Course: Understanding Wine
When choosing a wine to serve with food, many people fear they'll pick the wrong one, somehow ruining the entire meal.
Take heart; true disasters are rare. Usually the worst that happens is the wine and food are good individually, but do nothing for each other.
You can skew the odds in your favor by choosing wines that are naturals with food.
Moderate to High Acidity
Acidity in a wine or food increases the production of saliva in the mouth. Saliva helps break down food and at the same time highlights or brings forward many of the food's flavors. To bring out the flavors in your food, drink wine with good acidity.
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