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New way to pair wine & food finding white wine pairs better!

on 13/07/12 at 11:23 am

Booze News

Traditional wine and food pairing combinations were debunked during a presentation by Dr Peter Klosse, founder and owner of the Academy of Gastronomy in The Netherlands.

Speaking at the Fine & Rare Specialist course at Vienna’s Palais Coburgon 1 July, Klosse criticised classic food and wine matches such as Pauillac with lamb or white wine with fish.

“People say Pauillac goes with lamb, but there are many types of Pauillac…and you are told to have white wine with fish, as though all white wines and all fish are the same.”

Elaborating on the possible source of the Pauillac and lamb combination, he added, “There is an Agneau de Pauillac, which could be the source of the pairing, but I’ve never seen a lamb in Pauillac, and the AOP for Agneau de Pauillac covers the entire Gironde.”

As for other combinations such as red wine with red meat and cheese, Klosse pointed out that in fact many white wines are better matches with these foods, and that in general, white wine “is easier to combine with food than reds.”