Wine is an most elegant and rich alcoholic beverages which make an moment beautiful.Its a beverage made up of fermented juice of any of various kinds of grapes,usually containing from 10 to 15 percent alcohol by volume.
Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most … best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. … “Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.
Benefits of wine
Feed your head
Wine could preserve your memory. When researchers gave memory quizzes to women in their 70s, those who drank one drink or more every day scored much better than those who drank less or not at all. Wine helps prevent clots and reduce blood vessel inflammation, both of which have been linked to cognitive decline and heart disease.
Red wine and grape seed extracts help remove certain bacteria from teeth. This particular activity produces acid which damages the teeth over time and causes such dental diseases as cavities and gingivitis. A glass of red wine may kill these dangerous bacteria in your mouth, promoting dental health.
Fosters good eyesight
Antioxidants in red wine prevent age-related deterioration of eye muscles. Wine can help stop the growth of blood vessels in the eye, which is good because if blood vessels continue to grow, they can cause mascular degeneration or failing eyesight.
“Combination of Wine and Dinner makes you a WINNER”
Here’s the method for it-
Start with an open mind
A basic guideline is to ‘Match’ and ‘Complement’ the characteristics of food to the wine, or ‘Contrast’ or counterbalance overpowering characteristics. For example: Spicy foods with sweeter wine.Be aware that some wines can be spoiled by the introduction of certain food flavors, just as they can be enhanced. If you find that a wine you’ve always loved suddenly tastes less desirable, track down the food you paired it with, and try drinking it without food, before dismissing the wine outright.
Understand what matters when assessing the affinity of a wine with a food
It is important to seek a balance in the wine’s components (fruit, acid, alcohol, sweetness, and tannin), and the food components (ingredients, manner of cooking, and the resulting tastes). It is about more than just the flavor. Also to be taken into account are the texture, weight, structure, and bouquet of both wine and food. For instance, delicate food requires a delicate wine, while richer and more robust food will match best with heavier, fuller flavored wines.
Know how to taste food and wine together
- Take a mouthful of wine and roll it around your mouth. Swallow.
- Ask yourself what you taste and smell. Look for familiar fruit, berry, and wood flavors.
- Decide whether you find the wine light or heavy.
- Consider the sweetness or acidity of the wine.
- Take your summation of the wine and try to match it to similar characteristics in food. Find at least one aspect that corresponds with the food, such as the sweetness, the flavor, the texture, etc.
- Try the food. Eat a small piece, chew, and swallow it. As with the wine, consider how it tastes, as well as the aftertaste. If it’s a pleasant experience, you’ve hit on a winner; if not, the pairing isn’t made in heaven and it’s time to try a different wine.
Know your taste experience
There four tastes – saltiness, bitterness, acidity, sweetness, and the Japanese umami. These are the tastes that you’ll be combining together in the same way an artist combines paint on the palette
Start pairing wine and food
It is possible to make generalities, and you’ll often find suggestions for pairing food and wine at the wine store. However, as already noted, such generalities are very broad and don’t necessarily account for the manner in which the food is cooked or what else is accompanying it, such as spices or a cream-based sauce
Plan the meal and wine
When planning dinner, many people opt for planning the food first and adding in the wine according to the food. However, you might like to work from the other way, and plan the meal according to the wine. Either way is appropriate but will impact how you explore the flavors, and the perspective gained by looking at the wine first, then the food, can be quite a refreshing one.
So finally Dine with your Wine.