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I have a wine for that!
Pairing wines with food such as a potluck dinner, hor d’oeuvres and greasy game day foods can be a nightmare. Fortunately, even if you do not have a huge wine cellar, by keeping a few versatile wines for pairing with food on hand, you can be prepared for any number of foods, and always be able to say, “I have just the wine for that!”
This Barolo has a powerful nose full of floral and fruit character, with a high acidity and full mouth feel. If you are in a rush, this can be a great wine to grab for a quick versatile wine and food pairing, as it requires minimal decanting to reach its peak.
Because Barolos are known for their powerful flavors and fragrances, many assume that they can only go with heavy foods. However, the Stefano Farina Barolo is a versatile wine and food pairing that works properly with glazed pork or even chicken. It can also complement a variety of pasta, seafood and even steak, like a bone in rib-eye , as long as they are served with red, olive oil, or garlic based sauces. With its versatile wine and food pairing potential and minimal decanting requirements, the Stefano Farina Barolo is a great option when throwing last minute dinner parties or romantic meals with a person you care about, when you may not be able to shop and properly decant your wine well ahead of time.
The Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay comes from California and is acidic and creamy, bearing hints of lemons and oranges, with a drawn out finish. Because this Chardonnay is so much more powerful and dynamic than most others, it opens the doors to unique wine and food pairing that are uncommon with this varietal. This makes it, the perfect drink to have with light hor d’oeuvres or even heavy ones like a cheese stuffed mushroom, before a dinner party, or with appetizers while watching television.
Since this wine is extremely full bodied, it seamlessly spans the gap from typical chardonnay pairings, like fish, all the way to cream based pasta dishes and red meat, like a steak, as long as the red meat is not served with a thick or heavy meat sauce.
Great Versatile Wine for Pairing With Food
Much like other chardonnays, it is a perfect complement to white meats like chicken or pork. One of the most unique things about this wine is that because of its flavor and accents it can pair with a heavy cream sauce, but also be the perfect wine to serve during a game as it will match anything from a vegetable tray with ranch dressing to Buffalo wings with spicy sauce.
Los Vascos Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile)
The Los Vascos Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has a bright palate, with a fruity nose full of berries and notes of cedar, pepper, tobacco and herbs, with a powerful finish. While great for drinking by itself, its wine and food pairing versatility comes from its lightness and flavors that can pair virtually with any meal.
Because of the flavors and how light it is, it can match your standard red sauces and be perfect alongside sea foods, white meats and the variety of appetizers that you can expect to be served at a dinner or cocktail party. Whether you’re looking for a dependable but versatile wine for pairing with food to bring with you to a dinner, or just to spending an afternoon relaxing with some friends, the Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon is always a great choice.
Pairing food and wine for those last minute meals will always be more difficult than a preplanned menu. However, by keeping several bottles of these versatile wines for pairing with food on hand, you’ll almost always be able to have something to go along with whatever is being served.
International Wine Gift Basket Delivery
Any of these three versatile vinos make ideal wine gifts to bring to a party or event. This great wine shop will ship internationally so share wine with the world. So, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, holiday or even a we miss you gift for someone in the military or studying abroad, the selection of wine gift baskets is unparalleled and they can send the perfect bottles to match the tastes and varietals that the people who will be receiving it will potentially enjoy the most.
Web Master Summary:
Again I would like to thank Adam for the article on versatile wine and food pairing. I have personally tasted all three of these wines and completely agree with Adam on the wine and food pairing versatility of these wines. I do suggest that you use a wine aerator on the Barolo wine as it makes a pleasant difference in the finished product and enhance the wine and food pairing experience.