1. Sugar combines with sugar: if the dish has a lot of sweetness, it should be accompanied by a sweet wine, such as Tokaj, Sauternes or Aiswein. Also sweet and rich in taste, red wines go well with chocolate.
2. Aromatic wine goes well with aromatic dishes: if you use curry in a recipe, this dish can be combined with Riesling wine, which has a rich taste, and aromatic red wines from the Mediterranean region perfectly accompany spicy meat.
3. Complex cuisine requires complex accompaniment: refined and gourmet dishes must be accompanied by appropriate wines, while simpler dishes imply neutral wines with unsaturated flavors.
4. It is easier to change the recipe than wine: it is better to find a substitute for some exotic ingredient than trying to find a wine that will go with complex recipes. To really enjoy the wine, it's best to cook something simple.
5. Champagne is one of the wines that go well with almost any food due to its high acidity, bubbles and residual sugar. It will also help you out if you need to find an accompaniment to dishes with complex ingredients.
6. If you are preparing a dish with a sour taste, it is best to balance it with a soft wine with a sweet aftertaste.
7. If the dish is fatty and oily, it should be accompanied by a tart wine: for example, juicy semi-raw meat goes well with Cabernet, Nebbiolo or Sangiovese wines.
8. Different types of cheese should be matched with different wines - there is no universal wine that would suit every variety.
9. If you want to really enjoy the taste of wine, try to avoid the following ingredients in your food: eggs, milk, vinegar, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, citrus fruits (especially lemon and grapefruit). Foods such as soups, sorbets and ice cream, as well as overly bitter and salty foods can also interfere with wine perception.
10. Do not overdo the recipe so as not to overload the palate: wines need simple flavors that emphasize the unique character of the drink.
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