Some food and wine pairing basics
The drinking culture in the Philippines is simple to grasp—Filipinos love to eat while drinking, no matter what they’re drinking. It can be an alcoholic drink, even red or white wine, and the experience won’t be complete without their favorite food.
Because you’ll be wanting to have something to munch on while sipping your favorite red or white wine, it’s best to know what kind of food goes best with the wine you’re drinking. Fortunately, this isn’t hard to crack, with these common food that perfectly complement a fine bottle.
To pair with red wine
To start, you might want to eat something light. Red wine goes well with cheese, especially in stronger and bolder varieties. If you’re more adventurous with your choice of cheese, then red wine such as Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Cabernet makes for a good balance.
Continuing from the light starter, the earthy flavor and feel of mushrooms also go well with red wine. Find a mushroom variety you love, cook it the way you like, and enjoy it with your favorite bottle of red for instance, the Jacob’s Creek Merlot.
Beef or Lamb
You might have heard of the adage of pairing red wines with meat. In this particular case, it’s true—roast beef and/or lamb make for a great combination with red wine, as both have bold flavors that bring out the best in each other. Try pairing it with the Jacob’s Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.
To pair with white wine
Starting with a salad? White wine is good for that light opening. A good bottle of white including the Jacob’s Creek Sauvignon Blanc usually complements the herbs and vegetables present in the salad, making both a refreshing meal for any occasion.
If your wine of choice is white wine, one thing that immediately springs to mind is seafood. Most fish, shellfish, and oysters go great with white wine—as long as the seafood is on the menu, it’s generally automatic to go with a nice white like the Jacob’s Creek Moscato.
The malleable and dynamic flavor of chicken qualifies it for a white wine pairing, following the rule of white meat going well with white wine. No matter what kind of chicken dish you’re having, make sure you’ve got a good bottle of white wine such as the Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay at the ready.
For those looking for a good wine to pair with the food they love, that’s not going to make a massive dent in your wallet, you can’t go wrong with Jacob’s Creek Classic range.
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