There is a lot of debate about whether red wine is a good or bad choice to drink with a meal. I can’t tell you how many people tell me that they would never drink red wine with a meal, even if they are not fond of it. I can tell you however that red wine is a great addition to a meal because it is a flavor that is so essential to the taste of food that it has nearly become one of the most important parts of the meal.
The reason for this is in part because it is so easy to overdo the red wine pairing. In fact, this is one of the main reasons why people prefer to go for light white wines instead of red wines for cooking. The red wine is almost impossible to drink at the table, so the white wine is much more palatable. This is also why I prefer a lighter red wine when cooking.
It can be hard to get the balance right when you pair red wine with many different foods. It’s such a common occurrence that some people are so taken in by it that they will drink so many of them just because. So this is why I often look to the advice from other wine drinkers. I always ask if I’m cooking with a wine that I haven’t tried myself and I always make sure that I pair the wine with the food that I have the experience with.
The other reason is that it helps your palate develop. Your palate is what actually makes you taste your food. When you try the foods that you find yourself gravitating to, your palate has become well-primed and ready to take on the task of digesting.
The other reason is because it’s the only thing you ever drink. Wine is the only thing that you ever have to drink if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in a place where the locals do not drink alcohol. For me personally, a wine that I’ve tried and liked is called “Crisp”. It is a dry, light wine that I enjoy on its own without any additional food.
It’s true, the only thing you have to drink is wine (in some cases). However, if you like wine, then youve probably already got your palate primed. If you are someone who likes to cook, you’ve probably already got a basic understanding of how to cook using a variety of ingredients that you can add to everything from soups to meat dishes to salads. You don’t need to dive into the world of food science to cook or bake.
Just as you would use wine in cooking, you can use wine in your home too. You dont need to buy expensive bottles of wine to have your wine in your home. You can use whatever you find in the cupboards.
A friend of mine put together a list of ingredients to use while cooking a meal. Some of them are probably obvious, but others may be a bit too obvious.
To start with, you need: the following: (1) your food (2) a wine bottle to put the wine in (3) a stove or oven (4) a bowl (5) a glass (or two) (6) an empty wine bottle (7) what else you have on hand (8) what else you can buy.
This list doesn’t cover every ingredient though, so you can always adjust the list to your tastes.