White wine goes with fish. Red wine goes best with bloody meat. Anything that comes with a poppadum needs to be washed down with an Indian beer (inevitably brewed in the UK) within seconds.
Nothing new there - some food/booze pairings are so steadfastly quoted that you run the real risk of not only making your meals bland, but also missing out on some truly exceptional culinary and wine-based experiences that your palate is practically crying out for.
We spoke to Jim Gore, a man who we imagine orders his meat bloody - but more importantly, he’s also a Wine & Spirit Education Trust Tutor (Wsetglobal.com), so was the man to ask about maverick food and wine pairings that work.
So, whether you’re looking to impress on a third date or else just want an excuse to show off during your next trip to a restaurant, from the unfussy (steak and kidney pie) to the very fussy (Truffle Risotto), you might want to favourite this…
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