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The Ultimate Wine and Food guide (part 2)

The Ultimate Wine and Food guide (part 2)

We're sure you're curious as to what other food types can you pair wine with, which is why corked.ph created another list! Read up to know which types of meat are perfect with wine.

Wine and Lamb

Lamb dishes go well with a wide variety of wines. For meats, you generally want to serve red wine with red meat, so we don’t recommend pairing your lamb with white wine. White wine is too light in body and flavor to stand up against the heavy meat and rich sauces usually paired with lamb dishes. Instead, something like a Bordeaux would be perfect with most kinds of lamb dishes.

  • Smaller cuts of quickly cooked young lamb should be paired with medium-bodied European red wines Shiraz or even a Sparkling Rosé
  • Older, fattier cuts of lamb that are slow roaster go better with heavy tannic reds like Bordeaux
  • More aromatic lamb dishes such as Lamb Tagine or Rogan Josh should be paired with equally aromatic wines like a Gewürztramine

Wine and Pork

The thing with pork is: while it a great protein, it does not have much flavor on its own. To make pork shine, you need to infuse it with a lot of condiments, spices, and herbs as well as use the appropriate cooking method. Finding the right wine to pair with pork will, again, depend on the flavors that accompany the pork and not just the pork itself.

  • Pork dishes generally go well with a medium or aromatic white wine or you can also opt for a light-bodied red as well

Wine and Steak

So, you already know that red meat goes with red wine. Their never has been a more classic pairing to prove this statement than with a red wine and steak. Remember, though, that the idea is you should balance out the flavors, not overpower one with the other. Certain cuts of steak have more fat than others, so can handle a fuller-bodied wine to cut through the fat. An example of this would be a ribeye and Cabernet Sauvignon. The leaner filet mignon, on the other hand, would pair better with a lighter wine like a Pinot Noir.

  • Fattier cuts of steak can handle medium- to full-bodied red wines
  • Lean steak goes with medium-bodied red wine
  • Steak dressed with heavy sauce tastes good when paired with a dry wine like Shiraz or Merlot

We hope this helps you make your mealtimes more memorable – whether you’re dining alone or with the company of guests!

 

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