The Art of Wine Pairing

So, you have just prepared the perfect meal. But, if you are going to serve wine, which one would be best to "pair" with the dish? Depending on your guests, this might be single most important selection to consider for the success of your dining experience.

As a general rule, white wine works best with light sauces, pastas, and light meats. Red pairs nicely with red tomato sauces and red meats. These are just a general guidelines, however. Keep in mind that you may have guests that *only* drink whites or only reds. Consider serving both white and red if possible, perhaps serving a light white to start off with hors d'oeuvres. This suites my own personal tastes very well. I often like to start with a glass of white wine served with appetizers before dinner to clear my palate.