The ability to Pair wine and food is a complicated skill that often requires years of experience and a lot of first-hand experience -which can be, admittedly, a very delicious process.
That being said, how do you pair a wine you’ve never tried with a dish you’re planning to enjoy? Well, this simple cheat sheet should provide you a helpful, though basic, guide. While some of the suggestions, like the notion of pairing red wine with beef and white wine with fish, are a bit old school when given the complexities of modern varietals and our globalized dinner plates, it still can be a useful guide if you’ve never actually tried a particular dish and a particular wine together.
Of course, if you’re at a restaurant, it’s always advisable to ask your server as they are often experienced with the particular dishes and their wines and how the two pair together.
Original Source – Visual.ly