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All's Fair In Love and Pairings

Monday, June 27th, 2011 @ 10:11 AM

So besides "What's your favorite cheese?", the No. 1 question I get asked is, "What kind of cheese would you pair with this wine?".  To be honest, pairings are subjective, and what tastes good to one person may not thrill another.  But to help, I usually stick with one of two things: Complete opposites (like a sweet wine paired with a salty cheese), or things that are similar (like a light, tangy cheese with a bright, crisp wine).

Now to be fair, there are a million great combinations that do not fall within these guidelines, but this is a good place to start.  And for a sure-fire warm weather favorite, try a fresh chevre (such as one from Laura Chenel or Cypress Grove) with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc (or, if you're feeling adventurous, a dry rosé).  Try my suggestion, or tell me yours. Cheers!

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