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Experiment General rules for wine pairings Drink and eat what YOU like-predominant rule to consider Treat wine like a food-in europe, wine is food, part of daily meals when you pair cab sauv with blackberry sauce, it could negate the tastes some foods are great by themselves, some wines are better by themselves but some foods become better with wine or wine needs food any wine that makes your mouth water, its your mouth saying put some food in me-apple vs apple pie, pumpkin vs pumpkin pie when you get an astringent tannic wine(chianti), cheese cuts the harshness, pushes tannins and acid away to taste the underlying flavors Look for balance big aggressive tannic reds are not balanced when young let age or pair with food Match the wine with to the most prominent element in the dish what else is on plate-sauce, mushroom gravy, how meat is cooked chicken-white wine? chicken is the vehicle, what sauce is on it(baked, fried, chicken salad), pair wine to that

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