Fall is upon us. And if you’re like the editors at Wine Enthusiast, you’ll agree there are few things more enjoyable than a tasty, multi-course alfresco meal that features bottles on bottles of white and red wine pairings.
While we’ve hand-picked matching pours for the delectable recipes featured in this special issue, there are countless partners that could work. Feel free to explore your favorites, keeping in mind one important tip: Compare the main components of the dish, such as the dominant flavor, character, intensity and the comparative level of its fats to acids, with the main components of the wine, including its acidity, viscosity, tannins, alcohol level, flavor type and intensity. These elements should enhance (not necessarily complement) one another.
So, go ahead, pop open some bottles and spend time with this free seasonal pairing guide.