Food and wine are paired together in order to provide an exquisite dining experience and to cater to the finest sensibilities of taste. When pairing food and wine you should focus on attaining a balance or symmetry of sorts, ensuring that the wine does not overpower the food or vice versa.
Enjoying wine by itself is very different from having it paired with food. Wine acts like a spice does; it enhances the flavor of the meal without becoming the focal point. A good pairing of food and wine will bring out the unique characteristics of both elements, making both better than they would be by themselves. When there are similarities or contrasts of texture, intensity, flavor and taste, then you have achieved an amazing food and wine pairing.
There are some important rules to bear in mind when attempting to concoct the ideal food and wine pairing experience. Here are just a few things to keep in mind:
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