them together to amplify the creamy elements of the white wine more.
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