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Cheese and Red Wine, Together Again

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

According to Eric Asimov’s recent column “Cheese and Red Wine, Together Again” in nytimes.com many red wines can successfully be paired with a variety of gourmet cheeses. While many people like to focus on white wine pairings, there’s plenty of fantastic red wine options, too:

“While it may be true that white wine is more versatile with cheese than red, it’s a question of experience and instinct, rather than absolutes. The most important message is not to let fear be your guide, – continues Eric. The point is not to obsess over the specifics of food and wine pairings or, but to feel free to explore different matches. Seeking perfection is daunting and more often than not will disappoint. Looking for the good rather than the perfect allows more flexibility and fewer inhibitions, and opens one up to the quality of versatility. Exploration is the best way to develop one’s own instinct about which food and wine pairings work better than others. And instinct is the best guide of all.”

In general, reds match best with hard cheeses. The more pungent the cheese, the sweeter the wine should be. Try to find your perfect reds and cheese match and here’re some delightful pairing suggestions to start with:

Red, Robust and Delicious

Cheese with sweet wine

What to serve with Brie?