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How to solve the dilemma of choosing the RIGHT wine for the RIGHT food.

  Share This Infographic On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to https://caseelegance.com with this graphic.</strong><br><br><a href="https://caseelegance.com/blogs/everything-about-wine/articles?cache=false&preview_key=c483608a9f16093e6f68e3d335bddb78"><img src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1293/6321/files/Artboard_1_95f37534-c7b6-4613-857f-0d405a5986d2_large.jpg?v=1494860163" alt="Pairing the right wine with the right food" width="" border="0"></a></p> Unless you are the ultimate wine snob, you probably are like most casual wine drinkers and don’t have a good grasp of what wines go best with different food items. Let’s be brutally honest (if you are like me), your knowledge of wines is basically limited to the color spectrum. There’s red and white (and those blush in-between colors)!  There are, however, some basic guidelines anyone can follow when choosing a wine based on the food menu. Here are some directions to follow when deciding on a wine that’s perfect for any entrée:...

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How to solve the four wine-ordering dilemmas when choosing a wine for a party.

Here’s the challenge – you are hosting a party for 12 people.   You know there will be differences of opinion and preferences about what wine to drink.  Is there any way to please every palate without resorting to buying each guest their own bottle? The answer is YES! There are really only four basic dilemmas faced in meeting any wine preference. Here are the most common wine-related dilemmas and our solutions for each: Dilemma #1 - White versus Red Solution: Rich rosé or light, chilled red. What better way to compromise than to choose a rosé?  Look for a richer rosé, which will have the flavor and intensity that red wine lovers prefer.  Rosés from Spain and southern Italy will do well....

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4 things to remember when bringing wine to a dinner party

Most of us have been there before! You’ve been invited to a dinner party and you know you’re expected to bring a bottle of wine. Don’t fret about it. Simple follow these 4 simple rules of etiquette to be sure your wine-bearing gesture is appreciated: Your wine is a gift to the host. Don’t demand that it has to be uncorked. The fact that you are supplying a bottle of wine for the festivities doesn’t mean that the host is obligated to open it.  Realize, he or she may already have other plans related to the wine that will be served.  Perhaps, they too have spent some time thinking about a perfect wine what will pair well with the food...

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The 5 biggest mistakes wine drinkers make

While drinking wine isn’t difficult – you open a bottle, pour the wine in the glass and take a sip – there are several common mistakes many people make in the process. There is a proper way to hold the wine glass Most wine glasses have a stem for a reason. It’s to avoid your body heat from transferring to the wine.  So, don’t hold the wine glass at the bottom of the bowl. Instead, hold the glass by the stem.  This also enables you to swirl the wine and open it up. Serve the wine when it’s at the right temperature Most of us think white wine needs to be served chilled.  In reality, serving a white wine too...

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Five pointers on selecting wine as a host gift

Wine is the perfect gift -  providing your host enjoys wine.  But, if you are undecided about how to select a wine, follow these 5 simple steps: Know your host  What kind of wines does your host drink?  The two basic categories are sweet and dry.  If sweet, consider a German Riesling or a dessert wine. If your host prefers a dry wine, consider a California Chardonnay for a white or an Australian Shiraz for a red. Seek out an expert  If in doubt, a wine expert is as close as your neighborhood beverage store or wine shop. You don’t have to know much about wines. Simply ask the professional to recommend one. Don’t think expensive means excellent  An expensive...

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