#7 It Makes Food Taste Better
I propose that wine is the ultimate “condiment” to further enhance the flavor of any meal. A spicy-rich Syrah finds a perfect home when paired with Lamb Chops. A Stilton with a decent Port can be compared to chocolate-covered popcorn (the saltiness of the Stilton matches perfectly with the sweet-flavor of the Port). In fact, the number of flavor enhancing wine pairing are endless!
The old school rules state that red wine is to be paired with with red meat, white wine with fish. However, rules are meant to be broken! People sometimes mistakenly believe that they will ruin an entire meal if they make the wrong wine choice. In actuality it’s extremely difficult to ruin a meal through selecting a wine that isn’t a perfect match. Just always follow your own tastes, and don’t be afraid to experiment!