When we think of fine dining, we immediately imagine a well-plated dish paired with the right kind of wine or a wine-based cocktail that perfectly goes with the dish. The secret to a good meal is when your bartender knows exactly the kind of wine that would go well with your dinner.
But how do you know which wine to go for? There are a few parameters to look for while choosing your wine and we are here to help you with that!
Red Wine for Red Food – If you have ordered for red food, which would include red meat or red sauce with your pasta, then you should go for red wine like a Merlot or a Shiraz. Normally, rich foods are be paired with red wines, that prepare your palette for the meal that would follow.
White Wine for Light Food – If you’re opting for light dishes like salads, then white wines like a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay are the best choice. They tend to have a fruity and crisp aftertaste. This holds true for dishes like chicken breast or salmon for dinner as well.
Don’t Let the Wine Clash with Your Food – The wine should be a precursor for the flavours to enhance the taste of your food. It’s very important to go for a wine with low sugar content if you are eating sweet foods, for instance.
Regional Wines Are the Best – To pair the flavours perfectly, having regional wine is the best option as they are better suited for the local flavours that you may be indulging in at your meal. Always ask your friends or the waiter/bartender for which wine to go with as they will be able to assist you better on it.
And if you are in Mumbai, and planning for a fine dining experience then we can’t think of a better option than to try Rassasy with their sangrias and Jumjoji with their selection of fine wines at The Orb!