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Wine and food pairings

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Wine and food pairings
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Alok Chandra
We all know that wine goes best with food — the question is, which wine with which food?

Five hundred years back, wine was quaffed mostly by Europeans (which in those days still included the British!), who used it to wash their baked/boiled/roasted meats down (accompanied by bread and cheese and potatoes). The cuisine was largely dry and bland, so the classical matches were “White wines with white meats (chicken, fish, seafood)” and “Red wines with red meats (beef/lamb/venison/pork)”.

And that’s the way things largely stayed for a few hundred years. The wealthier you were the better the quality of the food

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First Published: Jan 31 2020 | 9:54 PM IST

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