Sick of the old wine and cheese game? Here's some unusual pairings to try!
There comes a point in our life when we'll ditch the beer and pop a bottle of wine on a relaxing night. Usually wine is associated with cheese platters (with cold cuts on the side) or the 'bitter goes with sweet' standards. Today I've digged up some weird yet interesting pairings to try at home:
Potato Chips and Champagne
What's that you say? Lays and champagne? Sounds lazy and classy! Take your evening at the couch and your TV up a notch with this unlikely yet simple combination. Champagne’s crisp acidity not only complements fats and salts, but its bubbles scrub that same fat and salt away so you can keep on munching.
Mac n Cheese and Chardonnay
Comfort food plus a comforting wine is heaven's gift. The cheese's creaminess especially when you're using cheddar cheese brings out the chardonnay's fruitiness. Yum!
Oysters and Beaujolais
I especially enjoy the simplicity of fresh grilled oysters. It's really refreshing and satisfying. According to several food blogs, oysters need wines that are light-bodied with plenty of mineral and spice to complement their briny flavor. Beaujolais does that without any of the heavy fruit or tannins of other reds.
Sushi and Rosé
We love our share of sushi every once in a while but why not pair it with some wine? Rosé is a popular contender suited for this Japanese dish. It works well with fish especially some salmon but a spicy tuna roll won't hurt either when wine pairing with this. It won’t overpower the delicate nature of sushi and its strawberry notes will bring out the subtle sweetness in sashimi. Rosé also balances the savory taste of tempura. Sounds delicious, right?
The Best Homemade Burger You Can Whip Up and Lambrusco
We all love the fragrance of burger patties grilling at our yards or kitchens, but why not pair it with this type of red? Lambrusco is dry and sparkling and it effortlessly cuts through the heavenly heaviness of cheeseburgers and has a tannic finish that leaves you wanting more greasy goodness.
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