Marnie Old talks about some easy wine pairings at the 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.Marnie Old talks about some easy wine pairings at the 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
When it comes to pairing wine and food, if you're looking for the safest matches there are two categories one white one red that I find to have the widest possible array of positive pairings. On the white wine side, I tend to look at the things like pinot grigio, Sauvignon blanc, [FOREIGN], and reisling, but I'm looking for ones that at twelve and a half to thirteen point five percent alcohol. Now on the red side, there are a few grape varieties that are not as intense, not as concentrated, and therefore have more stylistic range in terms of what they can do at the table. Pinot noir comes to mind, but I can't always afford it. Another option might be [UNKNOWN] from Spain, which has similar pairing prowess, and is often available at much, much lower prices.