Wine dinners often lead to the discussion of flavors, which let’s face it, is what food and wine is all about!
1. Learn what constitutes a “good wine.”
How would you know what a good wine is if you have never taken the time to experience a wine’s structure and complexity? Wine pairing dinners will teach you how to be attentive to your complete palate during the tasting experience.
2. Never again pay too much (or too little) for a good wine.
Wine tastings are a great way to try many different wines without having to purchase a whole bottle. Let the presenter teach you about different appellations, classifications, climates and terroir – this will help you understand more clearly how a wine arrives on the shelf at a particular price point. Then, if you agree and like the wine, go buy a bottle!
3. Have a free check-up of your 5 senses.
Wine pairing dinners are all about awakening your senses. At a wine dinner you will learn how to recognize the different flavors in each wine and distinguish between the different tastes found in the food. Fortunately, you will only need to focus on six tastes when it comes to wine and food pairings: salt, acid, sweet, bitter, fat and spice.
4. Master your own food and wine pairings at home.
A great food and wine pairing creates a balance between the components of a dish and the characteristics of a wine. Learn what to look for in a recipe to make great wine matches and create your own wonderful pairings.
5. Meet people and have fun.
This one is easy – the Pine Belt offers a wide variety of wine dinners throughout the year, so sit back, sip, taste, relax and have a great time!
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