Many customers come into our Sacramento epicurean food market or browse our selection of online gourmet food in search of the best gourmet food and wine to pair. Yet once you find an interesting wine, it can be difficult to make the best match if you’re inexperienced in this arena. However, there are some basic tenets to follow that can make pairing these specialty grocery items an absolute breeze.
Sweet and spicy are a natural combination—keep this in mind when pairing gourmet food and wine. If you’re making a dish with an extra kick, like Mexican, Chinese, Indonesian or Thai food, look for something sweet to pair it with at your next visit to our gourmet food market or when you’re shopping for gourmet groceries online.
One of the best things about pairing wine with spicy food is that, unlike water, alcohol with residual sugar can ease the heat of certain foods. In fact, it actually allows the wine’s flavor to shine through the spiciness. A popular choice among customers of our Sacramento gourmet food store and our online gourmet food store is to pair off-dry (aka sweet) wines with spicy food since the acidity stands up well with it. A few good examples of off-dry wine are Rieslings, Rosès, and Chenin Blancs. Visit our wine section when browsing our online gourmet food or when you come into our gourmet grocery store to see our extensive selection.
When you visit our gourmet grocery store in search of specialty grocery items, make sure to ask our friendly staff for recommendations. Even when you’re browsing gourmet groceries online, you’ll find information in each description that will help you make good choices. When you visit specialty grocery stores like Taylor’s Market, you’ll get the best of the best, not only in gourmet grocery items, but in customer service and assistance as well. Happy pairing!
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