Make sure to eat a complete meal before you start tasting wine. This will allow your body to absorb the wine at a proper speed; and you’ll feel great afterward.
Pairing food with wine enhances the flavors of both when done properly.
Here are the basics:
- White wines pair well with lighter meals (e.g. chicken or seafood)
- Red wines pair well with heavier meals (e.g. red meat)
- Chardonnay is the red-wine-drinkers’ white wine
- Pinot Noir is the white-wine-drinkers’ red wine
My all-time favorite wine is Riesling from the drier end of the spectrum. I love how light, crisp, and slightly-sweet it is. Kendall-Jackson and Chateau Ste Michelle are tied for my favorite Riesling-makers.
Now that I live in Pittsburgh, I’m within driving distance of 200 wineries! This has exposed me to new flavors that are unique to Pennsylvania soil. Every wine I’ve tasted has been delicious, and every winery stunning; full of trees, flowers, grapes of course, and even live peacocks! Looking for a day out with the girls? A winery has everything you need for a great time!
Egg hunting at Edgewood Winery in Spring Church, PA