Many of you have reached out over the years to ask me about wine, specifically what wines would pair well with the various dishes I cook up, especially the meat dishes. I’m really happy to have a simple answer for you now and to hook you up with a free bottle of wine in the process.
I’ll admit that I have sometimes chosen wines just because of their label (and I’m guessing some of you know what I’m talking about). Choosing wine shouldn’t be a guessing game and learning about wine should be fun, not overbearing or pretentious. Enter Club W, my new go-to source for everything vino-related. Since partnering with this new online gem, the guessing and the fretting I used to do is no more and I’ve discovered some great wines to boot.
Then based on your tastes, you will be given a list to choose from and will be shipped 3 beautiful bottles per month for one fixed affordable price. They also provide a short video for every wine featuring tasting notes, the producer’s story, an explanation of the growing region or a primer on the varietal.
One of my favorite features is a QR code on every bottle that you can scan with your phone, which will take you directly to the video. It’s an easy, un-obtrusive way to learn about the wine you’re about to enjoy, if you’re so inclined.
And when you’re ready to choose the 3 bottles you’d like shipped to you every month, these are the things that I think about when deciding:
- Tannins pair well with fats because they create a slightly dry mouth feel. When cooking that juicy porterhouse with its beautiful streaks of white marbling, opt for black grape wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for the most tannins, followed by Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Sangiovese.
- Acidic wines pair well with acidic foods. Enjoying some goat cheese or a salad with vinaigrette? Pour yourself a glass of a Sauvignon Blanc or Muscadet.
- Sweet and fruity wines pair well with both very salty and very sweet foods. A sweet dessert needs an even sweeter dessert wine, a bag of pretzels needs a fruity red or white wine.
- Pair bold with bold, and delicate with delicate, meaning that luscious piece of delicate flounder shouldn’t be consumed alongside a bold Cabernet.
When you’re ready to try out Club W with me, grab a FREE BOTTLE in your first order! Just enter the code: georgia (all lower case) at checkout.
I love that I now always have wines on hand that I know I’ll like, and always have a hostess gift at my fingertips when I’m running out the door to a party.
Cheers, my friends.Pin It