The world of food and wine pairings can seem daunting at first: it’s a realm where people say anatomical-sounding words like “body” and “legs” and expect you to know what they’re talking about. Thankfully, I’m here to tell you that it’s not as complicated as it all sounds. The most important thing (and perhaps the only important thing) to know about wine is to know what you like. Once you know that, the wine world is pretty much your oyster. And you know what wine goes great with oysters? A razor sharp glass of Chablis.
You might think that matching what you drink with what you eat is a pretentious concept that’s reserved for the upper crusts and oligarchs of the world, but just imagine the flavour clash of drinking a black coffee while you’re trying to enjoying a crab fettucine and you’ll sort of understand where I’m coming from. Having a drink that complements your meal, and brings out the best of its flavours, can not only bring you immense enjoyment but can help you elevate your cooking and impress your friends and loved ones in equal measure. It’s basically really, really impressive, MOB. Which is why it’s time you learned what wine you should be drinking with our most popular recipes.
We already know which of our recipes that you know and love the best, so we enlisted the help of some of the nation’s very best sommeliers and wine experts – assigning each of them one of our top five recipes – to find out what wine they think goes best with that dish. We’ve included links to where you can find the bottles and try out these combinations for yourself at home. I hope, at the very least, you come away from this article having learned a thing or two about how choosing the right wine can make a meal truly spectacular.