Foolproof Food & Wine Pairing
Señorita Vino believes that no one should feel confined by rules when it comes to food and vino. However, there are a few no-nos to remember. Certain types of fish will taste metallic when combined with a full-bodied red wine, and a too-sugary cupcake, flan or pastel will make a sweet dessert wine taste bland. Last but not least, unless you want a five-alarm fire in your mouth, avoid pairing spicy food with high-alcohol wines.
Okay, got all that? If not, don’t worry, because I am about to introduce you to the smartest food and wine pairing tool ever invented: The wine label. Specifically, the label on a bottle of entwine, a collaboration between the Food Network and California’s Wente Vineyards. Each bottle of entwine features pairing suggestions on the back label, which I put to the test with the intrepid Señor Jim last weekend.