If you are unsure which wine will compliment a food dish best, here are 3 red, white and rose wines which will help you next time you decide to go out for dinner or nip to the shop for a bottle to flatter your home cooked meal that can add that extra flavour for your taste buds.
There are many different types of red wines but there is a few that make certain dishes extra tasty, the Cabernet Sauvignon is a global classic, which tends to be medium or full bodied and is a great match to hearty dishes such as roast lamb and beef. The Merlot is perfectly paired with a Christmas turkey or Sunday lunch of roast chicken. It also pairs well with roast duck and wintery heart warming casseroles. The Pinot Noir is a medium bodied wine that will happily grace any dinner table, it’s ideal with roast turkey or roast lamb but it’s also works well with creamy, mild soft cheeses.
White wine is a tricky one when it comes to honouring food as there are so many types and brands the Chardonnay is a medium to full bodied wine and is an ideal accompaniment to roast chicken or roast turkey. I f dry wine tickles your fancy then try a Chenin Blanc alongside a straightforward roast pork. Sweet Chenin Blanc pairs really well with a tangy lemon dessert or a bread and butter pudding. If you fancy eating international then Pinot Gris is perfect to swallow along with a Chinese, especially duck and spring rolls.
Finally rosé wine, unlike red or white it more uncommon to order with food but it still has its great matches, which included Pinot Grigio which is made with fresh fruits such as apricots and peach, these soft floral flavours are on the palate and give a refreshing pleasant smooth finish to any seafood dish. The pale pink Rioja Rosado is from mingling strawberries and raspberries to give it that freshness which will boost taste in all white meats including chicken and turkey. Last but not least a Pizarras de Otero Rosé which is a vivid deeply coloured wine that has an intense raspberry and redcurrant character and leafy undertones it is hard not to have alongside grilled or fried fish.