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Wine Spectator School


Make pairings that work...


INTRODUCTION

Relax
Passing pairings
Key strategies and balance
Nuts and bolts

 

KEY STRATEGIES

Beyond this, there are a number of key strategies. Each focuses on a different aspect of wine and food:

  1. Body, or weight or richness
  2. Components in wine and food—such as sweetness, acidity and salt—and their interactions
  3. Aroma and Flavor, or comparing and contrasting scents
  4. And a number of other factors, including occasion and effort, may be considered

BALANCE, BALANCE, BALANCE

You'll see that balance is at the heart of each pairing strategy....

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