Wine is made from fermented grape juice, brewed and bottled for better taste. The varieties of wine make it a very broad subject, but the reputation of wine can never be undermined. Everyone knows that wine is a special beverage that is only served in very special celebrations, where great joy and triumph is achieved like weddings, graduations, anniversaries, and the like.
For a host to prepare a nice Thanksgiving dinner with his family, or a Christmas Eve gathering with his close relatives, or perhaps an anniversary surprise for his spouse, choosing the right kind of wine is very important. Wine is considered as a compliment for the food that is served during a special meal. Because wines have their own unique tastes, the wrong blend of wine paired with the wrong menu can greatly destroy the success of a celebration. That is why it is important to study the different kinds of wine and the dishes that they go well with. If you have trouble with this some of the wine clubs reviews that you can find online can be a big help.
The first thing to remember is that wines do not really have any rules. Some people have eccentric taste and may want to drink lighter wines with heavier meals, but there are conventional ways of choosing wine for a more conservative host. White wines are usually lighter in taste and texture, while red wines are heavier and stronger. White wines go best with dishes having the same consistency. Red wines are better with heavy dishes with strong flavors.
Fish are almost always paired with white wine, while red meat with red wine. Chicken depends on the recipe. For strong chicken dishes that include a variety of herbs and spices, red wine may blend well. But for lighter, simpler chicken recipes, white wine will do great. Pasta also depends on the consistency of its sauce. Thick tomato sauce goes well with red wine, while lighter sauces with olive oil and garlic is better paired with white wine.