first rule is to go to The Wine Guy Wine Shop.
If that's not convenient here are some basic rules.
this site there is a guide to pairing food and wines.
Selecting classic or traditional pairings is a great way to start
for a meal.
the element most people forget for dinner is the guests.
In one of my articles, I talk about a tasting I did where one
gentleman wanted the perfect match to his Lamb dinner.
I was able to answer the standard suggestion to the meal and a
great wine for the pair, but remember not everyone likes the perfect
match. Take me for
instance. If I were coming
to dinner and you were serving your famous Shrimp Scampi, a great wine
to serve would be Moondance Reserve Chardonnay, a great Napa Valley
Chardonnay that’s only 10.99.
the problem is, I don’t frequently drink whites, nor does my wife
Laura. So I would probably
have a short glass of wine to try it and then switch to water.
So the meal’s great and I wish I had a glass of red.
Always provide your guests a variety of wines to choose from.
There’s always someone who wants something sweet and either red
or white. One choice
although the right book choice, will only satisfy 60% of your guests. Most of the time with dinner guests, the list is small enough
you know what each guest likes so please them all.
I usually recommend buying at least three different types of wine
for dinner. Use the classic
pairing suggested based on the information in this site, be it red or
white depending on the situation.
that is complete add an opposing white or red wine choice and don’t
forget the sweet drinkers.
will provide everyone an enjoyable evening of wine selections and fun.