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Going Beyond the Ordinary: 10 Delicious and Unexpected Wine Pairings Worth Trying

Wine and food pairing is an exciting adventure for every food lover. For many people, certain food and wine pairings are comfortable because they are common and well-known. However, there is a whole world of unexpected yet fabulous pairings waiting to be explored. Here are ten delicious and unexpected wine pairings that are definitely worth a try:

  1. Fried Chicken and Rosé: The bright, red fruitiness of Rosé pairs deliciously with crispy fried chicken for an exquisite balance of flavor.
  2. Mac and Cheese and Pinot Noir: The silky, smooth texture and rich flavor of mac and cheese goes surprisingly well with a Pinot Noir full of flavors like berries, earth, and spice.
  3. Spicy Thai Curry and Grüner Veltliner: The high acidity and fresh herbaceousness of Grüner Veltliner pair perfectly with the bold, spicy flavors of a Thai curry.
  4. Beef Bourguignon and Pinotage: Pinotage’s fruitful, nuanced and smoky flavors work well with hearty beef dishes, balancing the taste and texture of the meat.
  5. Cheesecake and Ice Wine: The tartness of ice wine matches the sweetness of cheesecake, making it a perfect match for desserts on the sweeter side.
  6. Fish and Chips with Albariño: The vibrant acidity and herbal notes of an Albariño contrast beautifully with the buttery, crispy flavors of deep-fried fish.
  7. Pork Belly and Riesling: The sweetness and acidity of Riesling pairs perfectly with the salty, indulgent texture and flavor of crispy pork belly.
  8. Pizza and Lambrusco: Fruity and zesty, but a little less expensive than champagne, Lambrusco’s delicious notes can even out the salt and acidity of a cheesy pizza.
  9. Oysters and Muscadet: Muscadet’s mineral taste works miracles while combining with oysters to create a real taste of the ocean.
  10. Grilled Halloumi and Beaujolais: The light, sweet, and fruitiness of Beaujolais contrasts beautifully with the creamy, salty flavors of chargrilled Halloumi.

Experience the joy of food and wine pairing beyond your comfort zone and captivate your taste buds with these unique combinations. Happy sipping!

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