Infographic: Get To Grips With Wine And Food Matching

Infographic: Get To Grips With Wine And Food Matching

How important is it that wine and food should match? Ultimately, the rules aren't set in stone, but the idea of pairing wines with foods is to help certain flavours complement each other and bring the best out in each other.

Beef & vegetable casserole. A traditional braised beef stew with thick, rich gravy - an ideal recipe for cheap cuts as slow-cooking guarantees a tender dish

Beef & vegetable casserole

Beef & vegetable casserole. A traditional braised beef stew with thick, rich gravy - an ideal recipe for cheap cuts as slow-cooking guarantees a tender dish

Liver and bacon with onion gravy. This recipe calls for using ketchup in the sauce, which I will not use, subbing for the same amount of tomato paste instead. If you caramelize the tomato paste until it turns a darker red, it gives the sauce a taste of something that has cooked for a longer period of time. I also will add a splash of red or white wine to the sauce, right after I caramelize the tomato paste.

Liver and bacon with onion gravy. This recipe calls for using ketchup in the sauce, which I will not use, subbing for the same amount of tomato paste instead. If you caramelize the tomato paste until it turns a darker red, it gives the sauce a taste of something that has cooked for a longer period of time. I also will add a splash of red or white wine to the sauce, right after I caramelize the tomato paste.

Basque Lamb Stew ~ Marinated, slow-cooked, lamb stew with lamb shoulder, garlic, rosemary, onion, paprika, roasted bell peppers, tomato, parsley, red wine, and chicken stock. ~ SimplyRecipes.com

Basque Lamb Stew ~ Marinated, slow-cooked, lamb stew with lamb shoulder, garlic, rosemary, onion, paprika, roasted bell peppers, tomato, parsley, red wine, and chicken stock. ~ SimplyRecipes.com

These Veggie Shepherds' Pie Jacket Potatoes are a vegetarian & vegan twist on the great British classic.  With a red wine, puy lentil & mushrooms gravy filling, and light and fluffy mash piped on top.

Veggie Shepherds' Pie Jacket Potatoes

These Veggie Shepherds' Pie Jacket Potatoes are a vegetarian & vegan twist on the great British classic. With a red wine, puy lentil & mushrooms gravy filling, and light and fluffy mash piped on top.

Mediterranean-Style Wine Braised Lamb Shanks Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. Braising and slow cooker instructions included! Spiced lamb shanks cooked in a red wine and tomato sauce with vegetables, aromatics and fresh herbs! A family favorite for Easter or your next special dinner! See it on TheMediterraneanDish.com

Mediterranean-Style Wine Braised Lamb Shanks with Vegetables

Mediterranean-Style Wine Braised Lamb Shanks Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. Braising and slow cooker instructions included! Spiced lamb shanks cooked in a red wine and tomato sauce with vegetables, aromatics and fresh herbs! A family favorite for Easter or your next special dinner! See it on TheMediterraneanDish.com

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks in Red Wine Sauce - a classic recipe, meltingly tender meat and a rich red wine based gravy. Easy to make!

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Sauce

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks in Red Wine Sauce - a classic recipe, meltingly tender meat and a rich red wine based gravy. Easy to make!

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