Choosing the Right Wine for your Dinner Party


As we all know, no dinner party is complete without the perfect bottle of wine. So, you’ve impressed your guests with your table décor and your cooking skills– but what about your choice of wine? It’s easy to just pick a cheap bottle or maybe you’ve forked out for that expensive one that you think will get you extra marks but it’s not necessarily that simple.

Believe it or not, wine pairing is a science and there are wines that should be paired with certain food types to make the most of your meal. We know this all sounds very complicated, so we’ve put together a quick guide to get make sure that you are in the know and your next dinner party goes off with a bang! Make sure you keep reading to find out where to store your wine if you want it to age well.

Red Wine

When it comes to red meat, you’ll find that a bold red wine like a Shiraz or a Cabernet Sauvignon will go best. Medium reds like a Merlot will also pair well with red meat so you can take your pick from these. Medium reds also go well with white meat like chicken and hard cheese if you fancy impressing your guests with a cheese board at the end of the meal! You’ll find that light red wines such as a Pinot Noir or a Pinotage go well with white meat and some of those richer fish dishes.

White Wine

If you’re more of a white wine fan, you could pair your Chardonnay with white meat, any carbs or even those roasted vegetables that you’ve spent ages preparing. Lighter dry white wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Pino Grigio taste great when paired with green vegetables, fish as well as roasted vegetables. For sweeter wines like Moscato having soft cheese, those tasty carbs or any cured or smoked meat.

Sparkling Wine

For those of you who are looking for some fizz at your dinner party, do not worry – we have you covered. We all know you love your Champagne and Prosecco so why don’t you pair them with cheese, green vegetables as well as fish and carbs. Sounds like a great meal to us!

Wine Storage

Although any type of wine is great to drink and enjoy at the time, wine is known to get better with age. For this reason, we think that fine wine storage is very important. If you’re lucky enough to get yourself a great bottle of wine that you want to store or are interested in vintage wine storage – make sure you check out octavianvaults.co.uk. This wine storage company will take care of your wine and keep it in the best conditions to make sure that it ages perfectly. This means that when you want to use your wine for that special occasion or dinner party it will be even better than an off the shelf bottle!

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