How to Make the Best Romantic Dinner Ever with the Perfect Wine? (Part 1)
If you’re looking for a way to really amp up the romance and curate, the perfect evening for your loved one then you’ve come to the right place. With so many different types of wine out there, most people often get stuck in their planning on what would be the perfect drink for the occasion. To help all you hopeless romantics out, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks to make sure that you’re getting the right bottle for the right occasion. Whether you’re ordering wine online or shopping in person, find out how to perfectly pair the right drink for the perfect atmosphere.
The First Step to Romance is Knowing Your Reds
When looking to curate some romance, many people often opt for some form of red wine. The color red has long been associated with love and sensuality, and because of this subconscious connection, we are conditioned to associate red wine with these emotions. Traditionally, red wine is made from darker-hued grapes, and can actually range in color from a velvety almost purple hue to reddish brown with more aged wines. There are many different types of red wine, but here are a few of the most common ones for you to consider based on your meal and taste palate preference.
These wines are relatively common, and normally maintain a good body and a very specific flavor. A bit softer than merlot, a cabernet sauvignon is often enjoyed with red meat as a pairing, however, it can also be enjoyed as a dessert wine on occasion as well. Fascinatingly, the cabernet sauvignon grape is the most planted in the world!
A merlot is classically made by using grapes for Bordeaux wine and has a taste that pairs well with many different foods. Merlots are smooth with plenty of body and are considered a great introductory wine for those looking to drink more reds as it’s often quite fruity and won’t make your mouth pucker due to too many tannins. This wine goes amazingly with dishes serving duck or chicken!
Pinot Noir is one of the lighter wines and is quite silky. One can often taste berries such as raspberries or cranberries on the palate. This wine pairs best with something like sushi or salmon- that’s right, you can even drink red wine with fish!
In France and European countries, this wine is referred to as Syrah, however, in Australia, South America, and other countries, it’s called Shiraz. This wine is spicy and bold with rich flavors, and pairs well with things like charcuterie plates.
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