The art of wining and dining

November 29, 2012
Photo taken from FriendsEat

Contrary to what commercials would have you believe, beer isn’t the alcohol that brings people together. In my opinion it’s wine.

Fancy dinner? Wine. Date night? Wine. Girls night in? Wine. Pizza and football? Wine. Okay, maybe that last one is just me. The point is… wine is perfect for most occasions. In the words of Martin Luther, “Beer is made by men. Wine by God.” Just sayin’.

In just a few months, the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition is coming back to Fairplex for it’s 75th run. The competition is one of the most prestigious wine-tasting events in the United States.

The best part of the whole thing? All the award-winning wines are showcased at the L.A. County Fair as part of the wine education program which means some of the finest in wine and spirits are available to the public. Industry experts lead classes shedding light on wine and food pairings as wine tasting techniques.

Clearly we are all for the wine and dine deal here. But an article from the Washington Street Journal begs to differ. In fact, the author questions the necessity of studying food pairings so intricately at all. Read the article here.

Whether you agree with the article or not, you can’t deny the pleasures of eating a deliciously cooked meal and sipping a glass of the wine of your choice. Of course, it’s up to you how much research you want to put into your choice of food and beverage 🙂

As for me? I am looking forward to the end of the week when I can recline by my fireplace with a glass of Merlot in hand, as rain patters on the windows and Death Cab For Cutie plays softly inside. But again, maybe that’s just me.

What’s your favorite time to drink wine? And what’s your take on wine and food pairings?


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