‘Think of throwing vinegar or fresh lemon over your fish and chips – the wine does the same thing and cuts through the grease. (Picture: Getty)
Thoughtful wine pairing doesn’t must be saved for particular events solely.
Considering a little bit about your wine decisions to accompany meals can improve the meal all spherical.
And it’s not too ‘high brow’ an exercise for a weekend takeaway.
Whether or not you’re going all in on the beige meals, or one thing extra flavourful like a curry, there’s a wine to work greatest with it.
Bert Blaize, co-author of Which Wine When, a wine guidebook for all types of meals, tells Metro.co.uk that ‘pairing wines with takeaways is where the book started – the original working title was Juice & Junk as it was going to be junk food with natural wine pairings’, so he’s effectively versed in elevating a basic takeaway.
‘Takeaways are normally greasy and spicy (well the best ones are), so high acidity wines work really well,’ he says, recommending Albarino, Chablis, Riesling and Vinho Verde.
‘Think of throwing vinegar or fresh lemon over your fish and chips – the wine does the same thing and cuts through the grease. The freshness also keeps your palate going and salivating with spicy foods,’ he explains.
‘You also can’t go fallacious with Italian reds and pizza. Particularly like fruit ahead wines like Valpolicella, Dolcetto d’Alba and Frappato.
‘You can find all the wines I’ve talked about in most supermarkets and nook retailers. So one of the simplest ways for individuals to get into meals and wine matching is to get caught in and get messy.’
Attempt pairing pizza with pink wine (Image: Getty Pictures/EyeEm)
Sam Caporn, often called ‘the mistress of wine’, has paired wines from Aldi with widespread go-to takeaway choices to take a number of the guesswork out, for when time is of the essence.
Fish and chips
Sam recommends Veuve Monsigny Brut NV (£12.99, 75cl), saying: ‘This bubbly bestseller and extremely acclaimed award-winner is a bubbly mix of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
‘The acidity cuts through the richness of the batter and the freshness works like a squeeze of lemon with the fish.’
Go for Californian Cabernet Sauvignon, (£9.99, 75cl), she suggests.
‘For a lamb kebab, the minty notes in Cabernet Sauvignon, are an incredible match with lamb (assume roast lamb and mint sauce).
‘The fatty meat softens any tannins from this smooth and fruity wine, making it the perfect wine partner.’
Hold it pink with Specifically Chosen Maremma Toscana (£7.99, 75cl).
‘The adage of “what grows together goes together” is so true relating to Italy and so look no additional than a snazzy Sangiovese primarily based mix such because the Specifically Chosen Maremma Toscana for pizza nights.
‘The medium to full bodied red gives notes of black cherry and blueberry that are fabulous with a slice of pizza.’
Sam recommends going for Australian Durif (£8.99, 75cl), although she says there are ‘so many different beverages that work with a classic Indian curry’.
‘This is an excellent accompaniment to a curry thanks to its layers of dense, spicy black fruit and a rich, long finish.’
Go for Argentinian Malbec (£9.99, 75cl), which is able to work with dessert too.
‘It not only pairs perfectly with a burger but is also brilliant with a chocolate brownie to finish off,’ Sam says.
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